the great buddha, or daibutsu as hes called peacefully ignores the crowds of admirers.

the great buddha, or daibutsu as he's called peacefully ignores the crowds of admirers.

Kamakura is about a 30 minute bike ride from my house. It’s one of the most beautiful and interesting places I’ve seen in a while. Not only is it a former capital of Japan and oozing with culture and history, it remains a young and vibrant city. There are hippie health food restaurants, a farmer’s market, and on sunny days the beach is packed with young families, high school kids with hiked up skirts and loosened ties and surf bums. The wave’s may not rival Hawaii, but they’re big enough to have some fun.

Every trip to Kamakura uncovers something new. I finally made it to Kamakura’s Giant Buddha, the Daibutsu. He’s pretty amazing and has survived many natural disasters.

Daibutsus giant slippers

Daibutsu's giant slippers

the daibutsus face in udon. you might find this tacky, but the noodles were homemade and probabl the best Ive ever eaten.

the Daibutsu's face in udon. You might find this tacky, but the noodles were homemade and probably the best I've ever eaten.

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