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
-Mossy Pond Garden
-Hojo Pond Garden
- Plants in the Garden
- The Kannon Museum
- Restaurants & Cafes
- Anika’s Impressions
- Access & Gerneral
- Around Hasedera
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You can take a bus or the train from Kamakura station to get to Hase.
Kamakura bus number 4 (鎌４) takes you to the Hase-Kannon (長谷観音) bus stop in 7 minutes.
If you prefer to go by train, take Enoshima-Dentetsu line and get off at the third stop Hase station (長谷). It should take only 5 minutes.
If you are visiting the Great Buddha (Daibutsu, at Kotoku-in) in Hase, the temple is just a 10 minute walk away.
March – September: 8am – 5pm
Otober – February: 8am – 4:30pm
EN: 11-2, Hase 3-chome, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016
JP: 〒248-0016 神奈川県鎌倉市長谷３丁目１１−２