Sunday, 17 May 2015

Day 7 - Coastal town of Kamakura

South of Yokohama about half an hour away by train is the popular tourist destination of Kamakura. Sometimes called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments.
A hearty brunch before the start of the trip

Hachimangu Shrine. Kamakura's most important Shinto shrine.

Cherry blossom trees

Yup, we all bought gloves half way thru the trip. lol

A warm meal and coffe
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 13.5 metres, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara's Todaiji Temple.
Kamakura Daibutsu

Hasedera is a temple of the Jodo sect, that is most famous for its statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The temple is built along the slope of a wooded hill. It has a pretty garden with ponds at the base of the hill.

Lookout point overlloking the coastal town

The beatiful temple grounds

Entrance to the Benten-kutsu Cave

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