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Kamakura Hiking Trails

Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Half-Day Kamakura Walking Tour with Kotokuin (Great Buddha)
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The wooded hills of Kamakura contain numerous hiking trails, many of which connect the various temples.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a few routes to follow and we ended up getting rather lost and having to get a train back to Kamakura! We walked far! The hiking is lovely, most of it is pretty easy going, some of it is pretty steep with large...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Well well, in the forest, hiking trails, ... this budha is small pause during climbing, but really, he is not so huge as he looks at some pictures. :D Anyway, interesting, but trails are better. You are climbing in quite easy ways and if your...More

Thank Lili775677026
Reviewed 7 August 2017

After visiting the shrine we decided to take a hiking trail the way back. We got lost, but our GPS helped. It is not a difficult hike. the first part is by far the hardest.

1  Thank ptm2
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My tour through Kamakura with Yoko was brilliant! The destination was beautiful, serene and spiritual - just what I was hoping from my trip to Japan! The temples and shrines nestled amongst the diverse and extensive gardens and greenery are just magnificent. It's a bustling...More

Thank DontEatOutOften
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Highlight of Kamakura for us. Great views at the top. You need to be able to climb 10+ flights of stairs and traverse narrow and slippery terrain in places. Very beautiful trails and shady on a hot summer day. Helps to have a smart phone...More

1  Thank phl-kc
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My wife and I decided to spend Sunday morning exploring Kamarakura's trails from Kita-Kamakura station to the seaside park walking by temples and shrines including Kotoku-in with the Great Buddha. A nice walk with very few people around, except near the main temples (Jochi-ji, Kotoku-in...More

Thank Resende99
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a muddy walk but was a delightful up and down stroll from temple to temple. Take all day. I did it from the Great Buddha to Kita-Kamakura in half a day, but I wish I had had more time. I think in hindsight,...More

3  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was a nice trail. Time to time overlooking the dwellings (town) below. There are places to climb and sometimes it could be difficult to people who are not used to rough terrain. But not difficult to people who do hiking.

Thank banj2015
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Not very challenging, I was expecting them to be much longer, I saw all sorts of ages along the way. Many other walkers on the route and many temples to see. No need for hiking boots, trainers are fine!

3  Thank Wynthomas
Reviewed 25 October 2016

There is one hiking trail from the JR Kita-Kamakura station to the Daibutsu and a second one (the Ten-en trail) in the hills on the east side of Kamakura from near the Zuisenji temple to either the Kenchoji or Kamakura-gu temples. Pick up a copy...More

Thank Bikers_Mom
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