Using Enoden (Enoshima Electric Railway) running at 15 stations from Fujisawa Station to Kamakura Station in approximately 35 minutes, I visit Hase-dera Temple which is famous for a hydrangea. I get off Enoden "Hase Station" and arrive at Hase-dera Temple in a 5-minute walk.
Hase-dera Temple is got close to in the name of "the Hase Kannon" from old days, and is official; "Kaikouzan-Syouin-Hase-dera." The foundation is conveyed with Tenbyo era eight years (736) of the Nara era and is an old historic temple of Kamakura eminence set of an Imperial prayer place under the reign of the Emperor Shomu. A principal idol is the statue of the Eleven-faced Kannon Bosatsu. It is counted to the fourth of the Bando thirty-three temples Kannon hallowed ground in a sacred image of the biggest in Japan grade (9.18m in height) for wooden sculpture Buddha. Call the precincts spreading out in the halfway up a mountain from the foot of Kannon-zan where green is deep with "the west Buddhists' paradise of Kamakura" that a large number of flowers are blooming throughout the year and let the heart of the tourist soften.
There is the pond of the iris in the front when I enter the temple, and the iris of a box floated on the pond is jolted for a flow of the water in the pond. According to the regular route, there is the pretty stone guardian deity of children on the way when they have a stone stairway, and most photograph it. I appeared in a bell tower, an Amitabha hall, the precincts with Kannondo when I finished climbing the stone stairway. There is the observation platform which the sea and cityscape of Kamakura can overlook in the depths of the precincts. A view of the Gulf of Sagami and the hydrangea of 40 kinds of 2,500 shining in the rainy season weave splendid scenery distantly when I enter the view walk way, and even Kamakura is declared with an eminent beauty spot. Because many tourists flock in this walk road at this time, and the thing such as the waiting is daily for one hour on a holiday, it is to watch out. There is a storehouse for keeping the Buddhist scripture (ring storehouse) and calls a rotary bookshelf of the inside with "a ring storehouse", and all the Buddhist sutras (the Tripitaka) are put in the place where I went down the walk road among them. It is said that an act of charity that a reading read all the all the Buddhist sutras aloud by letting you do a bookshelf 1 round is provided and turns it so that a tourist profits. But You can pass the ring storehouse to only the Kannon fair (18 days a month) and New Year holidays first three days of a new year, April 8 (anniversary of birth of Buddha), August 10 (46,000 The fair where it is said to that there is the same act of charity when I visited it for days if I visit it on this day), (because a coverage day was 18th, fortunately, I was able to turn it). In addition, you can get an act of charity here when I cannot turn a ring storehouse because there are 18 Manes car (tool used in Tibetan Buddhism mainly) to a storehouse for keeping the Buddhist scripture inner wall and is said to be it when there is an act of charity same as what advocate a text of a sutra which was put by turning Manes car (you can turn it every day). Because there is a cave called Benten-kutsu in the depths of the pond of the iris which got off a stone stairway towards an exit from these precincts, and there is among them stone various Benzaiten, this wants you to see right or wrong.
There is Goryo jinja Shrine from Hase-dera Temple to a 5-minute walk. This Shinto shrine is called popular name "Gongoro jinja", and, in the foundation generation, it is not clear, but it is estimated that it is in the latter half of the Heian era. It was said that it was a Shinto shrine dedicated to the ghost of the founder of the person of Kanto Heike clan five formerly, and I threw it, and it came to be done under an alias with Goryo jinja Shrine by five souls (go-rei). Because Enoden runs in in front of shrine as for this shrine being famous, as a photogenic spot, you can photograph a train, a torii, a shrine together. In addition, it is the place where many photographers gather because they can photograph a flower and the train of the hydrangea of the track side at this time. In addition, it is a sculpture to want you to look by all means in this shrine. The sculpture carved in the right and left depths of the shrine becomes the carving varying in the front and back to one piece of board, and there is the value of seeing.
|Title||Hase-dera Temple of the hydrangea (Kamakura)|
|Access||It is a 5-minute walk from Enoshima Electric Railway "Hase Station"|
|Fee||Hase-dera Temple admission fee：400yen|