Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hydrangea at Hasedera

Hydrangea at Kamakura
Hydrangeas are in season in Japan, one famous place to appreciate the hydrangeas is the gardens at Hasedera in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture.

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Pond at Hasedera
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Hasedera temple is a famous Buddhist temple, with beautifully manteined gardens. The temple is a popular destination for worshipers, getting specially crowded on Hydrangeas season.

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There were large queues to enter the garden and the garden itself was too busy to fully appreciate the hydrangeas.

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Hydrangea
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Sagami bay
After all the blooming Hydrangeas with view to the temple and the Sagami bay made the wait and queueing worthwile.

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2 comments:

AdelaideBen said...

Looks very nice... love Kamakura - but I have to say that it's always a shame to see those sorts of crowds. It would be nice to see this temple without the 1000's of people.

island4jp said...

Agree, weekends are always busy at Kamakura, weekdays are better, but obviously is not always possible.