{10 second vacation} Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura is a small, peaceful beach town about an hour (by train) outside of Tokyo. It was the political capital of Japan for a couple of hundred years, but that ended in 1333; still, the town is rife with beautiful temples and Shinto shrines, some with hundreds or thousands of clay figures used as funerary offerings.

Kamakura is also home to the Great Buddha, which is known as the Daibutsu. It’s the second largest Buddha in Japan and is thought to have been cast in bronze sometime during the mid-1200s.

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1 Townsville motel { 05.25.13 at 5:21 am }

Thanks for the tour ;)
Seriously, the place where Cherry Blossoms bloom perfectly. I always love to visit Japan every spring season.

Shaira

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