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Hase-dera temple, a Buddhist temple in Kamakura, is famous for its statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The statue of Kannon is one of the largest wooden statues in Japan standing at over 30 ft. Kannon has 11 heads, representing the 11 characteristics of the goddess. The temple's surrounding are beautiful with its garden and ponds at the base.
Being surrounded by trees, the scenery is beautiful throughout the year, especially delightful in autumn with the leaves changing its colors to warmer hues. Nearby is a small restaurant where visitors can grab a cup of tea and some snacks such as the Japanese mitarashi dango, a sweet rice cake.
Most popular tourist destinations are Yokohama, Kamakura and Hakone.
Kamakura is a treasure trove of eccentric temples and interesting shrines.
Gorgeous autumn leaves and mild weather make autumn a great time to visit Japan.
Japanese Major Temples