Looking for safe activities in 2020, the Swiss Club Tokyo discovered hiking. It was a huge success! So much so that we have decided to make spring and autumn hiking a regular thing.
Unsurprisingly, the first spring hike of this year was booked out right away. Most certainly because of where it led us: the gorgeous Kamakura area is brimming with culture, where luscious green hills meet the deep blue ocean just a stone-throw away from Tokyo.
After a stroll through the bustling town, we ascended through thick greenery and soon reached the Mandarado Yagura Caves. Yaguras are man-made caves that were used to perform memorial services between the 13th and the 15th century and the cluster in Kamakura is the biggest one.
Lunch – “finally!”, said the kids. Overlooking the foothills, the town, and the ocean, we rested at the most scenic spot.
With the third state of emergency upon us, we decided to forgo sitting together for a beer but instead passed by an authentic German bakery before ending the official part in the town centre, to make further individual exploration convenient.
Another gorgeous day out with inspiring conversations and a great atmosphere, looking forward to the next one!