Posts Tagged ‘ Kamakura ’

Double Your Money in Kamakura

Aug 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Temples & Shrines, Travel

Take a gamble on the strength of your faith the next time you visit Kamakura and you may leave richer in both spiritual and monetary terms. The Zeniarai Bentzaiten Ugafuku Jinja (shrine) is dedicated to Benzai, one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, who is revered as the Goddess of knowledge, art and beauty, […]



Daibutsu

Aug 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Photo Gallery

The Great Buddha of Kamakura, better know as the Daibutsu, is a sight to behold and was one of the highlights of my trip to the area. Sitting peacefully on the grounds of Kotoku-in in the hills to the southwest of Kamakura station this weathered bronze statue was erected in 1252, weighs in at 121 […]



Day Trips From Tokyo

Aug 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Travel

I’m off to Kamakura in Kanagawa prefecture today – it’s just one of a few great day trips that can be made using Tokyo as a base.  Many of these places can be explored in a day but if you have time you may want to consider staying the night at a hotel or ryokan […]



Ajisai & The Rainy Season

Jun 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Parks, Gardens & Nature, Tokyo and Vicinity

You may have though it was all bad news when you heard that Japan’s rainy season officially started this week but it’s doesn’t rain everyday and the weather is still relatively cool and pleasant – in fact it’s great sightseeing weather!    One of the best things to do this time of year is to take […]