Hasedera Temple on the slopes of Mount Hatsuse (548m) is an old temple dating from the 7th century. This is one of 33 points on the pilgrimage route in the Kansai region, and has long been known as the "Temple of Flowers". It is depicted in many of ancient literature works including Pillow Story, Tale of Genji and Sarashina Nikki written in the 11th century.
Approached by some 400 stone steps, the main hall has a veranda with breath-taking views and houses a 10m-tall image of Kannon (Buddhist goddess of mercy) with 11 faces. The best times to visit are in the spring for blooming peonies and cherry blossoms and in the autumn for a vivid red color of maple leaves.
Purposespiritual places,women,cherry blossom viewing,art,sightseeing
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5.0a year ago
As a traveler and youtuber.... Hasedera offers a very great experience for me. The history behind it is very interesting as well. And the fact that there are many kinds of flowers here amazes me a lot. Will go there again on aki, for sure.
4.02 months ago
Nice temple with some very traditional sweets and gift shops on the way.
5.07 months ago
Came to see ajisai but was mesmerized by the majestic temple architecture. There are also many places to have a short rest after the walk. Coming on weekend might be a bit crowded but it is worth it :)
5.02 years ago
Lovely temple set on a slope of a mountain. Large complex. Beautiful autumn colours.
5.02 years ago
A really beautiful place. The best thing I liked was that despite being a temple, the place is huge. Recommend going somewhere mid to late June for full bloom hydrangea