Hase-dera  (長谷寺)

Hase-dera is mostly famous for its Eleven-headed Kannon statue, which is over 9 meters high. The temple is of the Jodo school of Buddhism and is said to have been founded in 736.
The Hasedera garden and Hojo-ike pond can be found just behind the temple entrance.

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Directions

How to get there
You can take a bus or the train from Kamakura station to get to Hase.
Kamakura bus number 4 (鎌4) takes you to the Hase-Kannon (長谷観音) bus stop in 7 minutes.

If you prefer to go by train, take Enoshima-Dentetsu line and get off at the third stop Hase station (長谷). It should take only 5 minutes.

If you are visiting the Great Buddha (Daibutsu, at Kotoku-in) in Hase, the temple is just a 10 minute walk away.

Opening times
March - September: 8am - 5pm
Otober - February: 8am - 4:30pm

Admission
300 yen

Address
11-2, Hase 3-chome, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0016

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