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... one stop north on the JR line in Kita-Kamakura. Since we were now using our JR pass, all JR passes were "free", so we could hop on and hop off at will.
Kita-Kamakura is the site of many of Japan's most important Zen temples. The first one we visited was Engaku-ji Temple. Again, the main star of the show here were the changing leaves which put on a truly gorgeous show. Engakuji is the largest of the Zen temples in the Kamakura area and is set in ...
Today was a lazy morning. For the last several days we have been running
ourselves ragged trying to see as much as possible and have kind of forgotten
that we are supposed to be on a romantic honeymoon. So today we slept in and
took it easy. We booked a sunset cruise around Tokyo Bay for supper. Before our
cruise Lane wanted to check out this sword store that was in our guide book
that is supposed to have replica swords as well as some real ones. He headed ...
... group is the Koreans at 0.5% followed by the Chinese at 0.4%.
Taking a ride on a crammed commuter subway train at rush hour is one of Japan's classic 'must do's'. Everyone wearing dark coloured suits staring at a smart phone or standing swaying to the rocking of the cars, maybe asleep or just meditating. No-one makes a single sound or catches anyone's eye. Somehow everyone's space (as tiny as that is when you're travelling into central Tokyo) is ...
... how ironic). I tried things called Pocky, which apparently are really big in Australia too! Best part of that stop was finding Dipping Dots. Little balls of sherbet icecream! MOST. AMAZING. THING. EVER!!!!
I have the nicest group of friends from around the world on this trip and it's only day two. (well if you include sitting on a plane as part of Japan, I guess I"m up to day three)
I have all thirteen people in AUS04, and 3 from India, 2 from ...
Our last stop in Japan was the capital, Tokyo, and it was a mish mash of everything. We had interesting food, saw temples, went shopping and saw the night lights. We really enjoyed our time there and it was the perfect end to Japan.
We woke up at 330am our first day and ventured to the famous Tsukiji fish market. We waited in line to see the fish auction and it was quite the experience. Huge blue fin ...