From JR Kamakura Station, there’s a bus that can take you directly to Kamakura Hasedera (and the Great Buddha which is about 5-10 minutes walk away).
Jizo-bosatsu are statues that comfort the souls of unborn children.
What’s there to see in Hasedera? Well, there’s the famous statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. I wasn’t able to take a proper photo (they discouraged photography), but the statue is an interesting sight to behold – eleven heads representing a virtue or characteristic of the goddess.
We went pretty early in the morning to avoid the massive crowd.
Wonderful view of Kamakura. One of the reasons why you should visit Hasedera.
There’s also a restaurant that serves Kamakura’s specialties.
Comfy traveling outfit c/o Moussy (sweater) and MURUA (culottes and scarf).
The Kannon-do or main hall of Hasedera.
In the area is a small cave called Benten-kutsu, where you can find sculptures of Benten and other minor gods. Benten is the goddess of beauty and wealth. A must-see! Not for the claustrophic though!
Mini bamboo forest.
Cute cafe near the temple.
Love the laid back vibe.
Count on Japan to make all things kawaii.
Thanks Gervin for introducing this place to David and me!