Sunday, 4 May 2014
Day 271 - A Day in Kamakura
A visit to Kamakura is a must if you're in Tokyo, it's not far and you can visit a lot of temples and enjoy the hills and seaside so get a break from busy Tokyo.
Well, you only get a break if you don't go one a great sunny weekend day, while everyone in Japan is on holiday. Needless to say, Kamakura was packed and full of people today.
Still, there are a lot of temples and some of them are quite big so it's easy enough to escape the crowds.
I am still not sure if in terms of the temples I prefer Kamakura or Kyoto but needless to say both places are a must visit.
I always get off at Kita-Kamakura station and walk from there to vista the temples so never really get enough time to see much of the city itself although it does look nice.
I had a bit more time so could wander a bit around he city and also spend some time at the beach just before sunset.
It was a great day out in Kamakura despite the crowds.