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Hase-dera Temple (Kannon), Kamakura-Shi

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Contact: +81 4 6722 6300
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
The focal point at this temple is the highly acclaimed statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Kannon. It is believed that in 721 the priest Tokudo used half of a massive camphor log to carve the statue with eleven faces, which stands a bit more than nine meters. Also deserving special mention is the bell which was cast in 1264 and has been named an important cultural property, the octagonal shaped prayer wheel and the collection of Jizo statues, the guardian of children.