Kamakura Trip Home ＞ Ten-en Hiking Trail
A guide for Ten-en Trail
The longest hiking trail in Kamakura
The Ten-en Hiking Trail leads primarily along the ridgeline of the hills in northern Kamakura, also called the Kamakura Alps.
Juo-iwa Observation area
You can enjoy a scenic view from the Juo-iwa Observation area, which was selected as one of the top 50 scenic spots of Kanagawa, and also a panoramic view from Ten-en Rest Station, and Shojoken Observation platform. Kenchoji Temple, Engakuji Temple, and the hydrangea temple Meigetsuin, are all along the trail.
Altitude of Shojoken : 145.1 m
Altitude of Mt.Ohira-yama : 159.2 m (The highest point of this trail)
Off the main trail, you can walk through Shishimai-no-tani (Lion Dance Valley), which is famous for colored Japanese maple trees in fall. It also passes by Kakuonji Temple and cave tombs in the back hills of the temple. The variety of sights provided by this trail attract many people.
Access: The most typical course starts from Hansobo in the back of Kenchoji Temple grounds and ends at Zuisenji Temple. If you start from Kenchoji Temple, you must pay the admission fee to pass through the temple grounds to reach the trailhead in the back.
Map : Kamakura tourist map (The blue line is the Ten-en Hiking Trail)
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