John and I had a fantastic time at Kamakura, just a couple hours’ train ride outside the city. I’m pretty sure John, especially, was in heaven. We got off at Kita Kamakura, the station on the northern outskirts of town, and walked to the center of town – the walk paid off, as we got a view Mount Fuji along the way! The first temple we went to was the largest in the area, and it was gorgeous. The autumn leaves, the architecture, the art, the atmosphere. We were lucky to have a glorious autumn day – cool, but not cold, nice and crisp. We walked through a couple more temple complexes before starting out on a muddy, icky, yucky three kilometer trek to the giant Buddha statue that Kamakura is most famous for. Kamakura is a highly recommended day trip for anyone wanting a day out of the hustle and bustle of crazy Tokyo.