• Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺)

    Let's go see the biggest Kannon in Japan!

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) is a temple in Kamakura-City. Because a flower blooms throughout the year, it is loved as a "temple of the flowers". This temple is composed of two areas, "lower area (下境内)" and "upper area (上境内)".

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺)

This is the "San-mon Gate (山門)" of a Hase-dera Temple. It features a red lantern.

we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) San-mon Gate

The admission fee is 300 yen for adults.

There is a pond close to an entrance, and many flowers bloom in the circumference of the pond.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺)

There are two ponds in the precincts of Hasedera temple.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺)

These are few part of many 'Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) Temple' photos.

Let's go up this stairs and go to the Kannon-do Hall (観音堂) on the hill.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺)

There is a Temizuya (手水舎 / Hand-wash Place) in front of the stairs (left side).

Be sure to wash your hands before entering a sacred place.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺)

This is Ryoen Jizo (良縁地蔵). It's in the middle of the stairs.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) Ryoen Jizo

It is a popular photo spot. watching will heal your mind.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) Ryoen Jizo

This is a characteristic stone lantern (石燈篭). It is a gentle atmosphere stone lantern.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) stone lantern

This is Jizo-do Hall (地蔵堂). It seemed to be erected by request for of believers.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) Jizo-do Hall

There are many Jizo (地蔵) stories around Jizo-do Hall (地蔵堂).

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) Jizo-do Hall

There are many Jizo which the parent dedicated for the deceased child.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) Jizo-do Hall

There is a stone statue that looked like this next to Jizo-do Hall (地蔵堂).

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺)

This is "Kanno-do Hall (観音堂)" of the famous Hase-dera Temple.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) Kanno-do Hall (観音堂)

Unfortunately photography is prohibited. However, "Juichimen Kannon bosatsu (十一面観音菩薩)" will be very amazing!!

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) Kanno-do Hall (観音堂)

This is a stone that carved the Buddha's "form of the soles of the feet". "仏足石".

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) 仏足石

Please also visit the Kannon Museum (観音ミュージアム) !!

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺)

Beside Kanno-do Hall (観音堂), there is a small garden.

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) storehouse

This is a "経蔵 (storehouse)". *Storehouse for keeping the Buddhist scripture

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) storehouse

There is a "nice view walking path (眺望散策路)" on the back side of the 経蔵 (storehouse).

Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) View walk way

The photograph was taken 2014 and 2016.

June is particularly wonderful!
The hydrangea season is very crowded!

[Kanagawa] Hase-dera Temple - 長谷寺 -

  • Address : 3-11-2, Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
  • Phone : 0467-22-6300
  • Hours : 8:00 - 17:00 (March - September), 8:00 - 16:30 (October - February)
  • Admission fee : Adult 300yen, Elementary school student 100yen
  • Access : Enoshima Electric Railway (江島電鉄) "Hase Station (長谷駅)", 6-minute walk


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