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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
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
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
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