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Japan Day 3: Kamakura
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Japan Day 3: Kamakura

11/06/14 | by Comp615 [mail] | Categories: Travel

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Sadly day 3 started much the same as day 2: early. I got to one of the JR rail stations at 9am to get my pass going and set off for a day trip to Kamakura.

Transit here is really interesting, there's a single card you get that works for literally everything in the entire country: subway, train, bus, etc. Since I have the rail pass, I don't use it for regional trains, but it was amazing to arrive in Kamakura, hop on a bus and have my Tokyo transit card work (I even used it to buy a water later in the day).

Just as I was wandering out of the station in Kamakura, I encountered a group of elementary school aged children who approached me and asked, "Excru me. Mai we ark you so quersts?". After one of the kids friends said it again, I figured out they wanted to ask me questions (the English got better). This turned out to be the theme for my day, by the time I visited and left "Big Buddha", I'd spent 15 minutes photographing it and 30 minutes talking to small children. Apparently just because I'm the token white person at a temple, I must speak English...Sheesh.

One teacher caught me finally and apologized and thanked me for the help. He even push one kids chin up so he was looking at me as he spoke. I later walked by the teacher in a restaurant and he waived at me; friends!

Over the course of the day I hit another temple and two more shrines. The photos on the camera I'm using are stupid large and I've already almost blown through half of my main memory card. I did find cause to try out my neutral density filter today, so get excited for some glossy water flows.

Lunch was difficult to find as few places had either English menus or picture menus. I spent about a half hour trying the Charlie approach of going down back alleys and walking into random restaurants before being overcome by hunger and throwing in the towel for some Tempura on the main road.

I finally got to take my shoes off today at a Shrine, so things are starting to get real over here. I dozed in and out of consciousness on the way home and somewhere in there, Charlie dreamed of sushi. So the dinner plan is set, now to find a picture menu!

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A collection of musings from my time at Yale along with some thoughts about my "Freshman year of life" in San Francisco.

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