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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 4.9 km
Ascend 246 m
Descend 239 m

Your chosen free self-guided walking sightseeing tour is located in Kamakura, Japan. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions including their details.

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Sight 1: Kenchō-ji Temple

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Kenchō-ji (建長寺) is a Rinzai Zen temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, which ranks first among Kamakura's so-called Five Great Zen Temples and is the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan. These temples were at the top of the Five Mountain System, a network of Zen temples started by the Hōjō Regents. Still very large, it originally had a full shichidō garan and 49 subtemples.

Wikipedia: Kenchō-ji (EN)

arrow down foot steps 626 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Enno-ji

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Ennoji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect Kenchoji sect located in Yamanouchi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Kaizan is also said to be Kuwata Michikai (Chikaku Zen master), but it is unknown. The mountain number is Mt. Nii. It is known for the statues of Enma made in the Kamakura period and the statues of the Ten Kings of the Underworld, and is also known as "Nii Enma-do" and "Juou-do".

Wikipedia: 円応寺 (JA)

arrow down foot steps 396 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Chōjuji Temple

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Hōkizan Chōju Zenji (宝亀山長寿禅寺) is a Rinzai Buddhist temple of the Kenchō-ji school in Yamanouchi, near Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It lies between two Kita-Kamakura landmarks, the entrance of the Kamegayatsu Pass and Kenchō-ji, the oldest Zen monastery in Japan. Chōju-ji is one of two bodaiji (菩提寺), or funeral temples, dedicated to Ashikaga Takauji, founder of the dynasty of shōguns that carries his name. In its garden there are a gorintō dedicated to the shōgun and a hōkyōintō containing some of his hair. Chōju-ji has recently opened for the first time its doors, and receives visitors from Friday to Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM. The temple allows the use of pocket cameras, however professional and semiprofessional equipment are forbidden, the reason being that visitors should not visit the temple to take photographs.

Wikipedia: Chōju-ji (Kamakura) (EN)

arrow down foot steps 742 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 4: Jochiji Temple

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Kinpōzan Jōchi-ji (金宝山浄智寺) is a Buddhist Zen temple in Kita-Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It belongs to the Engaku-ji school of the Rinzai sect and is ranked fourth among Kamakura's Five Mountains. The main objects of worship are the three statues of Shaka, Miroku and Amida Nyorai visible inside the main hall.

Wikipedia: Jōchi-ji (EN)

arrow down foot steps 1061 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 5: Kaizou-ji Temple

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Kaizoji Temple (海蔵寺) is a temple of the Rinzai sect Kenchoji sect located in Ogigaya, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Ogiya. The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai.

Wikipedia: 海蔵寺 (JA)

arrow down foot steps 533 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: 源氏山公園

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Genjiyama Park (Genjiyama Kōen) is an urban park located in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Wikipedia: 源氏山公園 (鎌倉市) (JA)

arrow down foot steps 1008 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 7: sasuke inari shine

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sasuke inari shine Houze from San Francisco / CC BY-SA 2.0

Sasuke Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Kamakura and the site of the Hidden Village of Kamakura. It is located very near the Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine.

Wikipedia: Sasuke Inari Shrine (EN)

arrow down foot steps 535 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: zeniarai benzaiten

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Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine , popularly known simply as Zeniarai Benten, is a Shinto shrine in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. In spite of its small size, it is the second most popular spot in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture after Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū. Zeniarai Benzaiten is popular among tourists because the waters of a spring in its cave are said to be able to multiply the money washed in it. The object of worship is a syncretic kami which fuses a traditional spirit called Ugafukujin (宇賀福神) with the Buddhist goddess of Indian origin Sarasvati, known in Japanese as Benzaiten. The shrine is one of the minority in Japan which still shows the fusion of native religious beliefs and foreign Buddhism which was normal before the Meiji restoration. Zeniarai Benzaiten used to be an external massha of Ōgigayatsu's Yazaka Daijin (八坂大神), but became independent in 1970 under its present name.

Wikipedia: Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine (EN)

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