I did promise ages ago to share about my fantastic day down at Kamakura – not only does it have beautiful temples, but at Kamakurakokomae there is amaaaaaazingly beautiful coastline. I love beaches, and from the time I discovered this place last year, I’d been dreaming of returning.
I thoroughly recommend it to you too, if ever you go to Japan.
This time I had the pleasure of going with some girlfriends Utarou and Aki, which made it more fun and less introspective than last time. It was a bright day but cold, so we were rugged up.
I’d already seen the big Buddha which Kamakura is known for, so we didn’t stop there.
From the train there were glimpses of the ocean beyond
You could get off the train wherever you like, but we alighted at Kamakurakokomae, the prettiest stretch, I think. The stations here are squished between densely packed houses.
And then it was time to hit the beach and explore!
I would have stayed all day, such was the lure of the sea…but there were temples to see back at Kamakura. And so it was back on the little train, for the next step of the trip. More in future posts.
If you want to see more, check out the Google map, and have a look at the gorgeous coastline for yourself. Just drag the little yellow man to the road near the ocean and voila, pictures pop up. It’s great for when I’m pining for the place.