20. | Kamakura

I’ve been planning on visiting Kamakura for a long time now. Because it’s one of the main places that appear when you research Kanagawa Prefecture, I knew I wanted to check it out. However, every time I had any free time, I kept postponing it and postponing it.

In the winter, my excuse was waiting for the warmer weather. It is a coastal city after all, and even if I’m used to freezing grey beaches back home, I wanted to choose a good day for it. During the school holidays and Golden Week, my excuse was that crowds of people from neighbouring cities would be descending on the Shōnan coastline for a little dose of escapism. This is especially true seeing as it’s only an hour away from Yokohama and an hour and a half away from Tokyo, the two largest cities in the whole of Japan.

Fortunately for me, fate decided to step in and make sure I wouldn’t keep procrastinating.

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