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As planned i headed off to kamakura today, a place famed for its zen Buddhist shrines rather than the Shinto ones of nikko (although there were both). Similarly to yesterday I had a bit of trouble finding the right platform and had to rely once again on the helpfulness of Japanese passers by. Once I'd reached kamakura successfully my next task was to find a cash machine as I'd forgotten to get cash out at Tokyo. This sounds easy enough but the ...
... now 'Skypable' too and so I had a short but lovely video chat her and the gorgeous Immy (who, frankly, was more interested on whatever was on the telly).
I'm writing this on Friday 9th, having meant to write up the blog last night but I fell asleep about 21.00, waking again at 00.30, just managing to regain enough consciousness to switch off the computer and fall back into bed again, where I remained until 07.30 this morning. This holiday is killing me!
... are a lot of folks out there with bad fortunes!
One of the things the kids learned about in their AOB class was the big Buddah in the town of Hase. All day they kept asking if we were going to see Buddah. Once our tour at the shinto shrine was over, our instructor literally said, "Bye-bye!" and we were on our own. (They do this to force you to explore and also find your own way back to base.) The instructions were: Get ...
... do with their hanboks. But actually, we would see women wearing kimonos quite often, and for no apparent reason except that they might be going out for a nice dinner. I saw women in kimonos on the bus, on the subway, in a convenience store or crossing the street. They were quite beautiful actually. So, once we found our hostel we dropped our bags we set out to explore the area and the festival. There were lots of people milling about and we got some pictures with ...
Going straight to Kyoto for the Gion Matsurai festival tomorrow, but first I'm stopping by Kamakura where its a great Buddha statue.
It is a entrance fee of 200 yen. That is like 2 usd. Money I did not have. I did not bring any cash, only my MasterCard. Well deep inside my wallet there ...
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
ç±æ¯ã±æµ4-8-14, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $209
1-5-21 Ko-machi, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $153
5-31 Onari-machi, Kamakura | Hotelfrom $110