Travel Blogs from Kamakura, Japan

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Trip down memory lane (part II), Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Trip down memory lane (part II)

A travel blog entry by markenhylda

Even genoeg van de grote drukke stad, dus ontsnapt naar Kamakura, ten zuiden van Tokyo. Kamakura was ooit de hoofdstad van Japan (Kyoto en Nara ook en nu is het dus Tokyo - lijkt wel of iedere stad deze titel ooit heeft gehad...) en hierdoor staan er nog ...

Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura

A travel blog entry by misspia

Today we went back to Kamakura where there is a series of old lochs from the time Kamakura was the capital city. The lochs failed and there were many ships from China that smashed into the shore. This was fun to explore at low tide. You can pick up shards ...

Kamakura!, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura!

A travel blog entry by swinnett

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... I've ever had! It just melted in the mouth. Saturday was our day "off" and some of us traveled to Kamakura, the ancient capital of Japan. It is famous for many shrines and temples. We were greeted by a group of university students who were looking ...

Last day in Japan, Tokyo / Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Last day in Japan

A travel blog entry by stevenhawken

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... been awesome and Ive created some great memories, seen some wonderful sights and eaten some interesting chow!  Took a trip to kamakura, full of temples and shrines, then the imperial palace. The sheer size of tokyo is scary, a guaranteed keep fit ...

Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura

A travel blog entry by virtualshan

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... the oceanside town of Kamakura. Kamakura is home to dozens of shrines and temples and the Great Buddha: Before leaving for Kamakura, I met the guys for breakfast at the hotel buffet. Just before leaving dad's old friend Noburo showed up. I ...

The Pagonas' Go to Japan, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Kamakura, and Kyoto, Japan travel blog

The Pagonas' Go to Japan

A travel blog entry by calliroi

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... plenty of sights, and experiencing different aspects of Japanese culture.  It was a great opportunity for me to see more of a Japan as well, seeing as most of my experience thus far has been limited to my small city of Shizuoka.  This being ...

Obamacha Ice cream anyone?, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Obamacha Ice cream anyone?

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... -san and Morokuma-san, Junko and Michelle used to go on great monthly outings together. We have many fond memories of Japan. While in Kamakura, we hatched a plan to visit other friends who live near Kyoto 345.5 kilometres (214.7 miles) to the east. ...

Day trip to Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Day trip to Kamakura

A travel blog entry by david.crowther

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... Buddha statue that you could walk inside of! I then took a stroll along one of the many hiking paths in the hills around Kamakura.  I passed many schoolchildren along the way who appeared to be out on various school trips, a few of whom stopped to ...

Oops..., Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Oops...

A travel blog entry by delsanders

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... , we thank her with a domo arigato when she leaves. We stay on the train and it manages to take us all the way through to Kamakura without any other drama. A thing we've noticed, everyone sleeps on the trains. We had a whole row in front of us, all with ...

Day Trip to Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Day Trip to Kamakura

A travel blog entry by fiseb

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We take a weekend trip to visit Tokyo again, and also Kamakura. Kamakura is another old capital that is home to many beautiful temples, as well as a really big buddha. Our timing was quite good, as it happened to be a weekend where families were ...

Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura

A travel blog entry by misspia

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... little train that winds through the narrow neighborhoods along the coast of the Pacific to the former capital during the Shogun era, Kamakura. Here I visited 3 Buddhist and one Shinto Temple. You cannot imagine how old many of these places are. They are ...

The home of the Samurai, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

The home of the Samurai

A travel blog entry by pkpieter

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On sunday I went to Kamakura (鎌倉). The home of the Samurai. The initial plan was to visit the Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura) and walk about in the city. But as soon as I got to the first shrine (Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū), I ...

The Great Bike Fiasco, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

The Great Bike Fiasco

A travel blog entry by arleneandjavier

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Still remembering our bike riding experiences in Thailand we opted to rent bikes again to get around Kamakura.  Unfortunately the traffic proved to be pretty hairy and some of the better trails between temples were made inaccessible by an excess of ...

Le Grand Bouddha, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Le Grand Bouddha

A travel blog entry by jfortin

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... ' les prévisions météo, qui annonçaient de la pluie, j'ai pris la chance de sortir en banlieue de Tokyo, ŕ Kamakura précisément. Finalement, seulement quelques gouttelettes se sont présentées pendant 5 minutes mais les nuages y étaient ...

Temples, temples, and yet more temples, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Temples, temples, and yet more temples

A travel blog entry by markandchar

... transported to our destination. The train was very spacious and tidy, much better than any of the planes we'd been on. Once at Kamakura we headed for our first temple, and I can't remember the name of it because we have been to so many. Anyway, ...

