So what is the Ofuna Kannon? It is basically a temple dedicated to peace. The huge statue actually uses stones from the atomic bombings (I hate to link to Wikipedia, but here is more information on the temple). There are various votives and praying spots around the site. Most of the signs have an English translation so you can truly understand what it represents. I was pretty amazed by the entire place.
The temple is located in Ofuna as I mentioned. You can get to Ofuna Station by JR (Keihin-Tohoku line, Yokosuka line, Tokaido line, or Shonan-Shinjuku line). After inspecting a map at the station, we learned it was only five minutes away. That day it felt like the middle of summer. The humidity was practically unbearable (a typhoon was heading our way, I blamed that).
After our little adventure to the temple, we decided to go to a favorite restaurant of ours: Pappa Pasta. This restaurant is located in Konandai, where I used to live. It's been almost a year since I lived there, so we were super excited. Although, it was kind of a round-about way for us to get back home, we could luckily take a bus back to the general area of my apartment. We used to go here about once a month. If you take the Keihin-Tohoku line to Konandai Station, you go out the only exit and turn right. You walk about ten minutes down the main road. You will see a gym (CoCoKara), a Lawson, a 7-11, and a Picasso (small version of Don Quixote). It is on a corner on the right side of the road and looks like a regular old restaurant. But anyway, it is an AWESOME Italian place.
Well, that's all I have for today. Thanks for reading!! Until next time.