Hasedera in Kamakura. It is said that there are more than 200 kinds of hydrangea, which is called hydrangea in China! In fact, it was introduced into Japan from China. Japan's gardening level is very high, and more than 200 kinds of hydrangea have been improved. Japanese called AJISAI Chinese characters: hydrangea, and later in China, hydrangea was also called hydrangea. It is actually a flower, but there are many kinds. The hydrangea of Hase Temple is also one of the best in Japan. It has its own variety and the color is very rare aqua blue. It is said that plants grown in alkaline soil will become pink, purple, and aqua. Acid soil will become white, so the local soil quality is also very important.
[Scenery] The exquisiteness of the Japanese-style courtyard is particularly characteristic in rainy weather. The hiking trails are very quiet, with hydrangea planted all over the mountains. It must be beautiful when it comes to flowering [Fun] You can see the courtyard, you can visit, and you can climb to overlook the entire city and the Shonan coast [Value for money] The scale of the temple is moderate, not tired
Reasons for recommendation: The largest wooden Buddha statue in Japan is enshrined, and there are also Japanese-style courtyards with small bridges and flowing water in the scenic area and an excellent location with mountains and sea behind. If there is only one temple in Kamakura, I recommend Hase Temple. After passing the small bridge and flowing water, you can climb up the steps to the main hall. The eleven-faced Guanyin statue enshrined in the main hall has a high status in Japan. The hiking trail behind the main hall must not be missed. You must climb to the highest viewpoint, and you can see the beautiful scenery of the crescent-shaped Shonan coast.
The Hase Temple in Kamakura houses the largest wooden Buddha statue in Japan, the 9-meter-high eleven-faced Kannon statue. In the Japanese hydrangea season in June, Hase-dera Temple is also a famous flower viewing spot, even larger than Meigetsuin Temple. In peace, it is like two temples. Even on weekdays, there are quite a lot of people who enjoy the flowers, so that you need to order numbers to enter in batches. Generally, the door will tell you how long you need to wait (but usually it doesn’t take that long. When I get the number, I write and wait 45 minutes, and I will enter the venue in 20 minutes). The hydrangea in the temple are mainly concentrated on both sides of the mountain road behind the main hall, so when it is not your turn, you can go to other areas first to see the huge Guanyin statue and the densely packed small Tibetans on both sides of the road. Although there are many people who enjoy the flowers, the meticulous Japanese plan the route very reasonably. The hydrangea on both sides of the high and low steps, due to the height difference of the terrain, just allows the flowers to block most of the dense flow of people, so that the photos taken will not show the scene where people are more than flowers. The route is also a one-way walking path, which only allows two people to pass through, avoiding crowds and wandering, shortening the stay time to facilitate latecomers. The route to Hasedera Temple is to take the Yokosuka Line from Tokyo Station or the Shonan Line from Shinjuku to Kamakura Station, then transfer to Enoshima Electric Railway to Hasedera Shita. The Great Buddha of Kamakura is also within walking distance of Haseji Temple.