Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 in Kamakura 鎌倉 City Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉 Sightseeing

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
I have been to many temples and shrines in Japan for sightseeing or hiking.
As far as in and around Tokyo, one of my best temples is Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 in Kamakura 鎌倉 City.

Because it is mysterious, quaint and traditional spot!
Kamakura 鎌倉 is popular sightseeing place. There are shopping streets, hiking trails, many temples, shrines and beach.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Main Gate 山門
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 is located bottom of the mountain.
There is short and easy trail in the forest.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Ryo-en Jizo 良縁地蔵
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
I found a cicada shell in summer.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Manji-ike Pool 卍池
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Jizo-do Hall 地蔵堂
A lot of Jizo in back of this hall.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Amida-do Hall 阿弥陀堂
There is the Amida Statue in the hall. It is large and beautiful statue!
Note
Taking photo of the Amida Statue is prohibited.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Kannon-do Hall 観音堂
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
There is the Kannon 観音 statue. It is wonderful, large and well worth seeing!
Note
Taking photo of the Kannon is prohibited.
That why, there are no photos of Kannon and Amida in this page. You can see their photos in the official website of the temple.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Observation Platform 見晴台
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
There is a cafe restaurant in the temple site.
English picture menu is available.
Matcha is popular with tourists.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
The trail goes through the site of the temple which has a quaint and nice atmosphere.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Mizuko-zuka 水小塚
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Once you get to the top of the trail, you can see great scenery.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Yuigahama beach 由比ガ浜
When you go to the temple in summer, it is a good idea to go to the beach after that.


Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Japanese Garden
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Carp
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Dragonfly
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Benten-kutsu Cave 弁天窟
You can walk into the mysterious cave.
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 - Kamakura 鎌倉
Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 in Kamakura 鎌倉 City.

KAMAKURA HASEDERA

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Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture is next to Tokyo.
It takes about 1 hour from Tokyo 東京 Station or Shinjuku 新宿 Station to Kamakura 鎌倉  Station of JR.
You can walk and look around from Kamakura Station to Hasedera Temple.
Actually, the nearest station is Hase 長谷 Station of Enoshima Electric Railway 江ノ島電鉄. You need transfer at Kamakura Station.

(All photos above were taken in August 2016.)
Hydrangea あじさい 紫陽花
In June (rainy season), hydrangea (あじさい Ajisai) is in full bloom.
Hasedera Temple is popular place to see hydrangea.

In summer (July and August), after looking around the temple, it would be a good idea to walk 10 minutes to Yuigahama Beach.
Yuigahama Beach 由比ガ浜海水浴場 Kamakura 鎌倉

Yuigahama Beach 由比ガ浜海水浴場 in Kamakura 鎌倉 City Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture near Tokyo
Yuigahama 由比ガ浜 Beach is the most popular around Kanagawa 神奈川 and Tokyo 東京.A lot of young people go there to enjoy summer holidays.Beach houses and bars open from July to August.

The Great Buddha and Kotoku-in 鎌倉大仏高徳院 (2011)
Why don’t you see the Great Buddha in Kamakura 鎌倉?

Which statue do you want to see in and around Tokyo between THE UNICORN GUNDAM and THE GREAT BUDDHA? ガンダム、大仏
There are 2 popular statues. THE UNICORN GUNDAM is located in Odaiba お台場 Tokyo. THE GREAT BUDDHA is at a temple in Kamakura 鎌倉 City Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture next to Tokyo.

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