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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #80 on: 23 May 2019, 23:19:53 »
After I met my friends and had dinner with them, we went to Shinjuku Kabukicho 歌舞伎町一番街, another place where I had been a decade ago.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #81 on: 23 May 2019, 23:22:27 »
The next day I started my part 3 journey with my friends. Guess where was our first destination?

Kamakura again....... via Yokohama

The picture is a stop by in Yokohama
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #82 on: 23 May 2019, 23:25:39 »
In Kamakura, we visited two places. This first one was the Kōtoku-in 鎌倉大仏殿高徳院

There is a big buddha
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #83 on: 23 May 2019, 23:27:14 »
You can enter into the buddha and learn how it is built.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #84 on: 23 May 2019, 23:35:00 »
The second place was Tsurugaoka Hachimangu 鶴岡八幡宮. The temple of Kamakura period. 

The entrance separates the pond of Ping 平池 and the pond of Yuen 源池 (so called the Genpei Pond 源平池) You can guess who won the battle by comparing the size of their pond.

This place is huge, with a temple higher up from a long staircase, a wall of sake too.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #85 on: 23 May 2019, 23:43:03 »
The next day we went to Atami 熱海. Atami castle is on the hill top where we can oversee the city. A nice city view.

Inside the castle there are some models of different castles in Japan and some tools, wafuku and paintings. Nothing special indeed but we still spent an hour or so playing free video games....  :D
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #86 on: 23 May 2019, 23:49:23 »
The next stop was Kinomiya 來宮神社. There is a tree of over 1000 years old. This is also a jinja for people wedding.

The third picture is the old tree....
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #87 on: 23 May 2019, 23:49:48 »
Our next spot was  Fuji shibazakura matsuri 富士芝桜祭.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #88 on: 25 May 2019, 11:59:03 »
After that we took a cable to Kawaguchiko 河口湖天上山公園, you can oversee the city of 河口湖 with a backdrop of fujusan 富士山.
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Re: Tohoku Japan 日本東北
« Reply #89 on: 25 May 2019, 12:03:20 »
We stayed at a hotel in Kawaguchi of course. Most hotels there are built arond the lake facing fujisan. Their design is that almost all the guest rooms are facing fujisan and the other side of the hotel is used for back of house stuff. After all, the selling point of these hotels is the view of the mountain.

Here are the pictures of my room and its view.
「吾心信其可行,則移山倒海之難,終有成功之日。吾心信其不可行,則反掌折枝之易,亦無收效之期也。」