Saturday, 5 January 2013

Getting Around In Kamakura

We didn't have any concrete plan of where exactly or what exactly the spots we wanted to visit in Kamakura. It was just a rough - ""we'll go to Kamakura and if we have time; hopefully to Enoshima" plan.
Paying 680yen for adults and 340yen for child for Kamakura-Enoshima day pass, we get to have unlimited rides in a day on JR line, Enoshima Electric Railway and the Shonan Monorail.
We got on the JR line first and traveled to Kamakura.
Then, got on the Enoshima Electric Railway. But first, must buy postcard... and send them home - to ourselves!
All aboard! Then got off-board again...
 Made a stop at Hase to visit the Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura).

Didn't manage to walk all that much. Yeah, we did traveled up to Enoshima station but the weather that day made us rethink about our plan. Ended up just passing through the smallish mall there, got bored and decided to travel up and down in the train instead of walking out and being cold, not to mention miserable. Ah well...
A visit to the Great Buddha and stops at souvenir shop and walking around in the rain, we finally finished our trip by taking the Shonan Monorail to Ofuna, on the suspended SAFEGE monorail, the first of its kind in Japan.
Due to the bad weather, it may be viewed that this excursion of ours was not a success. But hey! We got to travel in three different train lines! That's more than enough for us!

Plus, it's not as if we can't make a return visit here someday. Right?

Next post - the Kamakura Daibutsu. I think.

26 comments:

  1. Kamakura is a great day trip from Tokyo with so much to see and do there. Look forward to the next post.

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  2. I love trams (or street cars) [or whatever you prefer to call them]! I'd happily travel around in circles on the Enoden, all day!

    Phew, the trains were empty on that specific day. It almost looks as if you had your own private train. ^^

    Nice photos of Zaini and Raimie!

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    1. I think, if people see all my train photos, they'd think that trains in Japan are always empty! It's like we repel other commuters! :-D

      Thanks. I think photos of both boys, not to mention the real deal too; are nice myself. ^_~

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  3. Hi! It's unluck for you. If the weather were fine ,you could see Mt.Fuji very clearly. I hope you will try this Enoden excursion again.

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  4. I like Enoden. It's nostalgic and not expensive to ride. :)

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    1. I like the feeling.

      I took the electric train going to Bessho Onsen two years ago and it was very nostalgic. :)

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  5. Bad weather spoilt your plans huh. Echo Rurousha trains were quite empty off peak time I presume.

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    1. It's full earlier during the day when more tourists were around.

      Even trains in Tokyo can be quite empty (esp when you board it at the first station). :)

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    2. We had ghost trains in Tokyo over New Year. Ghost streets, ghost shops, ghost parks. Bliss.

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    3. Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro must be so proud. ;p

      What's that all about though?

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    4. You're axing ME about manga? (@_@)

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    5. You mean your mention of "Ghost streets, ghost shops, ghost parks" IS related to Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro?

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  6. Have yet to get to Kamakura. Did you ever watch that Japanese drama filmed there? I think it was called, "A second last chance to love". I really enjoyed watching it.

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    1. I'm afraid I haven't.

      I guess it will be fun to go to Kamakura and see the sights as shown in the film. :)

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  7. I did a lot of walking in Kamakura, should've taken Enoden :(
    More reason to go back :)

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    1. Yes yes yes Return trip, please! ;)

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  8. I love taking trains in Japan! Super clean and super easy and convenience! ^^

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    1. An efficient tain system is very convenient! Benri! ;)

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  9. Hi! Thank you for your comment. And thank you for including my blog and thumbnail photo in your side bar as GREAT READ HERE.

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  10. I just love looking at trains that are clean and tidy but best of all EFFICIENT!!!

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  11. Sounds like you spent most of the day on the train. I wonder how many hours you have logged on Japan's trains from all your visits. :P Anyways, I have never seen the seat configuration like those in the 2nd to last photo.

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    1. Hours in trains in Japan? Too many too count! LOL

      You can see those seats configuration in local trains in areas out of big cities still. ^^

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