Hasedera is a historic temple, famous for the principal statue of kannon.(Hase Kannon) The site offers a museum, garden and a scenic view of kamakura.
The precincts with the majestic Kannon-do hall and lovely trees and ponds are enveloped in a light that “connects,” like the lanterns given to those who visit.
According to legend, the nine-meter wooden statue of the Kannon (goddess of mercy) you can see here was carved in 721 CE in Nara, then cast into the sea, washing up in 736. In June and July, colourful hydrangeas bloom around the temple.
Suggested duration: 45m
Adults (junior high school students and over): 400 yen