Temple Hopping in Kamakura

alexshrine2.jpgJudy took me on a fantastic hike through Kamakura this weekend. The weather was cold and the air crisp. We visited several Temples and Shrines along the way. It was a great day. Check out her fantastic pictures and write up.

Adventurous Abroad

One of the perks of not having a regular 9-5 while being here in Japan is that I have lots of time to scope out new hiking trails, places to eat, and do extensive research for upcoming travel or events.When my husband is off on the weekends, I am able to share my new discoveries with him and play tour guide… kinda.

This weekend I wanted to share the Daibutsu Hiking Course with him, so Saturday morning we hopped on the train and headed to Kamakura. (You can see a map of the trail and get detailed directions from the Kita Kamakura Station to the trail head here.)

There were a few shrines and temples in the area that I had not yet visited, or didn’t get a chance to explore the other day on our hike.

Off of the East exit of the Kita Kamakura Station is Engakuji

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Kinugasayama and Me.

Some great pictures my wife took around our neighborhood. I really love where we live.

Adventurous Abroad

Now that the weather is cooler, I have no excuse to not lug around my camera and take more photos to share. Actually, right now is the perfect time for shooting pictures because the leaves are changing into beautiful gold, yellow and crimson. I am by no means a professional or even experienced photographer, but I do like to write about my adventures so I figure learning the basics of photography and shooting photos can only enhance my blogging.

Today I took the later half of the afternoon to myself and went to the large an breathtakingly gorgeous park nearest to our home. Kinugasayama offers dozens of trails that are sure to please any nature lover. Lush green trees and bamboo line the trails that take you atop the small mountain complete with an ocean back drop and Yokohama in the distance. On a clear day, you can see Fujisam…

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