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... tourist destination with many interesting shops, restaurants, and activities. We all went for a rickshaw ride, pulled by one of the many handsome, very fit young men who are hired to pull tourists. They even give a "running" commentary on some of the main local sights on the route and stopped to take some photos along the way. It was a very enjoyable experience. Our final stop before going to our hotel was the Hasedera Temple. This temple ...
I´ve been to Kamakura! This one and a half-hour train ride from Tokyo was definitely worth it. Kamakura is a place by the Pacific Ocean holding tons of temples, beaches, forests and mountains. And lets not forget the Great Buddha of Kamakura - one of the largest daibutsus (Buddha statues) in Japan. Having a 13 meter high, 121 tons heavy bronze Amida Buddha ...
... curve, the trail narrowed to only a few inches wide. Glad the kids were ahead of me and I didn't have to watch them cross that section!
Later on, the trail came out through a residential area and we walked passed some homes, up a road and at the top there was a view of Zushi Beach. At the end of the 2 hour hike, we came out by the Big Buddha in Kamakura. It was such a fun family day in the beautiful scenery and meeting new friends!
... nature. In many places, especially sacred
spaces, the trees are given supports instead of cutting them down. Some
temples are even designed to not impact the nature which already existed
there. Sometimes, instead of leveling the ground, the japanese simply curve
the temple upwards along the hill. In modern times, even here in Tokyo,
many people maintian their connection with nature by keeping small gardens
and potted ...
... I got off the train and asked a couple of the train guards how to get to the statue and they tried to put me back on the train to see the Great Buddha, sigh I thanked them and walked away and found my way myself.
It was a very short walk to the path that leads up to her, but the path was practically straight up, more than a 45 degere climb, it was all asphalt and no stairs. I am seriously out ...