Kamakura Hiking Trails, Kamakura

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Scenic wooded paths take you through a number of picturesque temples and shrines at Kamakura Hiking Trails. Stretching between Sagami Bay and the surrounding hills, the trails serve as popular moderate trekking routes for those who want to enjoy nature and culture. Featuring three major routes, the trails offer shaded walks in the western, northern, and eastern hills, each packed with religious sites steeped in history, including a famous statue of Great Buddha. The starting point for the most frequently trodden path sits within walking distance of Kamakura Station, with a handful of convenience stores along the trails. Take a look at our Kamakura travel route planner to schedule your visit to Kamakura Hiking Trails and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Because it was raining in the morning is deliciously I did not and worry I had far worse. So there I go and climb the rocks, where the place is covered with rope and tree roots have stepped. For the kids, athletic in it went up more like a monkey. Along the way, prowling the tree squirrels are found. Nature also made the body also exercised in moderation. Forward thinking about the children go, wondering how I work, so far, has been caught a glimpse of the growth process.
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  • I went on the Daibutsu Hiking Trail to get from the quieter temple cluster to where the main town centre and tourist crowds are. The recommended 60 - 90 minutes recommended is an underestimate, if, li...  more »
  • 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 pre...  more »

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Where to stay in Kamakura

Given the easy access from Tokyo via a number of public transport options, the vast majority of visitors to Kamakura choose to stay in the capital and head here for a day trip. If you feel there's too much to see in one day, then you'll be pleased to find a decent selection of accommodations in Kamakura itself. Down by the sea sit perhaps the most luxurious of the crop, with sea views high on the list of desires for those who stay here. Follow the river as it snakes inland past the train station, and you'll see a good number of more standard hotels, as well as particularly budget-friendly guesthouses.
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