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Kamakura

Summer excursion to Kamakura & Yokohama

My sister Cathy was visiting Japan for nearly a week, and we had a great time catching up in Tokyo while she was here.  Unfortunately, she’s already gone home to Australia, but on Sunday, we had a really fun, although rather hot, summer’s day exploring a few sites in Kamakura, followed by Yokohama for dinner.  (more…)

The three great Daibutsu

I seem to have visited all of Japan’s three largest Daibutsu (Big Buddhas) in the last several months.  That is, unless there’s another one out there that I don’t know about. (more…)

Tourguide to Enoshima

My parents have come to Japan to visit, and I’ve been babysitting them around Tokyo for the past few days.  I’ve tried to introduce them to some of the places in Tokyo that I frequent, and get them out and around to see some of the sights. (more…)

Rambling around the Kamakura Alps

Japan has the Kita (North) Alps, the Minami (South) Alps, and, according to my Japanese language guidebook called “Tokyo One Day Hiking”, also has the Kamakura Alps.  Of course, they’re only about 100 or so metres above sea level, and civilisation almost reaches their peaks.  (more…)

Sugimotodera

Sugimotodera, the oldest temple in Kamakura. (more…)

Kamakura Hachimangu Shrine

Spring has come early? The plum blossom is blooming, the crowds are building, and I’m off for a walk around some World Heritage sites. (more…)