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The wooded hills of Kamakura contain numerous hiking trails, many of which connect the various temples.
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Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was advised to visit Kamakura by Tokyoite - it was a lovely day out of the city. Hiking, Big Buddha, beach and delightful little streets. Walked from Kamakura to Zushi to get back on the train - took about an hour or so. Found a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This is another good attraction to view when you visit Tokyo in the Ginza region....its easily accessible by train in the there great subway that is easy to access...A bit of walking but its enjoyable as the time rolls on.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LDRTWO
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Kamakura is beautiful ancient town. It is well-known by the Buddhist temple, Great Buddha statue, and cave with small Buddha statues. You can watch the process to make a cup of matcha tea and enjoy it. But I prefer to wander around small streets, see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

If you want to go from The Big Buddha to Zeni Arai Benten (money washing shrine), the best way to go when the weather is fine is the hiking trails. They are a bit steep in places, but generally they are an easy hike and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Canmaninjapan
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Don't miss out on the Kamakura experience, as it's one of the best cultural lessons you will find. Also, while walking around, get out on the city streets and visit the little shops and restaurants for some great eats!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Frank B
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The Kamakura Hiking trail is a great way to see a bit of the Japanese countryside, get some exercise and make your way between the Kamakura sites. In no time at all you will feel away from civilization, but are never more than a few...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MelissaPeery
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This is a really fun little hike and a great activity to do in Kamakura. We really enjoyed it. When we went it wasn’t crowded.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Liz J
Reviewed 1 March 2018

we didnt take part in any guided tour or follow any marked hiking trail just spent a delightful day wandering up to the Great Buddha exiting the station to the right, and meandering up the hill through the very appealing village, accompanied all the way...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank MandJ1972
Reviewed 25 January 2018

After reading about some guided tours from northern Kamakura down through the hiking trails to the Buddha, we decided to just try and do it on our own. We were very happy we did because the peace and quiet of doing it as a couple...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jeanettek93
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I used to live very close to this trail and would walk it 3-5 times a week with my young daughter. It may require some agility and steep climbing, but not too much. At one end is the "Harakiri" deru, a place, a cave, where...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Amy09_05
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Response from alan3232018 | Reviewed this property |
I suppose so, if you want to rush and not see anything else. Daibutsu (the Big Buddha) is up a hill, inland, about a kilometer. A tsunami in the 12th century(?) is said to have moved it....Enjoy! Make more time if you can!
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