How to enjoy the rainy season in Japan,Hydrangeas heaven, Hase temple in Kamakura!!!
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I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 8 years.
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2 Hase temples
Hase temple in Kamakura is a temple of the Jodo sect located in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture.
It was founded in 736.
There is another Hase temple with the same name in Nara Prefecture, 600 kilometers away, but a strange story has been handed down.
In 721,the monk Tokudo , the founder of Hase temple in Nara Prefecture, carved two statues of the Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) out of a tree in the mountains of Nara Prefecture.
One of the statues was placed in Hase temple in Nara and called Hase Temple.
The other was washed out to sea.
Twelve years later, one of the statues washed ashore was founded in Kamakura seashore.
Then the local monk invited the monk Tokudo and asked to enshrine the statue here.
That is Hase temple here, the same name.
There are 2,500 hydrangea plants behind the main hall, and June is the blooming season.
Since many people visit the temple during this season, the number of the entrance is limited.
It is recommended to make a reservation on the Internet in advance.
The hydrangeas cover the cliff behind the main hall, and the Pacific Ocean can be seen from the top.
The scene in full bloom can be compared to the Buddhist paradise.
Why don’t you visit Hase temple in Kamakura during the rainy season in Japan and experience a new Japanese beauty?
You can enjoy the mysterious scenery, which is different from that of cherry blossoms.
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!