Kamakura Hydrangea Festival (3/3) : Hasedera temple (長谷寺)

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Hydrangea path.

We went to Hasedera temple on the second day of our trip to Kamakura.
Hasedera’s hydrangea path at the top of the temple is so popular among people and so large number of people visit there every year.

Map of hydrangea path, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

2日目は長谷寺へ。アジサイの小路というてっぺんにある山道が有名。

It was before 10 a.m., but as you see, there were already lots of people there.

Promnade, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

10時前だというのにこの人出!

When we got to the ticket office, the staff said to us we have to wait about 90 minutes for enjoying the hydrangea path !

Oh my !!!!!

Bu we couldn’t gave up, so we got tickets for hydrangea path and entered the temple. Our ticket No. was 517 !

Hasedera temple have many sights to see. So, we had no difficulty in waiting for 90 minutes 🙂
But we can get out of the temple once and enter again.

Iris.

Iris,Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

アジサイ以外にもアヤメも咲いてます(^^)

Worship hall.

Worship hall, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

拝殿です。

Benten kutsu (Benzaiten Grotto)

Bentenkutsu, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

弁天窟。鳥居をくぐって洞窟の中へ。

Bentenkutsu is a cave having various statues and devotionals to Benzaiten.

Cave, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

中にはたくさんの像。

So large number of benzaiten in the cave.

Benzaiten, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

そしてたくさんの小さな小さな弁財天。300円払って願い事を書いて置いていくと良いとか。

While taking a break in the shade, our ticket number was called. So, we went to the gate of the hydrangea path. But we couldn’t go up soon. There were many people in line.

Our turn to enter the path, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

そうやって時間をつぶしたり、日陰で休んだりしていると、私たちの番号が呼ばれました!なので急いで向かいます。

Wow, so much hydrangeas in my sight !

Hydrangea path, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

だからといってすぐには小路へはいけません。人がいっぱい!あじさいを遠くに見ながら、辛抱強く待ちます。

Hydrangea2, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Hydrangea3, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Sea and hydrangeas. What a fine view 🙂

Hydrangea and sea 1, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

あじさいと海。いい景色(^^)

Hydrangea and sea 2, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

I was really impressed by the view. Hydrangea world 🙂

Hydrangea4, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

一面アジサイです。アジサイ山。

There are various kinds of hydrangeas.

Hydrangea1, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

いろいろなヤマアジサイが咲いてます。

Hydrangea5, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Hydrangea6, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Hydrangea8, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Hydrangea7, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Hydrangea10, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Hydrangea11, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Hydrangea9, Hasedera temple, Hase(Kamakura Hydrangea 2016)

Though Meigetsuin’s hydrangeas passed their peak, Hasedera’s hydrangeas were in their best. Those were extremely beautiful. I want to visit Kamakura next season again 🙂

About Hasedera temple (長谷寺)

Address / 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Website / http://www.hasedera.jp/

神奈川県鎌倉市長谷3-11-2
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  1. renxkyoko says:

    Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. And that garden does look amazing !

  2. annika says:

    Very pretty flowers!

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