Date & Time: Sunday, December 23, 9:00 am − 3:30 pm.
Places Visited: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hasedera Temple, Kotokuin Temple, Enoshima
Visitors: A Malaysian Family
Attendants: 2 KSGG members
Loong, the father of the family we guided, had asked if I had WhatsApp, WeChat or LINE. I decided on LINE, which proved very useful. I found them easily at Kamakura Station having seen pictures of them on LINE the day before. When they hesitated at my recommendations for lunch, I asked them what they really wanted to eat. Loong showed me a picture of Tonkotsu Ramen (noodles in pork bone soup) on his smartphone. The father is clearly the person in the family who takes the lead, and I was impressed by how close they all seemed to be. It was a pity that we did not have the opportunity to admire the beautiful scenery of Kamakura, as it rained all day long. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant enough tour thanks to the lively and spirited father. I was tired but satisfied.