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... on their lunch hour, in suits, dresses and heels hiking up a mountain to see a shrine is quite an experience. It is amazing how different our countries are. Japanese people move all the time, even hiking in suits and we complain about having to walk to the fridge!!! It opens your eyes to how lazy we have become. Finally, today was the day that most of the students finally broke. They got to the complaining point of ...
... 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 ...
Up and out before 09.00 and into our Ueno morning routine i.e. Andersen's, for pastries, Starbucks (I'm ashamed to say) for coffee and into Ueno Park for breakfast. The weather was a bit overcast but warm enough, so we decided to stick to our plan and visit Kamakura to see the Daibutsu, a large bronze Buddha.
From Ueno station we took the Yamanote Line to Shinagawa and changed there to the Yokosuka Line for Kamakura, about a forty minute journey ...
... beautiful, and second in size in Japan to the one we saw in Nara. The best part about this Buddha though is you can go inside and view the construction techniques! That was worth the $0.20 we had to pay. From there we walked back down to the coast (only realizing a few miles later that we missed a temple we wanted to see along the way) and got to see the ocean! I thought this was cool and Joel reminded me it is the same one we have back home. He noticed after a while that ...
... 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 ...
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