We went over to Kamakura to see a bit of autumn and the temples in the area. Kenchoji, the largest Zen temple in the area was beautiful, but Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, a shinto shrine nearby, ruined it all with such a disgusting commercial atmosphere overflowing with tourists and touts. I couldn’t help but be reminded of someone in the past having thrown the money lenders out of a temple somewhere … We saw many nice restaurants and would have liked to have some stew to stave off the cold, but the line for the most interesting place wound down myriad stairs and on down the street. 8(