big buddha day trip / by geraldine kane

Recently, ISLE's lovely mum and dad visited Tokyo for a couple of weeks. After plenty of pottering around town soaking up the buzz, we decided to get out of the city and head to Kamakura, a beautiful coastal town about an hour from Tokyo. Apart from lots of stylish little shops and cafes, Kamakura's biggest attraction is the Big Buddha! It stands (sits) serenely at almost 44ft tall, overlooking the teeming tourists posing for photographs.

We were lucky to have a beautifully crisp sunny day for our trip- perfect light for taking photos and annoying the others by constantly stopping to photograph something else :)

Hot off the press custard-filled Buddhas 

Hot off the press custard-filled Buddhas 

Hello!

Hello!

After all the sightseeing, photographing, eating and drinking, we watched the sun set from Kamakura beach. As the light faded, we began our journey back to city-life and turned our attention to the important issue of Saturday night food and drinks with friends.

Not a bad little trip out of town, eh?

G