Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kamakura and Yokohama

On our first free day, we did a day trip to Kamakura, and then stopped at Yokohama for dinner.
 Here are the two ladies I traveled with at the Big Buddha statue in Kamakura at the Kotokuin Temple.  This statue was constructed in 1252.  It was fun to walk around and look at the various gardens and buildings.
 I love these cute laterns...they come in all shapes and sizes.
 I enjoy walking around the temple areas...sometimes I find the smaller outbuildings to be more interesting than the main structure...
 Walking back to the train, we saw this neat shop/house with a cool blue roof!
 This cat store made us all very happy...we stimulated the economy in there!
We stopped at Yokohama for dinner.  Their Chinatown is known for steamed buns...we ate several types and they were divine!

Tomorrow we head to Osaka, Nara and Kyoto...

Stay tuned...


  1. Thank´s for taking us with you too Kamakura and Yokohama :)

  2. Oh wow!!!! What a most amazing trip!! Love the ancient temples and statues! And that kitty shop is just fabulous!! Yay! Take care

  3. We love seeing your pics. Our mom's a homebody and likely wouldn't travel even if she had the opportunity and means, so it's great fun to be armchair travellers, as it were. :-)

  4. Wow, it looks like you had the most amazing time. How fantastic that the statue is THAT old and still looks so good, not worn away. The colours of that house are wonderful :)xx

  5. Very nice! We would have liked that cat store too!

  6. That cat store is really cool! Isn't Japan an amazing country? So modern, but there are so many things that are ancient there, too.

  7. Our mum is loving looking at your photos. The statues and buildings are fascinating.


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