The adjacent Inamuragasaki Cape [稲村ヶ崎] and Shichirigahama Coast [七里ガ浜]
are known as the most scenic coastal area in the western part of Kamakura
City especially at sunset.
If you have enough time, it's not too far to next Inamuragasaki Station,
so it is also recommended to get off Enoden train and walk along the sea
while taking a cozy sea breeze.
Popular sunset viewing spot in Kamakura
When you walk few minutes from Shichirigahama Station and cross the seaside
road, you can go to the wide seaside parking and Shichirigahama Coast
. From here to Inamugasaki, it is famous and popular coast to seeing beautiful
sunset by young people. At dusk of the weekend, the parking and the coast
may crowded with many people.
The coast here is a beautiful white sand, but waves are rough because of the terrain, so swimming is prohibited.
However, here is famous as a surfing spot, you can see the person who ride
the wave on the weekend.
There are several famous restaurants in and around seaside.
When you looking at the mountainside from the seaside parking, you will
find a long straight slope sandwiched a school and a hotel that called
as "Shichiko-dori" [七高通り]. It is a steep slope that makes you
feel short of breath when you walk to the top of the road, but wonderful
ocean view can be seen around here from the top.
The left side of lower half of the slope is private area of Shichirigahama
High School. So, please do not enter the school and its private area.
As you go further on the top of the slope, you will enter the promenade
in the center of the residential area of Shichirigahama.
In this "Sakura no Promenade
", there is a row of big and old cherry trees along the promenade.
In the period of full bloom, at the beginning of April, is really beautiful.
Also there is a famous curry specializing restaurant "Sangosho"
is another famous scenic coast especially at sunset, not only in Kamakura
but also throughout Japan. In the late afternoon, many people come here
and enjoy the superb fantastic scenery of Enoshima and Mount Fuji with
the glistening sea by the reflection of the setting sun. But the cape is
also the place to lead the Kamakura Shogunate Government to extinction
Nitta Yoshisada [新田義貞] who was erected to defeat the Kamakura Shogunate,
was forced to stuck because of the topography of Kamakura City like a natural
fortress surrounded by mountains in 3 direction.
He tried invasion from a nearby road in Gokurakuji but failed, so he attempted to invade Kamakura through the cape using the low tide of the sea. Succeeded by this strategy, the Kamakura Shogunate led to the end in a fight of only 15 days by unexpected situation that would break through the defense network.
Sand of the coast near around looks black, because of it contains many
When you see the cape from the coast, you can see a lateral hole in the
middle of sea cliff, this was made for the base construction during World
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