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... Spirits, I asked our guide about the large rack of Sake barrels that are located near the entrance She explained that Sake is a sacred drink among various sects of Buddhism and is consumed at most of their ceremonies. No wonder their Buddha has a mischievous grin :-)
The site is filled with many Asian ...
... There is another counter inside where you can place the order. Make sure to find a nice place to sit by the glass windows to watch the crowd outside on the Shibuya Crossing.
In the evening, we explored the Ginza area. Take subway to Ginza station and walk to the Mitsukoshi building. Exit A8 would take you to Mitsukoshi building which is a 5min walk. Go straight to the 9 floor for a garden terrace and experience hot yuzu lemonade which was unique.
Take the C4 ...
... a beach of fine, dark (volcanic?) sand and although it was too cool and windy to go for a dip, we did have a stroll along it and did a bit of beachcombing while watching the kites (avian variety) wheel overhead, competing with the crows for anything worth scavenging. I counted ten kites over us at one point but they were moving fast in the stiff breeze and it was difficult to get any decent photos.
We were both very tired and aching after ...
... and exciting. In Japan I haven't gotten a second glance. Probably because foreigners have been here so long and just blend in now. Or because I'm just plain ugly :) So if you want to feel special or different stick to Taiwan. But it's finally nice to feel normal again.
Krispy Kreme was double the American price but delicious. Nothing more to say.
At a movie theater and US$18 for a normal movie. Well worth it. Hysterical intros and funny cartoon stuff. Also for ...
... 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. ...
Other places to stay in Kamakura
1-2-1 Ofuna, Kamakura | 3 star hotelfrom $84
1-2-18 Shichirigahama Higashi, Kamakura | 3 star hotelfrom $180
1-26-5 Ofuna, Kamakura | 1 star hotelfrom $76
33-6 Sakanoshita, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $187
4-6-13 Yuigahama, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $266
1-5-21 Ko-machi, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $153
ç±æ¯ã±æµ4-8-14, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $209
5-31 Onari-machi, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $110