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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Explore Japan's History In Kamakura

Above, the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Back in 2004, the first G-TOUR headed out of Tokyo and made a stop in Kamakura. While in Kamakura, the tour group visited Tsurugaoka Hachimang┼ź and the Great Buddha.

Malay Mail Online has an article on things to see and do in Kamakura.

They start it with:
TOKYO, Aug 11 ― Vibrant, fast-paced Tokyo is renowned the world over, but visitors in Japan looking for a more laid-back destination can head to the seaside town of Kamakura. 
Just a 45-minute train ride from Tokyo via the JR Yokosuka line, Kamakura was recommended by my Japan-based relatives. It was a good way to gain a perspective of Japan’s samurai-steeped history, they said. 
Kamakura was the political centre of Japan some 800 years ago, hence the many shrines dedicated to Japanese deities.
To read more, go here.

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