2 Reasons Why You Should Go To Kamakura: Daibutsu & Yuigahama Beach
Kamakura is a city just outside of Tokyo and can be easily reached by train. Aside from having a fantastic beach with bars, it also has the famous Daibutsu Buddha statue which shouldn't be missed.
After a short visit to the Daibutsu (Amida) Buddha at the Kotoku-in Temple I went to the beach in the south-westend of Tokyo which is popular with the youth of Tokyo.
I purchased some Soft ice-cream on my way to the beach. Popular flavours in Japan are sweet potato and green tea.
Yuigahama beach houses many beach clubs and beach parties during the Summer. One of the best spots is the AVEX Beach Paradise Club.
The weather was gorgeous, a nice warm breeze and warm ocean waves made it for a memorable experience.
Although Japan has 120 million inhabitants I keep running into friends in random locations. Today I ran into Mewan on the beach who was part of our crew during the Tokyo DisneySea adventure, its a small world.
Due to some policy changes, Tokyo has a new law now that forbids dancing at certain clubs. I believe due to recent violence and Yakuza related activities so they are trying to cut down on nightclubs and beach clubs.
The AVEX Beach Paradise was a fun spot but really empty for the reason stated above. The girls on stage were awesome but it felt like a private show with the limited amount of people that were present.
Although Kamakura proper is today rather small, it is often described in history books as a former de facto capital of Japan as the seat of the Shogunate and of the Regency during the Kamakura Period.