TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Tsurugaokakaikan Kamakura
Travel Blogs from Kamakura
... and venturing out in Japan. Since Mike & I have no problem with this, we viewed the day as a date with free child care. A 20 minute train trip brought us to Kamakura, where the first Shogun established a capital in 1185. A tour guide brought us to the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine sharing elements of Shinto and Samaruai culture. She led us in the ritual of purifying ourselves before entering the shrine by cleansing our hands and mouth. At ...
... originally a fortress that was built on the top of a hill surrounded by mountains and the sea. A long winding road leads up to the shrine. Today the shrine is a place of worship for the Shinto religion. Shinto is based on the worship of nature - it has no gods, or dogma. At the torii gate, there is a fountain where people can purify themselves before entering by washing both hands and mouth with the water. Kamakura itself is a very ...
... next to a sign that says—Water not safe to drink.
The statue was cast in 1252 and originally located inside a large temple hall. However, the temple buildings were destroyed multiple times by typhoons and a tidal wave in the 14th and 15th centuries. So, since 1495, the Buddha has been standing in the open air and ...
... of how we feel alone with all our burdens piling up, barely able to see the
rest, and only when we stop and take that step back do we see that we’re not
That was somewhat more profound than I usually write, but the experience
was amazing, and if anyone is ever able to see Lee Mingwei’s work I highly
recommend going for it.
After all this high society artsy stuff I was in dire need of a drink. Yes,
I was thirsty, but ...
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 ...
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