Last Saturday we caught the train to Kita Kamakura to walk a wee hiking trail. This was my first time on this walk but the boys had done it before with Dan.
Along the way there are two or three temples and I think we visited two. Sadly, we gave the cat temple a miss.
In the first temple complex there were various shrines including these three statues of buddhas which depict the past, present and future.
There is also a cave which I
stupidly bravely walked along without any light. I freaked out just as I reached the end of the tunnel.
There was another wee cave which housed a jolly buddha and so we all dutifully gave his belly a rub and rugged at his finger and earlobe.
There was a lovely traditional house there too.
As far as inspiration for relandscaping our garden, trips like this are great.
A little further along the walk we stopped at a second temple at the top of a ridge. It had a very different vibe.
Not far from here was an excellent terrace cafe that served delicious homemade croissants. We pigged out. We pigged out so badly I didn’t even take photos of the brilliant croissants. George had a yummy mango pudding though.
It was great to see the kinoko (fungi) again and various flowers.
Arriving back into Kamakura, we stopped at a small cafe and I had iced matcha tea and a cinnamon doughnut (homemade).
We then went to a bar that Dan likes and had a couple of pints of tasty and strong IPA. The food that the chef was prepping for tea looked wonderful but we just couldn’t bring ourselves to stretch out our visit to the bar for long enough. Another time.