We spent one day hiking around Kamakura during our last autumn trip to Tokyo. Kamakura is a very pretty city that is easily accessible from Tokyo by train. It has lots of temples and shrines, old shopping streets lined with souvenir shops and food stalls, and is great for a day-trip.
I love going to Kamakura, especially during the sakura season, as the city is exceptionally beautiful during that time. It is a wonderful feeling to be walking along Wakamiya-Oji, underneath gorgeous sakura trees lining the street, during springtime.
On the day that we were in Kamakura, the shopping streets and popular temples were crowded with school-going children on school excusions. From the Kamakura train station, we walked along the main shopping street, Komachi-dori, to get to the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine.
I don’t usually take photos of people but I couldn’t resist snapping photos of these bubbly, fresh-faced kids strolling along Komachi-dori, looking so kawaii in their blue and yellow caps. The weather was really good that day for taking photos. Blue skies. Soft sunlight. Clear air.
How is it that even kids that young look so fashionable and chic in their casual clothes…?