A Saturday off WOW!
Trip Start Oct 28, 2003
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Kamakura was the old capital of Japan and is affectionately known as a little Kyoto due to the amount of temples etc plus The Great Buddha.
I hadn't been to Kamakura since I went with Liz way back in December 2003. It was still as Elvish as I remember.
We took a different route to the one I took last time getting off at Kita Kamakura as before but following the temples around a different way. Junya, continually questioning my direction every step of the way. For those that don't know Junya, the irony in this is that he's crap at directions.
The first temple we went to was Rivendale, I don't know the real name. Then followed them round to get to the centre of Kamakura and onto the Daibutsu (Big Buddha)
We had met up with Carol and her mates mate from England, Christian, at Kamakura Station and headed to the Buddha on bikes.
Cycling was fun and the Buddha magnificent but it was time to get back on the train and back to Yokohama.
However, when we were in Kamakura Junya got a call from his Mum. He forgot about his niece's birthday dinner. Thinking it was tomorrow. He had to head back to Kikuna while Carol and Christian headed off somewhere else and Roy and Ian and I went to Minato Mirai to find something to eat.
On the way to World Porters we took some nice night pictures of Yokohama
We spent a good two hours in there before heading on the subway home, absolutely shattered from a good soak in the baths. We went to bed quite early that night, after Roy and I watched a little of Le Grand Docu Soap the DVD of the fabulous Army of Lovers. Again to bed and ready for another day.