Kamakura Day 2d: The streets of Kamakura

We decided two temples would be enough for the day, so we visited the quaint little shops in this ancient town.

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Plastic ninja ornaments!

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This is a tiny little shop that sells all things cat.

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Who can resist not buying something to take home from here, right?

Whenever we purchased any souvenir, no matter how small, the shopkeeper will thoughtfully pack the same number of little paper bags so that each gift will have its own paper bag. Then, all the gifts and bags are all put into a larger paper bag. I thought this was really nice – so that we would have a bag with each gift when we give them away. Such little things do matter and makes the shopping experience so much more meaningful.

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Savouring freshly made local food.

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A touch of old.

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In this ancient city of temples, the manhole covers have a lotus in each of them.

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Except for the toilets at the parks, the toilets in all other areas are exceptionally clean. There is even piped-in music in the toilets.

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The ladies toilet has this child seat.

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It’s for placing one’s child in, for safety.

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Everywhere we go, dogs go for walks on leashes and are so well loved and respected. Strangers would ask for permission to pat another person’s dog.

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This is another temple of the Nichiren sect.

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It’s time to take the train back to Tokyo.

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We stopped by this pet supply store.

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Wouldn’t the cats love these beds!!

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Dog grooming area.

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Spring flowers abound!

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Back in Ueno, the party continues.

This is Sunday night and the Sakura picnic/parties are still on!

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