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Travel Blogs from Tateyama
... 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.
Up and out before 09.00 and into our Ueno morning routine i.e. Andersen's, for pastries, Starbucks (I'm ashamed to say) for coffee and into Ueno Park for breakfast. The weather was a bit overcast but warm enough, so we decided to stick to our plan and visit Kamakura to see the Daibutsu, a large bronze Buddha.
From Ueno station we took the Yamanote Line to Shinagawa and changed there to the Yokosuka Line for Kamakura, about a forty minute journey ...
... 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!