Travel Blogs from Kamakura
... rid of the malicious forces in life, leave our wishes in life for the gods to hear, and restore our energy with some cold drinks.
A little bit down the road(oh no, that's means we have to climb back up later...)we entered the Zeniarai Benten Shrine, known for its special waters. If you wash your money in the waters of the shrine, hidden in a cave, then spend that money, it will come back to you several times over. Obviously, ...
... broken into smaller groups. We met a wonderful lady named Yoko-san who was a member of the Kamakura Tourism Society. She took us on a walking tour through town to a large Shinto Shrine. (Shinto is one of the main religions in Japan. You will know you are approaching a shinto shrine by the large red archways called torii) Along our walk, Daniel "had a disturbance downtown that the authorities could not contain" so I had to ask Ms. ...
Before this day I would have said that I had no idea what this quote could possibly mean. Perhaps afterwards I would feel a little more enlightened.
In any case, it is certainly relevant. On the 24th we embarked upon the first of our trips outside of Numazu. Our destination was Kamakura, another small city about 50 miles west along the coast. In years gone by Kamakura was considered to be the de facto capital of Japan, but it is fair to say ...
Set off about midday after kohi (coffee), we took a local train to Tokyo station to activate our JR Shinkansen pass. We then took the Shinkansen to Kamakura.
Arrived in to Kamakura & went to the bronze Great Buddha. Then walked up Wakamiya-oji Street where the cherry blossoms would give a gorgeous display (if you're here at the right time of year). The walk way was lovely anyway. Much of Kamakura ...
... trees lining the pedestrian only lane are in bloom. Unfortunately, this time of the year the trees not only were bloomless but also defoliated for the coming winter. The shrine itself was constructed in dedication to Hachiman, the Shinto god who served as the clan deity of the Minamoto family. It takes 62 steps up to get to the shrine. Our guide said we could do it if we wanted but ...
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1-2-1 Ofuna, Kamakura | 3 star hotelfrom $93
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1-26-5 Ofuna, Kamakura | 1 star hotelfrom $76
33-6 Sakanoshita, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $193
4-6-13 Yuigahama, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $240
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1-5-21 Ko-machi, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $177
5-31 Onari-machi, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $127
1-9-29 Yukinoshita, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $84