Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kanto  /  Kanagawa Prefecture  /  Kamakura  /  Religious Sites  /  Hasedera Temple
Hasedera Temple, Kamakura
(4.5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Kamakura itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kamakura

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kamakura by other users

26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Yokohama & Kamakura BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kamakura BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Fujisawa & Kamakura BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kamakura BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Kamakura, Tokyo Prefecture & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kamakura BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Tokyo & Kamakura BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Hydrangeas are beautiful and famous hasedera Temple. And planted many trees of the trail will be in bloom here... that time could imagine views a substantial number of brilliant hydrangea bloom. Very soothing to watch while sitting on the bench, but this time without the seaside scenery.
    View original
  • I went last weekend for the first time! Hydrangea flowers are not in that temple of hydrangeas seen on TV, but this time because there were planted. Hydrangea time really impressive, I guess. Take a look at when I want to go.
    View original
  • For the traveler who knows no Kyoto, Nara, or Nikko, it's a nice temple. For others...
    View original