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... on the same floor opposite to this pasta place. After lunch, took the train back to my hotel in Shibuya.
In the afternoon, we went to the starbucks on Shibuya crossing for some people watching. This is an excellent location for shooting videos of the people crossing the road. It is fascinating to watch the synchronized routine over and over. Once you walk towards the starbucks, you would find counter to order right outside the store. Skip this and take the elevator to ...
... and it houses a magnificent, massive wooden statue of Kannon, goddess of mercy. For details see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hase-dera_ %28Kamakura%29
The temple grounds have a viewing point which looks out over the bay and is worth the climb up the 77 (I counted them) steps to reach.
As with all tourist traps around the world, there's plenty of shops, many with Western names; we even found one called 'Andy's Store'.
... I have washed coins in my pocket and the very best fortune written down. We continued along a hiking trail to the Daibutsu (Great Buddha). The trail goes for 2.5 km up hill and down dale. Lots of steps, some lovely views and despite being a little hot and sticky was very enjoyable (Jess may give a different response...) We found the Daibutsu, a huge statue! It is set in lovely grounds and is clearly a popular place to visit. We stopped and had ...
... 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. ...
... could not find a machine to replenish our resources. To make matters worse, there are many establishments that do not accept American credit cards. Actually, we never figured out whether it was that they rejected American credit cards or that they didn't accept MasterCard. It may have had more to do with Visa being a preferred credit card. No matter how you slice it, for such a modern city, we were surprised that it was so hard to get and spend ...
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