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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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  • Beautiful Temple a couple of blocks from the train station of Hakone, well-kept, with beautiful statues in honor of Buddha and a walk among trees and long autumn landscape that offers very nice views of the Valley.
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  • This temple is very well kept. Lots a little items to see. A large statue inside the main temple building. They sell food and drink here as well. Located about a block away from Enoden Railway and you...  more »
  • The gardens are the typical Japanese and the temple is simply beautiful, enjoy truly spectacular views!
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