Less than an hour from Tokyo is a coastal town called Kamakura.
Noticed a number of surf shops along the way.
Got amazed by the nearby train station. Trains were literally hanging from those gigantic steel bars. Haha. Parang roller coaster ride lang.
Here's Paolo standing by the purification fountain at the entrance of Daibutsu Temple.
Throwback photo from January 2013 at Asakusa Temple.
Amida Buddha, the Great Buddha of Kamakura Daibutsu Temple is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan with a height of 13.35 meters.
There were a lot of visitors that day. Mostly students who travelled all the way from Osaka.
Here's me and my cousin Jay with his mom and the kid named Damien. She takes care of Damien once in a while when his parents are at work. ;)
We spotted another cherry blossom tree but this time with white flowers! :)
There are a lot of small restaurants in the area. I ordered a bowl of katsudon in the nearby resto on our way to Hasedera Temple, sarap ha! Busog!
The Hasadera Temple is built along the slope of a hill and features a garden filled with cherry blossom trees and koi ponds. I seriously had a moment of zen. Super peaceful. I can stay here all day long provided na walang snow. Hahaha.
The temples are found further up the slope that may be reached through a walking trail or by stairs. Here's a top view of the garden. Ganda di ba? ;)
The Kannon-do Hall. Photos aren't allowed but you'll find another statue of Amida Buddha made of wood and is 9.18 meters tall.
There's a small building standing in front of a restaurant called the Kyozo Sutra Archive. Inside you'll see a rinzo, it's a rotating book rack where they keep the important Buddhist sutras for the temple.
Few steps away from the temple is an area overlooking the Sagami Bay.