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October 13, 2007

Walking in Kamakura

I spent Friday morning walking in Kamakura. Of course, I have been down there a lot, but this was the first time that I went there from Zushi instead of Tokyo. It is much more convenient right?

I met a friend at Kamakura station and we walked from there to Kita-Kamakura, passing all the big temples on the way. I left Zushi at 9am...compared to 8am if I had been in Tokyo. Ha! Even better, the weather was perfect for walking: the sun was out, but it did not get too hot. This is going to be easy to get used to.

Here are a few snapshots, so you have something to look at. I took these at Engakuji, just by the station. We sat for awhile on a bench in a temple overlooking the big grassy area. It was really comfortable there.

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On the way there we also went to Tsuragaoka Hachiman (that is the big, fancy one you walk to from Kamakura Station) and Kenchoji, which is about halfway. If you are interested in Kamakura, this is a really good English language site: www.kamakuratoday.com.

Next time, I am hoping to walk from Kamakura to Enoshima again...it is getting close to the time of year when Mt. Fuji can be seen.

In the meantime, however, I will be in the US for a week helping my sister look at houses in San Diego. We are stayingin a condo by the beach. It should be awesome.

Posted by Kirk on October 13, 2007 06:04 PM