Walking Trails

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1. Ancient Story Course
散策1-朝日観音 This course will lead you through Chofukuji Temple, which has a great collection of artifacts excavated from the ancient burial mounds of the Tsukada family, and the Ryufuku Temple, which holds the engraved stone monuments of Shimoda Hayato – the righteous man of Sekimoto, to the Fukuzawa Shrine on the Bunmei embankment that prevents the Sakawa river from flooding. At the end a bus brings you back to the station. It is a course that will teach you about history through places such as the Norishige Historical Park or the Asahi Kannon-do. Walking time: 1 hour and 25 minutes Walking distance: 5.35 km

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2. Tengu Legend Course
散策2-最乗寺錦秋の門 The Daiyuzan Saijoji is an ancient temple of the Soto school. It is famous for its hydrangea farm road in early summer, its beautiful fall foliage, and the Tengu legend. The forest of the Ashigara Forest Park Maruta Forest can be enjoyed by the whole family. Walking time: 2 hours and 30 minutes Walking distance: 9.47 km

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3. Kintaro Legend Course
散策3 金太郎遊び石 This tour will lead you to the place where the legend of Kintaro took place, the Waterfall of Sunset, where he is said to have been given his first bath, and the Yagurazawa Barrier Trace of the Edo period. You can also enjoy trout fishing, mountain stream fishing, and barbecuing. Walking time: 1 hour and 55 minutes Walking distance: 18.21 km

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4. Ashigara Old Castle Tour Course
散策4 定山城跡 This course is a round-trip that shows you castle ruins at six different locations in the city. Walking time: About 2 hours and 30 minutes

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