Kamakura Day 2b: The Hasedera Temple

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This is the grand entrance into the Hasedera Great Kannon Temple.

Entrance is only 200Y per person (cheaper than the Neko Maru Cat Cafe!). Really, visiting these places is so reasonably priced.

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Wash your hands before going in!

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The path is peppered by the three-guardian figurines.

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Photography of the statues (for worship) inside the shrines is not permitted, but the great Kannon (Kuan Yin) is absolutely majestic. It is 30 feet tall, plastered with gold leaves and if not mistaken, is at least 1200 years old.

There is also an Amida Hall and a Ksitigarbha shrine. Photography is not allowed in both. One truly gets a feel of awe upon entering these shrines.

And the gardens are absolutely breath-taking.

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We had lunch here, at the Kaikoan restaurant.

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Vegetarian curry rice.

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Red sakura!!

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This is the cave temple.

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The display of tablets by tourists.

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Next: The Kotokuin Temple (the Dai Butsu Temple).

 

 

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