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Kamakura

After we had walked along the panorama path we had a dumpling stuffed with black beans to eat and then went in search of the big Buddha which we had come to see. He was another 300m or so up

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Kamakura

After we had walked along the panorama path we had a dumpling stuffed with black beans to eat and then went in search of the big Buddha which we had come to see. He was another 300m or so up

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Not just the Hasedera temple

There are a further eight objects of interest within this temple area. A golden seated statue of Yakuyoke (Protector from Evils Spirits) which was made in 1194 at the request of the first shogun of Japan. It is 2.8m high.

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Not just the Hasedera temple

There are a further eight objects of interest within this temple area. A golden seated statue of Yakuyoke (Protector from Evils Spirits) which was made in 1194 at the request of the first shogun of Japan. It is 2.8m high.

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Inside Kamakura Temple

The temple which has this remarkable garden is the Kamakura Hasedera Temple. It was built by a monk in 721 AD.  He had made a carving from part of the trunk of a camphor tree he had found in the

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Inside Kamakura Temple

The temple which has this remarkable garden is the Kamakura Hasedera Temple. It was built by a monk in 721 AD.  He had made a carving from part of the trunk of a camphor tree he had found in the

Planting around temples

Our last day in Japan. We had decided to follow a recommendation and go and see the big Buddha at Hase. This meant taking the Minimatoi line to Yokohama station and buying a ticket to Kamakura. There was no doubt

Planting around temples

Our last day in Japan. We had decided to follow a recommendation and go and see the big Buddha at Hase. This meant taking the Minimatoi line to Yokohama station and buying a ticket to Kamakura. There was no doubt

Exploring Yokohama’s gardens

After breakfast I went over to the congress centre and collected my bag and programme and then walked from there through the Queens Towers and came out at the Dockyard Garden – a dry dock with a waterfall at one

Exploring Yokohama’s gardens

After breakfast I went over to the congress centre and collected my bag and programme and then walked from there through the Queens Towers and came out at the Dockyard Garden – a dry dock with a waterfall at one

Red brick warehouses and silk

The Thunderbird from Kyoto to Osaka we had only taken 25 minutes and seemed to get there before we had settled. On the Shinkansen it took 15 minutes. As expected the train pulled in punctually to the Shin-Yokohama station. From

Red brick warehouses and silk

The Thunderbird from Kyoto to Osaka we had only taken 25 minutes and seemed to get there before we had settled. On the Shinkansen it took 15 minutes. As expected the train pulled in punctually to the Shin-Yokohama station. From

Past Mt Fuji again

The last day of ‘holiday’ –we have reserved seats on the Shinkansen to Yokohama train so must leave the hotel punctually, first we get the JR loop train to Osaka station and from there another JR train to Shin-Osaka. That

Past Mt Fuji again

The last day of ‘holiday’ –we have reserved seats on the Shinkansen to Yokohama train so must leave the hotel punctually, first we get the JR loop train to Osaka station and from there another JR train to Shin-Osaka. That