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Kamakura is among the most popular destinations for day-tripping Tokyoites, who regularly fill up the city’s historic temples and meander through its beautiful shrines on weekends and holidays.

For Hajime Takano, such a trip was his birthday wish when he turned 53 earlier this year. But the prospect of his wish coming true seemed like a long shot.

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