Hase-dera

My Rating: 
5

Hase-dera is one of the most popular places for sightseeing in Kamakura as well as Kamakura Daibutsu. There is a large parking lot, which can be parked by buses. A lot of tourists visit here. Inside of Hase-dera is very large and there are many points to see, and it's a good place to visit.

Hase-dera is a very old temple, which seems to be there from Nara era, but the beginning is not clear. Passing the Sanmon, there is a beautiful garden with ponds. Going up stairs, then there is Jizo-do on the way. Jizo-do is new building which was rebuilt.

Going up further, there are Kannon-do, Amida-do, and Homotsu-kan (Treasure Museum), etc. Kamakura town and sea is beautifully visible from here. There is a walking path that go around a small hill. I enjoy visiting many times each season.

I'm overwhelmed by its size of Hase Juichimen Kannon-zo which is enshrined in Kannon-do.