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I'm not going to lie, most of this week was not fun. Mike and I attended an area orientation and cultural brief all week. Each day as soon as we were dismissed we rushed to pick up Will from child care and then whisked our tired toddler and his heavy car seat to meet a realtor. Realtors here mainly work business hours so by the time we'd meet the realtor, we'd only have time to see one house. Exhausted we'd return to base hopefully in time to catch ...
... 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 ...
... of the bomb (it was detonated in mid-air) which acts as a spooky reminder of the annihilation. We were just about to board a boat to go to the water-shrine when we realized there would be no return boat so we just decided to skip it and go back to Tokyo as it was a nearly 5 hour train ride! We got to Tokyo at around 23 and went straight to the hotel, we had dinner at nearly 1.30am and then Sarah and I wanted to go out so we googled some places and got in a cab. We had ...
... 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 ...
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