Walking back through Kamakura, we ducked down a back street to see what was on the parallel roads. We came to a street that had a really attractive tree lined boulevard feel to it. At the end of the boulevard, there appeared to be a big arch so we headed up to take a look. It turned out to be the entrance to a quite large temple. This wasn’t something we had planned on so we weren’t going to spend a lot of time there but it would have been churlish to ignore it!
There were lots of visitors to the temple so it seemed a bit odd to have just stumbled across the place. There were ponds to one side with large numbers of lily pads, the leaves of which people seemed to have taken to throwing coins on to. The main temple was up a large flight of stairs. We had other things to do so skipped the trip up there and in no way was this as a result of the excessive heat of the day and the way it looked like it would make us even hotter!