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Trace the Trails of History, from Kanazawa Ancient Trail to Kamakura

Yokohama, Kawasaki 10h15m

This is a course that goes from Old Kanazawa Path, over Rokkoku Toge Hiking Course, to Kamakura. This natural mountain path connects Mt. Enkai and Kamakura Municipal Ten’en Hiking Course. Kanazawa Natural Park (Kanazawa Zoo), Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, Kamisato, and Mori no Ie can be found along this course.

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Rokkoku Pass Hiking Course (From Kanazawa Hiking Courses)

The name Rokkoku Pass (Ten’en) comes from the views it used to offer of the six provinces of Musashi, Sagami, Kazusa, Shimosa, Awa, and Izu. With a total length of about five kilometers, this course runs along one section of the Hodogaya Road (Kanazawa Road), which was a touring road for sightseeing spots during the Edo period. The course takes you past the Nokendo Ruins, where you can enjoy vi...

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Nokendo Historic Site

A temple known as the Nokendo was built here sometime between 1661-73. It is said that the term Kanazawa-hakkei began here after a Buddhist priest read a poem on the view of eight sceneries in the area from this location.

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Kanazawa Nature Park

Kanazawa Nature Park is a natural park located in Yokohama with an area of about 600,000 m². The park is divided into a "zoo area" and "plant area". With the seasons changing, you can observe the animals, insects, and plants.

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Ohmaru yamaMt. Ohmaru

The highest mountain in Yokohama city. On fine days, you can see Tokyo Bay and Boso peninsula in the east. In the northeast, Yokohama. In the west, Sagami Bay, Izu peninsula, and Hakone, Tanzawa mountains. Further west, you can see Mt. Fuji.

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Kamakura-gu shrine

This is a shrine to worship prince of Emperor Godaigo. Kamakura-gu worships the third prince, Otounomiya Morinaga shin nou) and this shrine is also called Otou-gu. Emperor Meiji established this shrine in 1869 so its building is relatively new.

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi. In 1180, Minamoto Yoritomo, commander-in-chief of the Genji clan and a descendant of Yoriyoshi, moved the shrine to its current site and constracted a magnificent new shrine. Present building of the main shrine was rebuilt in 1828 and well known as a typical Edo period’s architecture, and designated as nationally importan...

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