Hase-dera is in my opinion one of the best attraction of Kamakura. Not only the temple itself is gorgeous, its gardens are splendid as well. The temple is located at higher altitude than Kamakura itself. Viewpoints from the temple therefore offer an impressive overlooking view on Kamakura and its beach. The temple also hosts the Benten-Kutsu Cave which contains hundreds of small devotional statues in its long and narrow corridors.
Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese. View all posts by Gaijin San