Friday, 9 January 2015

A day in Kamakura + seeing the great buddha/大仏! | Japan

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Had another little day out in Japan! I also did another little vlog so take a look at that if you want to feel more what the place is like :) We're on winter break at the moment, so last week some friends and I headed to Kamakura (about 2 hrs by train) to see the sights, especially the Great Buddha at the Kotokuin temple. If you're interested in temples and shrines Kamakura is definitely an awesome place to visit as asides from Kotokuin there's plenty to look around. There's also a station called Hase right by the Great Buddha which will save you a walk, as we got off at Kamakura station (I believed it's called) and walked for a bit to get to Kotokuin, but it meant we passed a Starbucks haha so I didn't mind!

The Great Buddha statue is really beautiful, apparently despite being made in 1252 the statue itself has never required repairs, only the base - surprising! Also you can pay 20 yen (11p) to go inside the Buddha and take a look around which was pretty interesting.

There's also lots of shops which are fab for getting souvenirs, there's a market street by the station which was crazy busy (see the video) but there were so many things to see/buy/eat! Great for buying stuff for yourself or people at home. xx

19 comments:

melaniekay said...

Looks like a really fun day exploring!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Georgie said...

Thanks! xx

Emily Lowery said...

Stunning photos, looks amazing xo

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Alice Young said...

How amazing that the statue has never had to have any repairs after all this time!

The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

Sami said...

Such beautiful photo's, it sounds like a lovely day out!
Be sure to have all those green tea latte's at Starbucks whilst you still can haha

SAMI★SPOON

Georgie said...

Thanks! xx

Georgie said...

Ikr! Very mysterious too xx

Georgie said...

Thanks! Ooh I actually haven't had one yet, I just feast on the chai tea lattes but they're so weak here for some reason?? xx

Serene Kurd said...

Ahhh everything looks beyond beautiful! Kamakura looks spectacular :D I need to get myself down to Japan :D

Serene xoxo

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Georgie said...

I totally recommend it if you can get here for a holiday or more! :) xx

Georgia Owen said...

Really lovely photos, need to arrange a trip myself as it looks so amazing!

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helen at thelovecatsinc said...

ah how amazing! i'm so jealous! desperate to go to japan

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Georgie said...

Thank you! :) xx

Georgie said...

Definitely come for a hol if you can! :) xx

Samantha Mariko said...

kamakura is one of my favorite places! I hope I can go back soon. looks like you had a great time :)
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Annie L. said...

what a beautiful sight :)

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Ama Poku said...

Woow this looks stunning! Super lovely photos <3
xx Ama

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niniel555 . said...

I was there too in 2009 (June) . I miss Japan so much ! I cannot wait to go back! thanks for sharing (soon a post about my trip to japan on my blog )
:)

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