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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  • A great day trip from Tokyo, Kamakura is a must. We wanted somewhere we could go for a walk in the Japanese countryside and this was perfect. Loads of temples to see on the way but the trail was the h...  more »
  • In early December, enjoying the autumn tale of Mountain Park and Kasai original shrine walked comfortably. Did the charm of moving body in the hiking of the tourist sights and enjoying nature, Kamakura.
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  • Heaven park hiking trails from kencho-ji Temple and Buddha hiking trails from hase station, I walked. Each short walking distance are mountain and forest, can be satisfied. Walk in a decently equipped.
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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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