Kamakura Hasedera

Buddhist temple in Kamakura

Updated: March 08, 2024 11:19 AM

Kamakura Hasedera is located in Kamakura (City in Japan), Japan. It's address is 3 Chome-11-2 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan.

3 Chome-11-2 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan

8G6M+X6 Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan

+81 467-22-6300

Check Time Table for Kamakura Hasedera

Monday8 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday8 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday8 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday8 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday8 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday8 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday8 AM to 4:30 PM

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Where is Kamakura Hasedera?

Kamakura Hasedera is located at: 3 Chome-11-2 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016, Japan.

What is the phone number of Kamakura Hasedera?

You can try to calling this number: +81 467-22-6300

What are the coordinates of Kamakura Hasedera?

Coordinates: 35.3124645, 139.5330634

Kamakura Hasedera Reviews

2023-10-22 13:06:08 GMT

Absolutely beautiful place. Natural views of the seaside town were stunning, and the temple is so well-maintained.
It is a zen retreat on a hilltop, and on top of that the temple offers prayer services for the new year, as well as miscarried babies.
You can leave money and write your wishes on a cup, etc.

The temple also has several charms that you can buy as gifts for loved ones. These charms are very unique, and they are not overtly religious. Out of all the places I visited, their charm shop was probably where I got the most gifts.

Alessandra Bellini
2023-12-30 16:32:14 GMT

This is a Buddhist temple with gardens dating back to the 8th century. The garden is truly spectacular. There are beautiful flowers and a typical zen atmosphere. There are lakes with carp and water lilies, but also caves with particular corners, candles, ... Climbing the steps you get to visit the very beautiful temple. There is also an area where - if I remember correctly - on the 18th of every month you can turn a wheel with 18 prayers to spread the virtues. We were lucky enough to visit it on April 18th, it was exciting! We climbed up to the upper part of the park, always among the plants (we even saw the squirrels!) and came to see the spectacular panorama of the sea below.

Tobias Lass
2023-11-22 07:17:26 GMT

Incredible temple, probably the most exciting one within an hour of travel from Tokyo, it's recommened to plan a trip here. The grounds are vast but on a hill side with mans stairs. The gardens are very nice, there's an interesting cave and collections of stone statues, and the design of the temple buildings are simply breathtaking. You can also get a great view of the bay. This temple truly ignited my fascination with Kamakura, I would say it it the most essential place to visit here and makes for a well rounded experience.

Mary Bello Ruiz
2023-12-28 12:14:40 GMT

Built on a wooded hill overlooking Kamakura and the ocean, this temple has many jizo statues.
The temple garden is a lovely walk. I visited it in autumn and the yellow and reddish colors of the leaves was spectacular.
There is a small temple where you can leave your wish written on an oyster shell.
The entrance is cheap and highly recommended to visit if you go to Kamakura.

Danny Juarez
2024-02-06 01:21:31 GMT

Stunningly beautiful gardens and views.
Take note that you need to walk a lot of stairs and in the cave trail you need to go almost in your knees, so wear comfortable clothes.

Sasithorn Burintrakul (Ying Aom)
2023-12-03 01:14:16 GMT

Big golden Guan-yin statue is located in this temple. There is a ticket fees to entrance but this is strongly recommended temple for praying and relaxing. The garden is well taken care and decorated. The view on top of the hill is so amazing. This is my most impressive temple in Enoshima-Kamakura trip.

2023-11-30 10:07:54 GMT

Extremely beautiful and peaceful place. Autumn colours made it even more incredible. The view of the city was amazing too. The Kannon sculpture was breathtaking. Good experience. ¥400 for entry worth it.

Lenzo Chan
2023-10-21 12:40:24 GMT

This is absolutely worth visiting. Inside the temple is a huge cave, one of the most impressive things. There is a Buddha statue inside the cave, and you have to bend and enter. The most important thing is to bring enough coins for making wishes. Besides, at the top of the temple, you can enjoy the sea view.

David C
2023-12-24 02:32:03 GMT

If you are visiting the Giant Buddha you have to add this to your visit! It has really nice scenery. It incorporates multiple lookout views of the city to enjoy as well as a cave to check out. The place is well kept for. There is also food at the location.

