Hasedera Temple

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Kamakura’s Hasedera Temple, a sister temple to Nara’s temple of the same name, is renowned for its 11-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. This Jodo-sect Buddhist temple is one of the oldest temples in the city and has roots in the eighth century. Legend has it that the monk Tokudo Shonin requested two Kannon statues to be made from a camphor tree in 721. The smaller statue was enshrined at Nara’s temple, while the other one was thrown into the sea as an offering. In 736, the statue washed ashore in Kamakura, and Hasedera was built to enshrine it.



3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Map) (Directions)


8:00 - 17:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 8:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 8:00 - 17:30
Thursday 8:00 - 17:30
Friday 8:00 - 17:30
Saturday 8:00 - 17:30
Sunday 8:00 - 17:30
Holidays 8:00 - 17:30

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Hasedera Temple is a five-minute walk from Hase Station, on the Enoden train line between Fujisawa and Kamakura.

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