What to Expect
Kamakura has 7 Kiridoshi pass. "Kiridoshi"means a pass that was made by cutting through earth and rocks of mountains or hills. Why is Kiridoshi unique in Kamakura? Because Kamakura was the fortress surrounded by hills and coastline. To fortify the city moreover, Kamakura government built 7 passes for a base of military defense and for traffic. Even now Kiridoshi pass is used as a community road for the local people.
Meet at Kita kamakura Station. Visit Engakuji Zen Temple just in front of the station. The temple is ranked 2nd in 5 great Kamakura Zen Temples. Walk 10 minutes to enter Kamegayatuzaka Pass hiking trail (1.3km), continue to Kewaizaka Pass hiking trail (1km). Drop by Zeniaraibenzaiten along the way to Great Buddha. Total distance is about 4.5km. Kamegayatuzaka Pass is flat and easy, on the other hand Kewaizaka Pass is steep. After Great Buddha you decide either to go to beach or to go shopping. After shopping or beach strolling, I help you how to go back to Tokyo on you own.