Hotel Mets Kamakura Ofuna
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
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Travel Blogs from Kamakura
... chose the city as the seat for his new military government in 1192. It is hard to grasp the fact that a city has existed for nearly 900 years and is still in existence. The Kamakura government continued to rule Japan for over a century, first under the Minamoto shogun and then under the Hojo regents.
... to get some happiness or something along those lines. Back on the trail we reached the top of the hill where the trees thinned out and you could see all the way out along the landscape and out to sea which provided us with a great excuse to have a rest. Then we came to Kotokuin temple which housed the Big Buddha. and although the statue itself was magnificent the whole are was a tourist trap and we quickly got out of there and made for the pub to watch some university ...
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 ...
... an Asian eye. It's the outside part of it that makes it different. Myth busted. This was meant to be more meaningful but think about what makes someone's eyes different and actually all eyes are very similar but it's still very obvious between an Asian eye and a western eye.
Anyways, got up early and tried to see the sumo match which only happens 3 times a year. Sold out :(. But we saw a bunch of sumos outside so that was cool.
Today was the last cultural highlight of our trip. Besides Mt Fuji and exploring Tokyo, and sumo wrestling, we thought this trip would be a great opportunity to witness a kabuki play. We knew very little about Kabuki except for it being traditional Japanese theatre that features all male actors (even for the female roles). We were blessed to find a ...