An Enoden Line train emerges from the tunnel between Hase Station and Gokuraku-ji Station. I've mentioned that I adore red torii gates before. Well, the same goes for bridges.
The road to the Daibutsu at Kotoku-in is lined with souvenir shops, a few of which have large gum ball machines full of bouncy balls. These are no ordinary bouncy balls, however. No—these are Buddha balls (and Enoden train balls). Seems a bit sacrilegious to me, but that's just the way Kamakura rolls.
Just up the road from us is Gokuraku-ji, a small temple. In front of the temple is Gokuraku-ji station on the Enoden line. While mere mortals using their mortal feet must walk up a steep (but thankfully fairly short) road to reach both, the Enoden trains take a tunnel through one of Kamakura's many hills … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Tunnel Ho!
Hase Station is one of the "double track" stations, where trains running in opposite directions along the one-track line can meet and do a little switch over. The trains stop for a little longer than usual, which gave me the chance to hop off and run around to snap a photo.
A trip to Kamakura isn't complete until you've hopped on board an Enoden Line train. Usually green, but sometimes purple (and maybe another colour or two from time to time), sometimes with wooden floors (but usually not), the Enoden line is, as mentioned in a previous post, a wonderfully quaint throwback to the olden days. … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Enoden
Near and dear to my heart—since we live two to four minutes away, depending on whether you get caught by the train or not—Hase Station sits fourth on the Enoden Line from Kamakura to Fujisawa. As the bigger train stations on the busier lines get updated and re-built, it's nice to still have quaint little … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Hase Station
Clearly, I was playing around with filters with this photo. But I just couldn't capture the je ne sais quoi of the station with my iPad mini and unskilled hands. And filter apps are just way too much fun sometimes. As suggested by the title, this is the Enoden Line's Kamakura Station, taken towards JR's … Continue reading Photo of the Day: Kamakura Station, Enoden Line