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

5 thoughts on “Side-trip to Kamakura, Japan

    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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