A Day in Kamakura with Fireworks

Visiting Hachimangu Shrine, Great Buddha and Enoshima

By George Popescu    - 1 min read

In the summer there's many fireworks events in Japan and one of the most famous ones is in Kamakura, about one hour south of Tokyo by train. I enjoyed walking around for the whole day and visiting Hachimangu Shrine as well as the Great Buddha statue and a quick look at Enoshima Island. I set up my blue tarp on the beach early to make sure I have a space to watch the fireworks in the evening, as the beach will be full of people well before the 7 p.m. starting time of the fireworks. 

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George Popescu

George Popescu @george.popescu

I was born in Bucharest, Romania and after a brief stay in London, England I settled and lived in Toronto, Canada for 20 years. I moved to Tokyo in late 2013 and have lived here ever since. I enjoy exploring the city with my camera as well as going to many special events that Tokyo has to offer every year. There are so many incredible things and places to see in this country and they all need to be enjoyed and documented as well as shared with the world.