Trip to Kamakura
An entirely cultural experience--that is how I would describe our trip to Kamakura last Friday, March 20, 2015. And just like any other journey, it was best enjoyed with friends.
At 7 in the morning, we met up with the other participants of the trip in front of the first dormitory, and even though it was a little cloudy that day, everyone was positive that we would be having an epic day ahead of us. Everyone was hyped up and excited to see the different things that were waiting for us. In the bus, everyone was also very participative in the activities and introductions organized for us by the Student Exchange Division, and we were all in high spirits when we reached our destination.
For every single spot that we had to visit, the staff explained to us the importance and stories behind the location. This was one thing that would not have been possible if we just went there by ourselves. We learned a lot that day whilst enjoying ourselves with the magnificent views and grandiose of the Japanese architecture and the richness of its culture.
Come lunchtime, we went somewhere near the sea, and even though we only had a little time, we all made the most of the view of the shore. The food was, to say the least, superbly exquisite, and it was so great to have had the pleasure of dining with such wonderful people. We then rushed to the sea and strolled along the shore and then went to the next location.
For the finale, we went to the famous Daibutsu, or the Giant Buddha. We even saw the giant straw slippers that some schoolchildren made for the Daibutsu. It was a very enriching and enlightening experience, and spending a day with friends and meeting new people made it even more enjoyable.