Yokohama and Kamakura

This morning we arrived in Yokohama, Japan – the end stop on our part of the cruise. Many do back to back cruises, but two weeks is enough for us.

First impressions of Yokohama are very favorable, even though we won’t get to explore this mega city – second largest in Japan.

We took the train to Kamakura – a smaller town about 20minutes away. It is clearly a popular destination for the locals, and we especially enjoyed the walking streets with some lovely small shops selling items I am mostly unaccustomed to.

The rolls of paper are for origami. We see people using the wash towels (top right) all over the place!


We ended up at the Shinto Tsurugaoka Hachimangū shrine where we observed a wedding taking place. It was very interesting and quite a solemn occasion.

Yokohama at night from our balcony.

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