Travel Blogs from Kamakura
... easily spend this newly-cleaned money on site, on an assortment of charms and such. We just enjoyed the experience of watching other perform this ritual.
Just a bit more walking through the woods and we descended a long staircase(which I will also have to climb back up later) onto a busy road on the outskirts of Kamakura, and slightly further, the entrance to the Daibutsu.
Well, we found the tourists! They're all at ...
... where the nearest restroom was. She took Joe and Daniel to a nearby building and whisked them upstairs. (Later, when they caught up to us, Joe said that was a realtor's office, a friend of Yoko's, and they let them in to go potty.)
At the shrine, Yoko-san told us all about how one would pray and worship. Outside there was a stand where you could get your fortune read. Daniel gave the lady his 100yen coin, and had to ...
... it is a shadow of its former self.
The signs of former grandeur are still there to see however, and attract flocks of camera-toting, ice-cream eating, English-speaking sweaty tourists such as myself. The most famous of which is undoubtedly the giant Buddha. After doing a little research into the size and scale of some of the worlds biggest Buddha's, perhaps this one is not really deserving of the adjective 'giant', but trust me when I say it ...
... pretty and they have many pretty stores such as the florist included in the photos.
At the end of Wakamiya-oji St was the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shinto shrine.
We slowly strolled back, looking in numerous shops, to the train station for the hour trip back home.
Only 12, 800 steps or 7.67 kms today - lazy buggers we are!
Expecting rain tomorrow, might be a little less energetic than the last few ...
... there really wasn't anything spectacular about it. Consulting my knees, I decided to sit in the shade and people watch instead. A good decision I think. Marriages and other ceremonies occur at the shrine as shown in the attached photo.
A short ride to Hase brought us closer to the beach, and to a Japanese garden, or another temple -- Hasedera Temple. We'd purchased box style lunches ...
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