Karina Duarte
2023-12-10 14:49:26 GMT

Absolutely gorgeous. Most beautiful temple I visited whilst in Japan. Highly recommend coming in the evening just before sunset and stay until before close to see the place under the night lights.

Chris Juergensen
2024-02-12 03:03:31 GMT

Hasedera is a beautiful Buddhist temple in Kamakura half way up a small mountain. It is very scenic and you can see the coastline. According to legend, the statue that you can see here is a one of two images of Kannon carved my a monk in the year 721. One was enshrined in Hasedera in the city of Nara and the other was set adrift in the sea to find the place which it had a karmic connection. The statue washed up near Kamakura in the year 736. It was immediately brought to Kamakura and a temple was built to honor it. You can also see 100s of small "Jizo"statues placed there by people who are mourning babies they lost to miscarriage or stillbirth. If you visit Kamakura, you should check out this temple and there is also a nice restaurant with a great view. There is vegan food available too.

Valeria Sandoval Carrasco
2024-01-23 14:38:19 GMT

Amazing temple and ground, it’s a bit of a walk to do the whole area so keep that in mind. What I loved most was their stamp! If you’ve been collecting them at the different temples this one is very worth purchasing.

Gergő Gozony
2024-02-23 08:32:32 GMT

The temple and the garden are very nice. There are tew terrace with ocean view. The monks’ cave is very interesting.

2023-11-22 09:17:31 GMT

Beautiful place if you’re in Kamakura to see the Great Buddha, this is a stop you should add to your itinerary. Highly recommend to get up the shrine at the hill to see an overview of the town and ocean.

Ofer Rosenthal
2023-11-13 13:16:54 GMT

What a gorgeous 😍 Shrine
Few different levels with steps in between
Were many people around , yet , wasn't felt that much , so many zen corners , breathtaking art, among the 9.18 meters statue of Konnan.
A real extraordinary shrine
Affordable entrance
Has free toilets
Has a sun deck in the center

Régis Caspar
2023-10-10 04:48:46 GMT

This temple is really worth a visit, it's like some kind of paradise with a lot of plants and water.
The places of worship are dispatched in the middle of that.
Tip: use the ticket machine with your suica (choose IC for payment method)

Anna Krzak
2023-10-28 23:28:38 GMT

Hasedera is a temple of the Jodo sect.
The temple is famous for its gilded wooden statue of Kannon - one of the largest wooden sculptures in Japan (it is 9.18 m tall). It is said that it was carved from the same tree as the similarly tall Kannon statue worshiped at Hasedera Temple in Nara.
On the opposite side of the main hall stands the Amida-do Hall with an almost 3m tall, golden statue of Amida Buddha.
The temple's main buildings stand halfway up the slope on a terrace which allows for nice views of Kamakura. Here you find a place to buy Japanese sweets, meals and beverages.
Close to the entrance to the temple is a beautiful garden with small ponds.

The temple is open from 08:00 to 17:00. The entrance (Oct 2023) was 400 yen per person.
The temple is close to Hase Train Station (450 m) on Enoden Line. It take just few minutes to get back to Kamaukura from there. However Enoden Line is not covered by JR Pass, so the trip has to be paid separately (for example by Suica or Pasmo).

Paolo Falocchi
2023-12-06 13:46:51 GMT

One of the most beautiful temples of Japan, built in 700 c.e. (1300 years ago). It features beautiful gardens, a stunning view of Kamakura and the ocean, and several buddhist statues. The main hall has a giant wooden figure of Kannon, with a height of 9.18 metres, it's one of the highest of Japan. Other important spots are the thousand Jizo statues, the wonderful Amida Hall, the giant prayer wheel and library, and the buddhist caves (careful with your head).

Jason Salves
2023-11-23 12:04:31 GMT

Amazing place. Out of all of the temples and shrines we visited, this was by far the most impressive. The grounds are immaculate and very well kept. Make sure to check out the cave!

David Hein
2023-11-27 14:12:32 GMT

If you only have time for one temple in kamakura, go here. Skip the great Buddha and come directly here. Not only is the complex lovely, but you also get a view of the beach and ocean from here. There is a cafe and clean restrooms if needed.

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Kamakura officially Kamakura City is a city of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. It is located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu. source

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