Kamakura Day Trip

I’m sure you’ve seen this image before:

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It’s a gigantic bronze Buddha statue in Kamakura (Hase station). It weighs 93 tons but it’s hollow and you can actually pay 20 yen to go inside. Rudyard Kipling wrote several verses of this daibutsu. The temple is rather small though so we only spent half an hour here and decided to go some where else.

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The surrounding area has a lot to offer. More temples, little shops and restaurants. But since Enoshima was a train ride away, we decided to go there instead.

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Enoshima has a little island you could explore for a day or two! You can even see Mount Fuji on clear day.

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was not a clear day

You can climb up the mountain to the temple and find this:

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A love lock fence.  You can also ring the bell for eternal love ❤

It’s nice to visit in Autumn and see some pretty koyo (changing of leaves). But, our mission for the day was the Enoshima Aquarium.

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We have been to plenty of aquariums in Japan and while Enoshima’s was a bit smaller in scale, they had lots of fishes to showcase.

IMG_4173Watch out for the sea lion, dolphin and whale shark shows. They were the highlights of the day!

 

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We weren’t able to find seats for this show! This one is better for kids and more entertaining than the previous one.

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Check out their arts and crafts room, too!

 

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Before we left the aquarium grounds, we went to the beach on the other side. I miss the beach so much it doesn’t matter that we were wearing winter clothes! Beach! But, alas, far too cold to swim in. You can see Mount Fuji, too!

Find out where we ate on the next post!

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