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Kamakura Hiking Trails 
# 8   of 18 most visited
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Kamakura is surrounded by the ocean in the south and by wooded hills in all other directions. Attractive hiking trails lead through the woods along these hills and connect various atmospheric temples. They are a great way to travel between some of Kamakura's sights.

Western Hills
The Daibutsu Hiking Course connects Jochiji Temple in Kita-Kamakura with the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) in the west of the city. The Zeniarai Benten and the Genjiyama public park with a statue of Minamoto Yoritomo can be found underway. It takes about 60-90 minutes to complete the entire trail.

Northern Hills
The Tenen Hiking Course connects Kenchoji Temple in Kita-Kamakura with Zuisenji Temple in the east of the city, leading mostly along the ridge of the hills. The whole trail takes about 60-90 minutes to complete, and hikers can find several tomb caves (yagura) along their way. The trail can also be accessed through the Shishimai Valley, which is a popular spot for autumn colors in early December.

Eastern Hills
The Gionyama Hiking Course connects Myohonji Temple, Yagumo Shrine and the Harakiri Yagura, a cave tomb where the remains of the last Hojo regent are buried. Some nice views of the city can be enjoyed underway. The trail is shorter than the other two, taking about 30 minutes to complete.

The trails are not paved and are narrow and steep at times. It is recommended to explore them only during dry weather and with good walking shoes.

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