Kamakura is an easy day excursion from Tokyo and is pleasant distraction from the hi-tec capital. A relaxed and pretty town that has more than its fair share of temples and shrines – all within easy walking distance of each other. The sound of monks' prayers fill the air, while a small hiking trail takes you past views of Mount Fuji (of course, Mount Fuji is the least visible mountain I have ever come across. Even on a bright, cloudless day, it manages to find a blanket of fog to escape under!).
I have never figured out why the Japanese, who love golf and are fond of cute miniature things, don't play more mini golf. There seems barely a course in in the whole land – except we found one in Yokohama!
Tsukiji Fish Market
Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market is a exhilarating place to watch how this seeming 'den of iniquity' with its labyrinthine alleyways, uneven cobbled floor and gaffer-taped air-conditioning pipes pulses with working life.