Hasedera Temple

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Hase-dera, commonly called the Hase-kannon is one of the Buddhist temples in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, famous for housing a massive wooden statue of Kannon. The temple originally belonged to the Tendai sect of Buddhism, but eventually became an independent temple of the Jōdo-shū. [Wikipedia]

Overview

Address

3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Directions)

Hours

8:00 - 17:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 8:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 8:00 - 17:30
Thursday 8:00 - 17:30
Friday 8:00 - 17:30
Saturday 8:00 - 17:30
Sunday 8:00 - 17:30
Holidays 8:00 - 17:30

Phone Number

0467-22-6300

Website

https://www.hasedera.jp/en/

Access

Hasedera Temple is a five-minute walk from Hase Station, on the Enoden train line between Fujisawa and Kamakura.

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