The Day that I felt like I was about to Die, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

The Day that I felt like I was about to Die

A travel blog entry by mitsukishiroi

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... fact that it had been raining pretty consistently in Tokyo and the areas around it and that it would probably be muddy. Oh well. Kamakura is basically a small coastal town that made a name as the Kyoto of Eastern Japan. It has a large variety of ...

A Saturday off WOW!, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

A Saturday off WOW!

A travel blog entry by japanesewhisper

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... Kamakura. Thankfully Roy and Ian weren't sick of temples yet, if they were then they would be after this day. Kamakura was the old capital of Japan and is affectionately known as a little Kyoto due to the amount of temples etc plus The Great Buddha. ...

Kanji: En japonés el corazón se pierde al olvidar., Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kanji: En japonés el corazón se pierde al olvidar.

A travel blog entry by arimadrid

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Basureru. Así se dice olvidar en japonés y al escribirlo se usan dos símbolos KANJI: perder y corazón. Japonés es de los idiomas más difíciles de dominar, además de hablarlo hay que escribirlo, lo cual significa aprender tres escrituras: ...

Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura

A travel blog entry by rachel_gould

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... .m. or so and had breakfast at either Mister Donut or the Bakery and headed to Fujisawa to get on the Enoden,an old train, to go to Kamakura. Our first stop was the ocean. There is a nice beach with a look out on a hill that we went too. Jess put her feet ...

Male Kyoto, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Male Kyoto

A travel blog entry by mimiama

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O Kamakure sa hovori, ze je to male Kyoto. Neviem teda este ako vypada Kyoto, ale asi to bude tiez nieco v horach s velkym poctom starych chramov a svatin. No v kazdom pripade mi tu sanka nepadla. Nehovorim, ze chramove komplexy v Kamakure ...

Another Hot One, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Another Hot One

A travel blog entry by fhsjapan2010

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... going to really control the Japanese government, the feudal lords began fighting for control. The first family to gain control made Kamakura it's military capital. They built a number of beautiful zen temples in the region. However, because of the heat ...

Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura

A travel blog entry by rachel_gould

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... the train ride took 20 minutes to get to Fujisawa and then we got onton the Enoden Line, one of the oldest trains, that goes on the street for a bit and runs next to the ocean all the way to Kamakura. I will write stuff along the way. It was a great ...

Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura

A travel blog entry by chezcody

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Kamakura is only an hour southwest of Tokyo along the coast, but it's a wonderfully different world. It was the capital of Japan in the feudal Muromachi Period, and so is filled with beautiful temples and shrines, gardens, and remains an important center ...

"This is my life right now?!"

A travel blog entry by jenna.

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... the 4th of July we went to Disney Sea in Tokyo..it was an incredible way to spend a well deserved day off :) I've also been to Kamakura to see the Big Buddha. That was quite an experience. This past fall I took a Japanese history class, and I would see a ...

Kamakura, Japan: Meeting the Daibatsu, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura, Japan: Meeting the Daibatsu

A travel blog entry by thirsty-boots

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The cataclysmic Genpei War in 1192 created a new form of military government in Kamakura, where, Minamoto Yoritomo established himself as the country's first shogun.  His bloodline would rule Japan for approximately 135 years and since ...

Dagtrip Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Dagtrip Kamakura

A travel blog entry by jorrr

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... arriveren we op onze bestemming en de zon heet ons van harte welkom. Als eerste bekijken we één van de belangrijkste tempels van Kamakura, Engakuji. Wel van een afstandje, want ook hier vragen ze wat entreegeld (om alleen maar dichtbij te komen) en die ...

The Morbidly Obese Man From Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

The Morbidly Obese Man From Kamakura

A travel blog entry by woundedsoldier

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Today I went to Kamakura, a small town about an hour and a half from Tokyo. The main attraction of this tiny town is the Giant Buddha, Daibutsu. It is the biggest and most awesomeness in all the land, the land being Japan. Me and all my Jap nerd buddies ...

Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura

A travel blog entry by chrisharrison

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... had seen them! I had been in contact with them via email before coming to Japan and we had arranged to meet at Kamakura, one of Japan's old capitals where they would show us around. We had arranged to meet them where the last carriage of the train ...

Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Kamakura

A travel blog entry by s_and_d

... train to Kamakura and we were both wet and cold as it was a very blustery day (our 100yen umbrellas didn't last very long!) Kamakura is lovely and full of shrines and temples as well as the Daibatsu (a very big budha!) but unfortunately we only got to ...

Do starodavneho Japonskeho hlavneho mesta, Kamakura, Japan travel blog

Do starodavneho Japonskeho hlavneho mesta

A travel blog entry by mozi

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Dnes idem s Inadanom, Noborum a Kazukou do starodavneho hlavneho mesta Japonska - Kamakura. Toto mesto bolo zalozene Samurajom, ktory porazil Cingischana ktory sem pritiahol z Mongolska. Mesto ma vybornu polohu na obrannu vojnu, pretoze je obkolesene z ...

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