I thought I left Hase area (the one with Big Buddha) for Enoshima in my previous blog post but discovered from my photos that I actually went to another temple: Hasedera (長谷寺). This is what happens when you don't blog soon!
There were signs all over the place to warn us of this bird of prey call Kite.
This place looks good for Ajisai (Hydrangea) viewing during June rainy season. Seemed more impressive than the one I visited.
There were flowers that you can buy as offerings for the temple. They trust that you would drop the cash into the box in front and then take the flowers.
Expensive Yummy Beautiful koi (carp) fish!
Stairs do not stop old granny from climbing!
As I said, I wasn't interested in temples but I saw a "Cave" sign and got interested.
The red gate called Torii 鳥居 marks the transition from our world to a sacred world.
You can put money and buy a candle to offer to the various gods inside.
Benzaiten, goddess of Music, Eloquence and Fortune$$$!
There were some low ceilings in the cave~
An army of Benzaiten (the goddess that I introduced earlier)
The goddess Benzaiten 弁財天 is derived from a Hindu goddess. She originally represents only eloquence and music but because the word "zai" that means talent has the same pronunciation as "zai" for wealth, so the word got replaced and she represents wealth too!
Close up, very surreal.
And here's the exit! Next one is Enoshima for sure!