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Kamakura Hiking Trails

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Address: Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
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The wooded hills of Kamakura contain numerous hiking trails, many of which...

The wooded hills of Kamakura contain numerous hiking trails, many of which connect the various temples.

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Excellent hike - calming yet gave a good workout (walking)

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Middlebury, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of the free map of Kamakura in the station because it shows sity streets and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The hiking trail was beautiful but hard. The trail was very narrow at some points and offered no places to sit and rest, not suitable for people who are not fit or have any kind of back and knee problems

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My curiosity was pecked by a map near the Daibutsu, and from there I walked north, climbed the path/staircase and I found myself immersed in a place that resembled the most famous Japanese animes. It's lovely and peaceful and the walk I did (towards Kita-Kamakura) is very up and down, but it's worth every meter. From this trail is recommended... More 

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Kamakura, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you're in to hiking or trekking and are in the Kamakura area you'll be well pleased to know there are several hiking courses in the area that generally follow the ridges of the hills surrounding this city. I've walked them all, and really enjoy being almost completely separated from civilisation for the majority of the trails. Most are completely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Wooded and serene. It's a nice break from the busyness of Tokyo. If you are heading south towards the great Buddha, watch out for the signs to make sure you are headed in the right direction. There's a 3-way where we took the wrong way and went too far west and ended in someone's backyard.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

There are 3 main trails. I think The Daibutsu trail is the easiest, then Gionyama, then Tenen, the longest. They can be quite steep, though in the steepest places there are ropes of handrails. You will need good footage. I wore walking sandals and they were fine. They get very muddy in the rainy season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We enjoyed our hike between a couple of shrines and temples. We had a good view of the sea from a hilltop. Path was quite muddy when we were there, but we managed to get past the worst spots with some careful planning and footwork. A great way to get in a nature break with less crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Kamakura has many great sights to see -- temples, shrines, etc. and many can be reached by a series of hiking trails along the hills surrounding the city rather than walking along the inner city roads. But these trails are not for casual moochers in flip-flops. There are some substantial ups and down, but nothing someone in average shape and... More 

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