Photo of the Day: Windsurfing

imageKamakura isn’t just temples and shrines. Being surrounded by the ocean and thickly forested hills—the same reasons that made it a good, strong capital—make it a good, strong choice for outdoor enthusiasts.

Those without equipment can rent and/or take lessons from various outfitters and water-sport schools in the area.

Of course, not all activities require equipment. Yuigahama Beach is great for summer swimming (just have some jellyfish repellent ready by mid-August), and hiking is enjoyable year round.

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