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Hidden : 01/31/2004
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Militia Cache is located in the hills overlooking Kamakura. The best time to visit is on a clear day due to tree cover in the area.

If you're unfamiliar with Kamakura I suggest picking up a tourist map at the train station for a few hundred yen if they are out of free ones. Kamakura is home to numerous Temples and Shrines that are best walked in the spring and fall months when the flowers are in bloom or fading and the congregation of spiders on the hill's path are at a minimum. Please don't let this deter you from an amazing hike and beautiful grounds. A great starting point for this cache, and the hike alone, is from Kencho-ji Temple located nearer to the Kitakamakura Station rather than Kamakura Station itself. I believe it's about 300 yen to enter the temple grounds, which open around 6:00 and close at 5:30. The trail head begins at the top of a very, very long staircase, though the view is well worth the hike. If you wish to forgo the temple way in there are many trails that begin at the edges of town to the north-east. Finding them is not all too difficult and one of those trails will possibly be where you end your hike if you decide not to back-track. I highly recommend continuing on the trail for experienced hikers after finding the cache, for there are some amazing temples and shrines along the way which make for fantastic photo opportunities(best to set your GPS at the train station to help find your way back). We placed it in a spot not too far from the trail near a fork in the road and an electrical tower.

This is a military cache, so please feel free to take any item but replace it with one of a military nature.

**I also suggest browsing through others' remarks, comments, tips, etc. regarding this cache.**

As of November 28, 2004 I have returned to the States and can no longer care for the cache:( Thank you for the responses, and the pictures from my favorite city are awesome. I'm glad this has become so popular and cacher's from all over the world are visiting. Again, thank you all very much for the updates, pictures, and caretaking, happy caching :)

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