So today I spent about twice my daily budget, but it was well worth it. I met up with a group of exchange students at Kamakura, a town south of Tokyo that sits on the coast. It’s known for having the largest outdoor Buddha in Japan. It was indeed quite a large Buddha. We also ate at a Noodle place and made a trip to the beach! Soooo refreshing after nothing but Tokyo’s endless metropolis. I’ve neglected posting photos on facebook for a long time so I think I will do that tonight.
I’ve also more or less resolved to not bother with traveling to Kyoto. Largely because I really don’t want to travel to Kyoto. I was only planning to go because I felt compelled to see more of Japan. But instead I think I’m just going to spend the same money and go on about 4 day trips within local train reach of Tokyo. There’s enough to see up here without going to the other majorly touristy city.