Kamakura 鎌倉

Kamakura 鎌倉 is on the coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s about an hour south of Tokyo, past Yokohama. Kamakura used to be the capital of Japan when the Shogun Minamoto Yoriomo ruled in 1192-1333.

Being so close to central Tokyo, Kamakura is a must visit to get away from the hustle and bustle from everyday city life. It’s a coastal town full of many small temples and shrines, as well has historical monuments such as The Great Buddha of Kamakura, one of the most famous spots in Japan. It’s a perfect day out.

We started the day early and walked along the beach. Next we went for a simple hike, spotting a a couple of small cute shrines and got some macha ice cream ^_^

The Great Buddha was insane. It was so big! Not only that but you could go inside! You had to que and it was boiling hot but a great experience. In the last picture you can see two small birds on the buddha’s head haha.

We continued our hike and got lunch along the way. I got ebi tempura 海老の天ぷら (shrimp tempura) We walked through foresty areas with small hills spotting small landmarks and monuments along the way.

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Finishing off the way with a can and some snacks on a hill to watch the sunset. We were told by a local, that during the winter months you can get a clearer view of Mt. Fuji.

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