2-12-27 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, 248-0006, Japan
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JR Yokohama Line
Clean yourself before entering the temples.
View from our window of Mt Fuji
Graveyard at Tokeiji temple
Travel Tips for Kamakura
McDonald - Made in Japan?
Many young Japanese children are surprised to learn that Makku Donarudo is not a Japanese invention but is a fast food franchise originating from USA.
It is a cheap place to eat if you are tight on a budget travel or tired of ramen, soba and udon or raisu (rice).
At 580 Yen, you can even have a different choice of teriyaki burger or fried shrimp burger.
One of the nice things that we...
One of the nice things that we could learn from Shinto is the respect for nature. All items in nature (from an animal to a simple rock) hold a spirit. Disrespectful behaviour towards these spirits will have negative effect on your own life, as the protecting natural god could turn against you. So treat nature as it should be and see the miracle in it as it is always surrounding you everywhere.
The great budha
Transfer from Kamakura JR station to the ENODEN line and get off at HASE station.
you will find different attractions, but in deed the great budha is the most famous of all of them.
You also can enjoy the gardens of the temple and the other national treasures.
Do not forget to wash your hands where the little fountain is...it is to purify your self.
And also take a bath with the inciense to get well and aboid bad spirits.
Getting inside the body of The Great Buddha?
This is not really a must do thing. I thought there would be some exhibits inside but there was none. Look at the photo that I had posted here, basically that is all that you would see inside. By the way, you got to contribute 20 yen to get inside.
Big Budda (Daibutsu)
This is a huge bronze Buddha. Its the second largest standing in Japan the first being in Nara. His color is incredible and you can even go inside of him from his hiney. He has two windows in his back to let light in and hot air out. Its located on the grounds of the Kotokuin Temple.
The statue was cast in 1252 and originally located inside a large temple hall. However, the temple buildings were washed away by a tsunami tidal wave in the end of the 15th century, and since then the Buddha stands in the open air.
I made an offering a 27 second head stand while others gave fruit and incense. For my kind gesture, he farted me out.
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