Side-trip to Kamakura, Japan

(I had this blog post in my draft since July 2, 2013. I’ve decided to just post this up despite the lack of text. A picture speaks a thousand words, I guess.)

Act I: Reaching town

The trip to Kamakura in 2012 was totally impromptu. I was planning to head to Yokohama with my N’EX and Suica package but changed my mind when I saw that the ticket covers Kamakura.

Despite being a city person, I love old towns more than cities. The trip to Kamakura from the airport was quite long. I fell asleep on the train.

The sky was cloudy when I reached. It took me a while to find an empty locker to store my luggage.

Kamakura station

Entrance to Komachi Dori

Adorable Japanese family

Random cute street at Kamakura

Cute anime Kamakura bus

Act II Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū

Map of Kamakura

Flag on bamboo thingy

Pigeons and lotus pond

Stone lantern burning thing, Gift from sugar store to the shrine

Art exhibition at Kanagawa Modern art museum

Solemn ceremony but we all gawked impolitely

More gawking, from behind

Stone lion

Little boy tripped on steps at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū

Do not enter, unless you are staff

Act III Before, during, after the rain

It was pouring when I left the shrine. I stood at the corner of a street to wait for the rain to stop a little. It didn’t stop that much.

Before the downpour

Ink painting billboard

Buddha for sale

Politician Asao

Hiding from the rain

Cute cafe

Small shrine

Danger! Pedestrians have priority

Around the world on a ship

Kamakura traffic

Kamakura sky

Kamakura sky

 

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

5 Comments

      1. You’re going to Tokyo? That’s so exciting. :3 I recommend going to Kamakura if you’re arriving early–visit a bit before returning to Tokyo for hotel check in.

        1. UnfortunateLy my point if entry is Osaka, so I think I wouLdn’t be abLe to use the NEX card Like you recommend.. I’LL see what I can do ^^

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