A month ago, I visited Kamakura’s less known and therefore less touristy location called Asahina pass – an ancient part of the road between Kamakura and Yokohama that was built back in 13th century. It cuts through the dense forest that is absolutely breathtaking. It has ancient trees, waterfalls and steep sandy hills with natural caves in them. You can feel the history of that place in every rock. Samurai used to travel that road on their way to the capital, sometimes washing their bloody swords in the nearby river that got it’s name for that “Tachiarai gawa – sword washing river”.