Aside from the shrines and temples we visited here, Kamakura was a great place for wandering and photographing, and soaking up the Japanese way of life. The city is big enough to have lots to do and see, and to find rooms, order meals, and get around if you don’t speak Japanese. But in contrast to the overwhelming big-city-ness of Tokyo, it’s also small enough to get a handle on. You can easily walk from one end of town to the other, and this was a great way to experience the city.
Kamakura was a favorite stop in one of my favorite trips, and it’s on the short list for more exploration when we return.