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Today was my last day with Dad and we decided to go out of town to Kamakura on the coast to see the famous Big Buddha and temples in the ancient capital of Japan. After a more reasonable start to the day than yesterday going to the fish market we grabbed some breakfast and headed to Yokohama station to get the JR train to Kamakura. Getting of the train in Kamakura was strange as I had yet to see any other part of japan than the city. Rural life looked a lot ...
... quieten my rumbling stomach and pay to get into some of the shrines! The great Buddha statue really is impressive, in it's appearance and size but also in its resilience. Built in 1262 it has survived storms, tsunamis and earthquakes which have brought down almost everything else around it. Afterwards I visited the equally impressive Kencho-Ji Shrine with its traditional Japanese garden, cave complex and shrines to individual gods of wealth, ...
... built in 1252 A.D. Impressive. As you enter the grounds, I noticed a water feature where people were cleansing their hands probably using the water which is considered holy. Take couple selfie's with the statue in the background. Make sure to visit the stores lined along the way for some good souvenirs.
On our way back, had lunch in a pasta place on the second floor of Ofuna station which had amazing pastas for around 600yen. Also, try some of the fried foods which ...
... are centipedes. The mucade is poisonous if it stings you. They are fat, black, and have lots of red legs. Luckily we've only seen a couple outside and they were dead. Then, there is the creepy, but harmless Japanese House Centipede, aka: geggi geggi. This guy is huge! The body is like a wide, stubby centipede and it has 15 pairs of articulated legs like a spider. They eat roaches and spiders, that's a ...
... down the hill covered in artificial grass. It was just like snow sledding, except, without the snow! There was, however, an overhead sprinkler showering them in a fine mist once they got back up to the top of the hill!
The last thing we did was the paddling pool. The kids changed into swimsuits and jumped into the knee-deep pool. They enjoyed splashing around for a little bit to cool off. (All of us moms are hoping they don't get ...