Hyakujo Rock at Kamakura Valley (September 2008)
|Elevation||292.2 m (959 ft) (Hyakujo Rock)|
|Pronunciation||Japanese: [kamakuɽa kjoː]|
|Location||Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan|
|Parent range||Rokko Mountains|
The name of Kamakura Valley originated in a historical episode that in the 13th century, Hōjō Tokiyori, one of Shikken, namely the regent for the shogun in the Kamakura shogunate, visited this valley and praised the beauty.
This valley is along Funazaka River, which is a branch of the Muko River. The length of the valley is about two kilometers. This valley was made by the river invaded liparite, so we can see high stone wall of liparite along the river.This valley has the famous Hyakujo Rock as the rand mark and a popular rock climbing spot of this region.
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