Kamakura Hiking Trails part 2: Tenen Hiking Course / Daibutsu Hiking Course

After visiting Zuisen-ji Temple (see part 1), I made my way to the trailhead of the Tenen Hiking Course, which goes to Kencho-ji Temple, in Kita-Kamakura. There are many other temples in that area, like Engaku-ji Temple or Meigetsu-in Temple. However, since I had already visited those before, I walked directly to Jocho-ji Temple, where the Daibutsu Hiking Course trailhead is located. This trail goes to the most famous sight in Kamakura: The Daibutsu (Great Buddha) statue at Kotoku-in Temple. It also passes through Genjiyama Park and near the Zeniarai-Benzaiten Shrine.

Above, start of the Tenen Hiking Course, near the entrance to Zuisen-ji Temple.

Above, summit of Mount Ohira.

Above, at Hansobo shrine, inside Kencho-ji Temple.

Above, tengu statues protecting the shrine.

Above, gate to Kencho-ji Temple.

Above, gate to Jocho-ji Temple.

Above, Hotei (god of happiness) statue inside Jocho-ji Temple.

Above, start of the Daibutsu Hiking Course.

Above, at Genjiyama Park.

Above, Kuzuharaoka shrine.

Above, torii at the entrance to Zeniarai-Benzaiten Shrine.

Above, this is the fountain where worshipers can wash their money. It is said that money washed there will double.

Above, end of the trail, near the Daibutsu.

Above, the famous Daibutsu.

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