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Hasedera Temple, Kamakura

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Known for its eleven-headed statue of a bodhisattva associated with mercy, Hasedera Temple probably dates back to the 8th century CE. Though several documents indicate that the temple may have been established later, local lore maintains the site's earlier origins. Explore the onsite museum (for an additional cost), take in the coastal views of Kamakura, and enjoy the lush temple garden. Most importantly, be sure to view the wooden sculpture of bodhisattva Kannon, which, as legend has it, was carved from a camphor tree in 721. Put Hasedera Temple and other Kamakura attractions into our Kamakura vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • And to bring foreign visitors will enjoy. Eleven-faced Kannon and jizo lot are enshrined. Try also statues in the cave. Nice landscaped garden. Close to station, overlooking Sagami Bay from the top of the temple.
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  • From enoden hase station only minutes away is the doorway rises for dozens of stairs in Japan and main, great view from the terrace of which the Sagami Bay. Nice view of the seasons, such as cherry blossoms, azaleas and Maple.
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  • View from the reasonably priced is hard, but was the best! Kamakura beer was thirsty, so I asked on sale at exit Café. Was delicious.
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