Travel Blogs from Kamakura
... I got off the train and asked a couple of the train guards how to get to the statue and they tried to put me back on the train to see the Great Buddha, sigh I thanked them and walked away and found my way myself.
It was a very short walk to the path that leads up to her, but the path was practically straight up, more than a 45 degere climb, it was all asphalt and no stairs. I am seriously out ...
... Buddha. Families with small children in squeeky shoes, school groups, a few foreigners like ourselves, all posing for the camera in front of the giant statue, waving the peace sign or pretending to hold the Buddha from a distance. You can buy a plethora of good luck charms here, eat at the cafeteria's multiple vending machines, or descend into the belly of the Buddha - literally. It's cool because you can see how the giant copper ...
... it is a shadow of its former self.
The signs of former grandeur are still there to see however, and attract flocks of camera-toting, ice-cream eating, English-speaking sweaty tourists such as myself. The most famous of which is undoubtedly the giant Buddha. After doing a little research into the size and scale of some of the worlds biggest Buddha's, perhaps this one is not really deserving of the adjective 'giant', but trust me when I say it ...
... and take in the main street in Kamakura. Lots of shops and dining establishments while the hustle and bustle of the cars are also all around you.
It was time to head back to the Guest House as we only had a few hours left of sunlight. On our way back to our home for the night. We noticed a hiking trail that overlooks downtown Kamakura and the surrounding residence. We spent about an hour on the hiking trails and got a good look at the view of the area. After the ...
... br> The Super Shuttle driver missed the turn from Virginia 606 into the airport; we instead went to Virginia 28 and then came into IAD from there. Fortunately I wasn’t in a rush. We arrived at IAD about 9:43. I checked in with United for the flight to Tokyo. Yikes, my large suitcase weighs 62 pounds! Fortunately I’m permitted to check up to 70 pounds, so it wasn’t a problem – but I will have to thin out some items before taking my intra-European ...
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