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Koyo spots - Park & mountain

Genjiyama Park 源氏山公園

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West side

Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

  

Near Yoritomo Statue

Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

== Access ==

* Kamakura Sta. - Kamakura City Hall St. - Genjiyama Park: 20-30 min. walk

(Zeniarai Benten 銭洗弁天 is on the way)

 

* Kamakura Sta. - Jufukuji 寿福寺 - Genjiyama Park: 20-30 min. walk

(including 8 min. walk through a short mountain path)

 

* Kamakura Sta. - Kaizoji 海蔵寺 - Kewaizaka - Genjiyama Park: 40 min. walk

(including 10 minute walk through the Kewaizaka old cut hiking trail)

 

*Kitakamakura Sta. - Jochiji 浄智寺 - Genjiyama Park: 40 min. walk

(including 20 minute walk through a hiking trail)

 

* G. Buddha 大仏 and Hasedera 長谷寺 area -Genjiyama Park: 40 min. walk

(including 30 minute walk through a hiking trail)

 

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Hanso bo (Kencho ji) 半僧坊 (建長寺)

 

  Hanso bo is an innermost hall in Kenchoji 建長寺 where one of the Ten- en Hiking Trail entrance is there.  We are required to pay admission fee even just going through the temple's grounds for the hiking trail.

  When entering Hanso bo from that hiking trail, we also need to pay the fee.
(Once we have paid at the main entrance, another payment is not needed when we get out at Hansobo for the viewing platform up stairs and back into Kenchoji again.)
 

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Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

== Access ==

The easiest way is to come from Kitakamakura station.

 

* Kitakamakura Sta. - R21 - Kenchoji Temple Gate - Hanso bo - Up-stairs to the viewing platform: 20-30 minute walk

  

Ten-en Hiking Trails from the entrances near Kakuon ji 覚園寺 (40 min.),  Shishimai 獅子舞 (60 min.),  near Zuisen ji 瑞泉寺 (90 min.) to Hanso bo are also good for the autumn walk.

 

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Mandala Caves

Mandala dou Yagura gun まんだら堂やぐら群

 

  More than 150 caves were built side by side as it looks like a three-story apartment building. It's opened to the public on Sat, Sun, and Mon. from late October to early December every year. We can see some autumn leaves during that period.

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Good to see

(Maple)

early to mid Dec.

Not yet

(Maple)

late Nov.

Good to see

(Ginkgo)

early Nov.

 

== Access ==

- by Bus : Choshoji Bus stop 長勝寺 (鎌30 & 鎌31)

 

* Choshoji Bus stop - Omachi Hiking Entrance - Mandala Caves: 15 min. walk

(including 5-7 minute walk through the mountain path)

 

- on foot

 

* Kamakura Sta. - Omachi Hiking Entrance - Mandala Caves: 35 min. walk.

(all the way on foot including 5-7 minute walk through the mountain path)

 

 Related Page: "Seven Entraces" -Glossary-

 

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Shishimai route / Ten-en Hiking Trail

天園ハイキングコース 獅子舞入口

 

  Shiishimai is one of the most popular Koyo viewing spots in Kamakura.  A walk in the hiking trail like the yellow carpet with the fallen leaves and red ceiling with Japanese maple will be worth seeing.

 

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Good to see

early to mid Dec.

Not yet

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

== Note==

  Wear the hinking boots after the rain.  Shishimai's path-surface is likely to be more muddy than that of other trails.  When it becomes dry, sneakers will work.

 

== Access ==

- by Bus : Kamakuragu 鎌倉宮 (Daito no Miya 大塔宮)  bus stop (鎌20)

- on foot: 20 min.: Kamakura Sta. - Daito no Miya

 

* Daito No Miya - Shishimai Entrance: 15 min. walk

(Yohfukuji Remains 永福寺跡 is on the way. )

  

* Shishimai Entrance -20 min.- Ten-en 天園 reststop 

(We can continue going to Kakuonji 覚園寺 or Zuisenji 瑞泉寺 from Ten-en reststop.)

 

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Koyo spots - Shrine & temple

Chojuji長寿寺

 

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  Chojuji is opened to the public on Fri, .Sat, Sun.and National holidays in October and November.  It depends on the year, but it might open in the early December, too.

Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

== Note ==

  Signboard says, "Please refrain yourself from visiting the temple only for the purpose of photography.  Proceed along the walk route and worship the temple's statue, then enjoy seeing the garden."

 

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Head Temple of Engakuji sect,

Rinzai school瑞鹿山 円覚興聖禅寺(臨済宗)

http://www.engakuji.or.jp/ (Jp)

 

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Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

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The Great Buddha Kotoku-in

 (Daibutus)鎌倉大仏と高徳院

http://www.kotoku-in.jp/en/top.html (En)

 

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Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

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Kamakura's Hasedera Temple 鎌倉長谷寺

http://www.hasedera.jp/en/ (En)

 

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Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

== Extra ==

Hasedera's Illumination

*  Autumn leaves in the temple's grounds are illuminated every evening from Nov. 23rd to Dec. 9th for the year of 2018.

 

 

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Houkokuji報国寺

 

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Good to see

(Maple)

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

(Ginkgo)

late Nov.

 

Not yet

early Nov.

 

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Jochi ji浄智寺

 

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Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

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Jufukuji Temple寿福寺

 

  Jufukuji is not open to the public except a few days of yearly event.  But we can enjoy walking along the approach from the 1st gate to the internal gate and a small lane around the temples grounds.  That lane goes to the grave yard and a short hiking trail to the Genjiyama Park.

 

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Good to see

(Surroundings)

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

(Approach)

late Nov.

Not yet

(Approach)

early Nov.

 

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Kacho's house旧華頂宮邸

 

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Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

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Kaizo ji 海蔵寺

 

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Good to see

(Roadside)

early to mid Dec.

Not yet

(Roadside)

late Nov.

Not yet

(Temple)

early Nov.

 

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Kakuonji Temple 覚園寺

 

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Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

== Note ==

  We can pray at the hall and walk in the front garden where we enter for free.  If we go further into the ;back garden where many maples are also planted, we will be required 500 yen admission fee.

 

* No photography in the back garden even for the outside scenery.

  

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Kamakuragu鎌倉宮

(Daito no Miya大塔宮)

 

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Good to see

early to mid Dec.

Not yet

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

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Meigetsuin明月院

 

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Good to see

(Garden)

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

(Entrance)

late Nov.

Not yet

 

early Nov.

 

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Myohonji Temple 妙本寺

 

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Last stage

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

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Shokozan Tokeiji 松岡山東慶寺

http://www.tokeiji.com/en...... (En)

 

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Good to see

early to mid Dec.

Not yet

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu 鶴岡八幡宮

http://www.tsurugaoka-hachimangu.jp/ (En)

 

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Heike & Genji Pond

Last stage

early-mid Dec.

Good to see

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

Kamakura Kokuho kan (museum)

Good to see

(Shirahata)

early to mid Dec.

Good to see

(museum)

late Nov.

Not yet

(museum)

early Nov.

 

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Zuisenji Temple瑞泉寺

http://www.kamakura-zuisenji.or.jp/en..... (En)

 

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Good to see

early to mid Dec.

Not yet

late Nov.

Not yet

early Nov.

 

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