Tateyama Seaside Hotel
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What do you get when you cross early morning Facebook posts with the flexibility of summer? An awesome, spur of the moment outing! Early this morning I was checking in on Facebook to see what all happened back home while I was sleeping, and I saw a local friend post about what she was going to do today. Needless to say, the kids and I were luck enough to tag along.
A short 20 minute drive down the interstate took us to a French ...
... they are all suffering from too much exercise and not enough sleep, and I think they are getting homesick for southern cooking.It was about this point in the trip last year when it happened too. I guess 2 weeks in Japan is enough for the truly not adventurous. You have to accept it for what it is, play by the rules, do as the Japanese do, or you find yourself broke, tired and full of McDonalds. Oh well... 2 more weeks for ...
... of fact!
We are now back in Tokyo and the countdown to leaving is beginning. It has been such a life changing experience it is hard to believe the end is nearing.
Tomorrow I plan on waking up disgustingly early to visit the fish market. The largest in the world and I plan to sample some of the freshest sushi I will ever have.
But don't worry, I will take lots of pictures of nasty ass looking fish for all of you.
... and it houses a magnificent, massive wooden statue of Kannon, goddess of mercy. For details see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hase-dera_ %28Kamakura%29
The temple grounds have a viewing point which looks out over the bay and is worth the climb up the 77 (I counted them) steps to reach.
As with all tourist traps around the world, there's plenty of shops, many with Western names; we even found one called 'Andy's Store'.
... no seagulls, only hawks and crows or ravens. We headed up into Kamakura proper and I found a fabric store! I just couldn't resist. We continued on to the shrine. Which reminds me, this town was overrun with school kids. Everywhere we have been in Japan at any time of day and say of week there have been school children in mass. I am not sure if they actually go to school or just go to temples together during the day. Joel bought a fun snack of a big grape on a stick dipped in hard ...