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Boarded the ENODEN train to get off at the 3rd stop i.e Hase. This is a cute little train which runs on a single track. Had lot of school kids using this train. Once you get off in Hase, follow the crowd as most of them walk towards the buddha statue. Once you disembark, walk in the direction of the train until you reach the railway gate. Take a right at the gate and walk around 15-20min to reach the statue.
The statue is magnificent and is a ...
... Kamakura is a very 'touristy' town and it was full of people, mainly school groups, all heading for the Daibutsu, which is situated a mile or so from the station. We had a map but it was just as easy to follow the crowd and find the Kotoku-in Temple where resides the said statue.
The statue is very impressive and well worth the journey to see. Built in 1252, it was originally housed in a great hall which was destroyed by a great storm and ...
... and it is on your left. She sold us some of her delicious scones and the best coffee we have had in Japan and then gave us some maps and took the time to tell us what we should see and how we should see it (walking mainly). The shrine in the grotto is a very special place. You enter through a cave and there is a waterfall and a shrine where you can wash your coins to be sure of good fortune. We duly washed a coin each and we also purchased Omikuji a ...
... meth binge. I am so thankful that Joe had "train" experience when he lived in Korea because there is no way I would have figured this out. We managed to make it to Kamakura with the rest of our group.
In Kamakura, we ate lunch at a Korean Barbeque place. There was a little round grill in the center of the table and the waiter brought out plates of thinly sliced raw beef and small chunks of chicken. We had a salad that ...
... and grabbed a train to Kamakura. The train ride was thankfully pretty quick. Just under 40 Minutes. Heading to Kamakura by train, you can already sense that things are going to be completely different.
The view I was accustomed to was city backdrops, high-rise buildings and being on the train I was used to seeing about ten lines of tracks and a lot of power lines. Heading into Kamakura, the train tracks break down to two train lines, suburban houses and a lot ...
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