Kamakura and the Great Buddha

I really was tired last night—which turned into being lazy when I woke up this morning and found it was pouring rain. I tried to put together a game plan, and decided to go to Kamakura to see the Great Buddha and whatever else I could find. I actually didn’t leave until noon, and it rained all day long. But, I figured that since the Buddha has been sitting out in the rain since his temple home was washed away in a typhoon in 1495, I could probably take it too…

But since it was kind of wet and miserable, I didn’t stay too long. I took the little Enoden train up to Enoshima (where it was raining even harder). I didn’t stay there long either, but got to ride the Shonan Monorail which was pretty fun. It’s precisely the kind of thing we should have suspended over every freeway in L.A. (BTW, this is the monorail featured in Midori Days, so I thought that was kind of cool.)

I’m now back at the apartment watching TV, typing this up and preparing another photo album. There’s an internet cafe nearby that I think has wireless access, so I’m going to go try and do updates there after dinner tonight. At least it’s pretty much stopped raining finally. I hope that will be the case for the rest of my time here in Japan, though the forecast doesn’t look too good.

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One thought on “Kamakura and the Great Buddha

  1. There was 1 comment on the original blog entry:

    dpk
    Hiya– I seem to be having trouble finding a place to connect my Mac here in Tokyo (oddly enough), so may not be able to post journal and photo updates for a bit. I’ve been wandering around Tokyo and on Friday went to Niigata and Nagano. Hope to get new entries up soon–at least before I leave!
    Friday, July 21, 2006 – 07:50 PM

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