TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Izumi Kamakura
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... of the Kamakura government in the 14th century and the establishment of its successor, the Muromachi or Ashikaga government in Kyoto, Kamakura remained the political center of Eastern Japan for some time before losing its position to other cities.
Today, Kamakura is a small city and a very popular tourist ...
Day#3 - Kamakura Bhudda Statue
Day started with a quick breakfast in Starbucks. Purchased a tkt to Kamakura at the JR tkt counter and took JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line(Via Yokosuka Line) from Shibuya. There is a train transfer at Ofuna station. Don't forget to check out the bakery stores lined up on the second floor of the station. We tried couple varieties of biscuits and croissants. Took a train to Kamakura. I remember we had to change the platform as the Shibuya train comes ...
... red gate...
Then we made our way to the big Buddha!
It was such an amazing sight to behold. I am truly honored to have even been standing there today. To have had the opportunity to take cheesy photographs.
In front of the Buddha there is an incense lighting and people had put food offerings in front of the statue.
Afterwards we spent more time in the shops and I tried sweet potato and green tea ice cream. Not too bad tasting as ...
Then off to the Imperial Palace. Huge park and even in the winter was really beautiful. Tons of gardens and quiet places to read, relax or take a stroll. The perimeter of the palace is really popular for jogging and cycling. They close off the roads on weekends so huge crowds of people exercising can be seen. Then we made an attempt to see the studio Ghibli museum but it's so strict and popular we couldn't get tickets.
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... one young Marine to come up so he could demonstrate the sport of Kendo, the oldest form of martial arts and is more commonly known as Samari fighting. (In the olden days they used swords, today they use bamboo sticks). He suited up the Marine in heavy gear to protect him, while this scrappy little man wore only gloves. The instructor, Mr. Nao, said, "Prease don't hit me. I am civiran." To win a fight, you must strike your opponent ...
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