Hase-dera Temple

The picturesque scenery of this temple symbolizes Kamakura

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Temple / Closest to Hase Station

Hase-dera is familiar for its statue of Hase Kannon, the Buddhist deity of compassion.
This temple enshrines an 11-sided wooden statue of Kanzeon Bodhisattva, the largest in Japan at about 10 meters tall.
Inside Hase-dera’s grounds, flowers bloom beautifully in every season. In particular, the hydrangea that blossom every June make famous as a splendid place to visit.
In autumn, the beautiful turning of the leaves can also be enjoyed in evening illumination displays.
From the observatory, various public chambers, as well as the Kamakura townscape and ocean, can be seen in one sweep of the eye.
The fabulous views of hydrangeas that can be seen from walking path make this picturesque scenery a symbol of Kamakura.

Highlights

  • Its picturesque scenery represents Kamakura.
  • Enjoy flowers blooming in every season.
  • The adorable matchmaking jizo statues found in 3 spots inside the grounds are popular.
  • You can also experience hand-copying sutras and tracing a picture of a Buddhist image.

Photos

  • Kannon Hall
  • Hydrangea
  • Matchmaking Jizo

Reviews

  • Kate Li

    三個神像很可愛。另外還可以描繪佛像可以體驗。帶小孩可以去玩哦

Basic Information

Name in Japanese
長谷寺
Official Name
Kaikou-zan Jisho-in Hase-dera
Founded
736
Postal Code
248-0016
Address
3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura City, Kanagawa
Telephone
0467-22-6300
Admission
Adults 400 yen, Children (Age 6 - 11) 200 yen
Closed
No holidays
Hours
March to September: 8:00am-5:30pm (last entry at 5:00pm)
October to February: 8:00am-5:00pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
Access
About a 5-minute walk from the Enoshima Electric Railway’s Hase Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)