This is the shortest trail, and the closest one from JR Kamakura Station among all the Kamakura hiking trails. The trail traverses the ridges of Gion-yama Hills, starting from stone steps at the back of the Yagumo-jinja Shrine and ending at the site where Tosho-ji Temple used to be. It takes about only one hour and is relatively easy. The trail has a great view of Mt. Fuji, the bay and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. An index of this series is here.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。