[Kanto Touring] [Kanagawa Prefecture] Motorcycle trip to Hasedera Temple! A healing journey where you can feel nostalgia and history

Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta.

This time, I toured on a Harley Sports Glide (FLSB) from central Tokyo to Hasedera Temple in Kanagawa Prefecture.

It was a really fun trip to ride a motorcycle and visit the historic Hasedera Temple.


What is Hasedera Temple?

Hasedera Temple is a Shingon sect temple located in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

The principal image is the Eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva, and it is said to have been built in the early Heian period.

Hasedera Temple is also famous for its beautiful grounds, and is especially known for its hydrangeas and autumn leaves.

Route to Hasedera Temple

It is convenient to use the expressway to get from central Tokyo to Hasedera Temple.

From Tokyo, take the Shuto Expressway Wangan Line, cross the Yokohama Bay Bridge, and then transfer to the Shuto Expressway Kanagawa Route 3 Kariba Line.

If you go west on the Shuto Expressway Kanagawa Route 3 Kariba Line and get off at Shin-Yokohama Interchange, it is about 10 km to Hasedera Temple.

Head south on National Route 1 and head towards Hasedera Temple.

Highlights of Hasedera Temple


The highlight of Hasedera Temple is its beautiful grounds.

In addition to hydrangeas and autumn leaves, the grounds are filled with seasonal flowers in full bloom.

Hasedera Temple also has a lot to see, including the Main Hall'' that you can climb over 100 meters of stairs, and theStage” that stretches out in front of the Main Hall.

Hasedera Motorcycle Parking Lot

There is no motorcycle parking lot at Hasedera Temple, so you will need to rent a nearby motorcycle parking lot. The surrounding motorcycle parking lots are often crowded, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation and rent one through places like akippa.


Hasedera Temple is a charming temple that combines history and nature.

If you are visiting Hasedera Temple by motorcycle, it is convenient to use the expressway and reserve a parking lot.

Take a leisurely tour of Hasedera Temple’s beautiful grounds on a motorbike.