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Hasedera, a modern temple in Kamakura

Hasedera (長谷寺)

A mystical kannon statue, hydrangea at full bloom, a modern dry landscape garden. This is the Hasedera temple in Kamakura, the probably second oldest temple in the city, also simply known as Hase kannon. It is the 4th station of the thirty-three Kannon pilgrimage in the Kanto area.

The Hasedera temple is most famous for its eleven-headed Kannon statue, which is over 9 meters high. The temple is of the Jodo school of Buddhism and is said to have been founded in 736.

The Hasedera garden and Hojo-ike pond can be found just behind the temple entrance while it is advised to climb until the top of the mountain to have a stunning view over the ocean.



History of the temple





   -Benten-dō/ Benten-kutsu






   -Go-en Garden

   -Mossy Pond Garden

   -Pond Garden

Plants in the Garden

The Kannon Museum


Restaurants & Cafes

Anika’s Impressions

Access & General Information

Around Hasedera

14 pages

31 pictures

17 MB / 24MB


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