Epic Kamakura Day Hike

Combine three trails into an epic day-long hike around the city

Hiking Foxes

Last Sunday, I took three of Kamakura's hikes and crammed them all together into an epic around-the-city hiking adventure.  The  Daibutsu-Kuzuharaoka hike took me from Hase to Kita-Kamakura, where I took the road that runs up to the left past Meigetsu-in to join the Ten-en course. Rather than cutting out at the Zuisen-ji path, I … Continue reading Hiking Foxes

Daibutsu-Kuzuharaoka Hiking Course

Kamakura isn't just temples, shrines and surfers–it's also home to a few hiking trails. They're not particularly challenging, but they are a nice change from pounding the pavement from one temple to the next. The easiest and shortest is the Kuzuharaoka to Jochi-ji stretch of the Daibutsu-Kuzuharaoka trail. It's not very long at all, and … Continue reading Daibutsu-Kuzuharaoka Hiking Course

Penny Thanks

While walking down the Daibutsu hiking trail past Kuzuharaoka, I came across this memorial of sorts covered in one-yen pieces. I'm not sure what it's for, and Hisashi wasn't sure of the kanji, but the Kamakura area is so full of history that coming across random markers and memorials isn't very unusual.

Bamboo Love

I went on what was supposed to be a short hike to some temples and shrines in town the other day, but which became an epic seven-hour tour of places I haven't been in ages, and some I'd never visited before. Starting out on the Daibutsu hiking trail, I continued as it joined the Kuzuharaoka … Continue reading Bamboo Love