A Day in Kamakura

Exploring Kanagawa Prefecture

By Christie Petrakopoulou    - 1 min read

If you’re visiting Tokyo then you need to organize a one-day trip to Kamakura, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s a seaside destination with a lot of of cultural and historical significance, and since it’s only 50 kilometers away from Tokyo it attracts many tourists, especially during the summer. I visited in early December.

One of Kamakura’s highlights is Kotoku-in, a Buddhist temple famous for Daibutsu, or Great Buddha, a 13.3 meters tall bronze statue of Amida Buddha. If the weather permits, I would also highly recommend a walk down to the beach where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. Who knows, if you’re lucky you might get a peek at Mt. Fuji!

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Christie Petrakopoulou

Christie Petrakopoulou @christie.petrakopoulou

Hi! My name is Christie and I’m a journalist/blogger. Originally from Athens, Greece but living in Stockholm, Sweden I’m doing my Masters in Media and Communication Studies at Stockholm University. For one year I’ll be living and traveling around Japan in search of new challenges and experiences. I am a Japan, dance and life enthusiast. I believe in traveling, positive energy and the power of ice-cream. I love telling stories. Stories are not only for children but for adults too! In my world stories can be told with words, photos and videos.  What do I do? I photograph and video shoot as I go. Basically my everyday life could be summed up in an endless series of pictures. I believe that photographs and videos are all about story-telling. Recreating real life inspired stories through my photographs, videos and texts is what inspires me the most and keeps me going.