Tateyama Grand Hotel
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Today the group went to the ancient city of Kamakura to see the big Buddha, see the commercialism at shrines and to tour Kamakura. We saw the Buddha, played on the beach and then toured a park on Enoshima island outside of Kamakura. What a beautiful place!!! Too bad that the day was interrupted by a hailstorm and a hard driving thunderstorm. The ocean was crazy rough and their were surfers everywhere! To see Japanese ...
This morning we met up and traveled to Kamakura, which is one of my favorite places so far. We spent a few hours visiting the local shops, including a TOTORO store!
I watched that movie so many times as a child it is unreal. So of course I had to make a purchase or two while I was there. My sister would have loved it.
I got the majority of my souvenirs and gifts for people on this trip. We came across another shrine or temple, I forget which one ...
... the town and although there were other sights to see, I couldn't find the energy to walk to them, so we made our way to the station and thence back to Ueno. We ate at a restaurant in Ueno station precincts and stumbled back to the hotel for a long, hot bath. Andy's gizmo recorded 15,874 steps, covering 7.58 miles, including 28 sets of stairs.
After speaking to Jan, on Skype, I was very pleasantly surprised to get a message from Vici, saying ...
... he said it was like a Lollypop with a grape inside. I got a pack of Icecream from a vending machine in a flexible pouch, like you feed toddlers applesauce. It was brilliant! The shrine was beautiful too. There were swallows nesting in the rafters. This shrine was build for the god of war and was adorned with fierce carvings. We continued our hike up the hill, through an interesting tunnel and on to a train station to bring us back to Tokyo. Our total mileage for Kamakura was 8.8 ...
... she is even better up close. The flowers are starting to bloom sparsely but they are at least there. I walked around her and found you can actually go in and there is a shrine inside
After spending over an hour there, I made my way back to the train and then on to Tokyo Station and then on a bus back to Narita.
My feet are very mad at me and I am about to collapse, but it was a good day!
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