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... or diarrhea from that water!)
On our way out we stopped in the store. It's a farmer's market of the produce they grow there. Well, there are toys and souvenirs too. You know my kids!
This is a place we will go to again with Joe. I really wanted to do the Swan shaped paddle boats, but I need another pair of legs to help paddle the boat! The kids really want to spend time on the playground, so we will plan another trip.
Today the group went to the ancient city of Kamakura to see the big Buddha, see the commercialism at shrines and to tour Kamakura. We saw the Buddha, played on the beach and then toured a park on Enoshima island outside of Kamakura. What a beautiful place!!! Too bad that the day was interrupted by a hailstorm and a hard driving thunderstorm. The ocean was crazy rough and their were surfers everywhere! To see Japanese ...
This morning we met up and traveled to Kamakura, which is one of my favorite places so far. We spent a few hours visiting the local shops, including a TOTORO store!
I watched that movie so many times as a child it is unreal. So of course I had to make a purchase or two while I was there. My sister would have loved it.
I got the majority of my souvenirs and gifts for people on this trip. We came across another shrine or temple, I forget which one ...
... and it houses a magnificent, massive wooden statue of Kannon, goddess of mercy. For details see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hase-dera_ %28Kamakura%29
The temple grounds have a viewing point which looks out over the bay and is worth the climb up the 77 (I counted them) steps to reach.
As with all tourist traps around the world, there's plenty of shops, many with Western names; we even found one called 'Andy's Store'.
Today we once again grabbed breakfast from the convenience store (apparently it is the Japanese thing to do) and walked back to the train station. We hopped a train south toward Kamakura. I read a recommendation to get off the train a little early and do a little loop on two other railways for fun, so we did. This was a great suggestion! We transferred onto a monorail that is supported from above! It was like we were flying! It was pretty awesome. And the scenery was pretty too, I love ...
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