I loved Kamakura. This small city, located a mere 50 kilometers from Tokyo, had so much to offer. Like other cities in Japan, the streets were so clean that you could eat off them. For those that like greenery, the rolling hills in and around the city were covered by super lush forest. A number of gorgeous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines were nestled within the verdant landscape. To top it off, Kamakura had a lovely beach along Sagami Bay. Surfers flocked to the beach to catch clean lines of waves rolling into the bay. When I visited Kamakura, there must have been over 100 surfers in the water. I had no idea that surfing was so popular in Japan.
If I lived in Japan, Kamakura would be the kind of place I’d want to call home. It was close enough to Tokyo to take advantage of the big city, but far enough away from the metro away to be a completely different world.