I was in Japan in 1967--I expect things have changed a lot. I remember liking Kamakura, which was a quiet seaside town, sandy streets, modest wooden buildings, people taking a holiday, fishermen mending their nets, besides the Daibutsu. There was a more or less defunct temple on the outskirts of town, Suizenji, I think was the name--took a longish bus ride and a bit of a hike to get there. Had a subtle and profound effect on me. Around dusk, found a little place, like a luncheonette, on the beach, nothing around it but small upturned fishing boats--had a piece of fresh halibut that I can remember clearly. I wouldn't venture a guess about what the place is like almost 40 years later.