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... cash points in japan are at 7/11 stores. This had not been a problem in tokyo where there is one on nearly every street, but now I was into the sticks it was more of a struggle. After failing to find one near the station and also having unsuccessfully tried to piggyback on McDonald's wifi I resorted to heading towards my first destination, the great Buddha. Thankfully with it being such a tourist trap, there was a 7/11 just around the corner and I ...
Today we once again grabbed breakfast from the convenience store (apparently it is the Japanese thing to do) and walked back to the train station. We hopped a train south toward Kamakura. I read a recommendation to get off the train a little early and do a little loop on two other railways for fun, so we did. This was a great suggestion! We transferred onto a monorail that is supported from above! It was like we were flying! It was pretty awesome. And the scenery was pretty too, I love ...
... train, get off at Hase and go right. Walk about 5 minutes and you'll be at the Buddah. Uh...not so much. When you get off the train, any direction can be "right". We tried reading the map on the wall. I'll admit, I'm a terrible navigator. But Joe is not. He had a compass, a hand held GPS and our cell phone GPS. This wall map did not have a "true north" and was not oriented to the landscape. Long story short, we ended up walking ...
... girls in kimonos, they were very nice and invited us over to take a picture with them. In Asakusa, there is a famous temple called Senso-ji and a long shopping street in front of it called Nakamise-dori. Many people were sitting around on mats eating and drinking together. We walked through this area while drinking some Asahi, a well-known Japanese beer. We tried to squeeze our way through to see some of the fireworks, but couldn't quite find a great spot to see them ...
... sek and 20 euro. The local bank did not exchange it but they gave me the rate and a nice lady on the street did it for me. It gave me 2600 yen.
She was married to a Moroccan who owns a very small kebab stand on the street leading to the Buddha.
So I saw the large Buddha statue and some teenager showed me how to clean my spirit, useing the (purification ...
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