Kamakura is awesome. It is a town with a long, complex history that includes being a seat of power in Japan during the Kamakura period, c1200-1333. There are many temples throughout but for the casual tourist, there's definitely a set path to see the highlights. The reason I mention this is one time I followed a guidebook in Kita-Kamakura to see the important Shinto shrines and…well, it wasn't that big of a highlight to me.
|Making noodles! (SMS)|
|Family Portrait in front of the sake barrels. (SMS)|
|The lovely bride and groom at a wedding! (SMS)|
|The classic Kamakura picture! (SMS)|
|I'm hiding in the bamboo! Can you see me?|
After that, we headed back to Yokosuka. I thought we were going to rest at home for a bit, but Linda and Rip were holding strong. We went to the Mercure hotel where there's a great happy hour from 1730-1830 on the 19th floor restaurant. Everything on their happy hours menu is Y300 and that includes wine, beer, sparkling wine, basic mixed drinks and several tapas. Sagoy!
After drinks, we headed to Hananoya, a favorite Yokosuka restaurant for SMS and I. It is an incredibly delicious French restaurant. Linda and I had green salads, which were tasty and although we waited awhile for our main course, it was worth it! Linda and I had amazing lamb chops, SMS had Beef Bourgnone and Rip had duck. All of the dishes were amazing and what really set the dishes apart were the incredible reductions that were served to accompany the meat. Delicious!
After that dinner, we were ready for bed! We took a cab back to the house and crashed. We had to rest up because the next day, we were on the move!
All photos in this post by SMS!