Known for its temples and shrines, the Japanese city of Kamakura is about an hour's train ride from Tokyo. One of the highlights there is the Hase-dera Temple, which dates from the 8th century.
It's best known for its huge wooden statue of the Buddhist figure Kannon, one of the largest in the country. The statue depicts the figure with nine heads, to indicate different stages of enlightenment, is just over 9 meters high and covered in gold paint.
In the temple grounds are hundreds of small statues, many decades old, placed there to remember a lost child. The temple grounds have great views over nearby Yuigahama.