Hiking Foxes

Last Sunday, I took three of Kamakura's hikes and crammed them all together into an epic around-the-city hiking adventure.  The  Daibutsu-Kuzuharaoka hike took me from Hase to Kita-Kamakura, where I took the road that runs up to the left past Meigetsu-in to join the Ten-en course. Rather than cutting out at the Zuisen-ji path, I … Continue reading Hiking Foxes

Penny Thanks

While walking down the Daibutsu hiking trail past Kuzuharaoka, I came across this memorial of sorts covered in one-yen pieces. I'm not sure what it's for, and Hisashi wasn't sure of the kanji, but the Kamakura area is so full of history that coming across random markers and memorials isn't very unusual.

Bamboo Love

I went on what was supposed to be a short hike to some temples and shrines in town the other day, but which became an epic seven-hour tour of places I haven't been in ages, and some I'd never visited before. Starting out on the Daibutsu hiking trail, I continued as it joined the Kuzuharaoka … Continue reading Bamboo Love

Photo of the Day: Windsurfing Lesson

Hisashi decided that surfing and SUP-ing weren't enough—he had to give windsurfing a try. There are a number of water-sport schools along Yuigahama Beach, but Hisashi had his eye on one instructor in particular, a fellow he'd watched teach others and thought seemed good. So, he headed over to Poerava Windsurfing and met with instructor … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Windsurfing Lesson