May 2, 2017
The 10 Best Places to Eat in Kanagawa, Japan
Besides Tokyo and Osaka, Kanagawa prefecture is also renowned for its gourmet paradise in Japan. From Haneko, Yokohama to Kamakura, you can savor a wide range of signature dishes. Wanna know more? Let’s take a look in the best 10 recommended dining places in Kanawaga.
1. Yokosuka Kaigun Curry Kan
Japanese curry can absolutely represent one of the excellent cuisines in Japan. In the origin of Japanese curry, Yokosuka in Kanagawa, many curry restaurants skillfully create special tasty curry by the traditional curry recipe of navy school during Meji era.
Visit “Yokosuka Kaigun(Navy) Curry Kan”. Besides the most popular “Perry curry, there are in total 20 curry menus available. Come to enjoy the curry experience in Yokosuka!
Shop name: Yokosuka Kaigun Curry Kan
Address: Midorigaoka 29, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa
Open every day
Access: 12-minute walk from Cyuou station
Map: Map to Yokosuka Kaigun Curry Kan
2. Mecure Hotel Yokosuka Shanzerize
Who can resist the temptation of Japanese cakes? They always look so dainty and tastes creamy, soft, not too sweet but perfect. In Yokosuka, cherry cheese cake is recently getting more popular. If you love dessert, the cherry cheese cake will definitely not make you disappointed.
Head to “Mecure Hotel Shanzerize” and try their delicious cherry cheese cake. The cake is exclusively made of Hokkaido cream cheese and cherry sauce. Sweet and slightly sour flavors are just in harmony!
Shop Name: Mecure Hotel Yokosuka Shanzerize
Address: 3‐27, Honcho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa
Access: A few walks from Shioiri station
Map: Map to Mecure Hotel Yokosuka Shanzerize
3. Hakone Gindofu
Tofu is a traditional food that most Japanese people love. It is not only healthy but can be an ingredient of many tasty dishes.
Come to “Hakone Gindofu” and enjoy their famous “shakuri tofu”. The Long history shop still keeps its traditional skills of tofu-making. All the tofus are freshly produced every early morning. To try their tofu, you need some efforts and luck because their tofu is always sold out soon before noon. So don’t forget to come earlier or else you will lose the chance to try this delicious tofu.
Shop name: Hakone Gindofu
Address: 1300‐261, Gora, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Closed on Thursday
Access: 2-minute walk from Gora station
Map: Map to Hakone Gindofu
4. Honey Bee
Wanna try an authentic American burger? You don’t really have to go America. Yokosuka is a great place for burger fans! Their burgers are made by traditional recipe provided by the U.S. navy.
Come to “Honey Bee” and enjoy their “Yokosuka Navy Burger”. The name sounds powerful enough! The steak is extra thick and tastes so rich. Enjoy the extraordinarily burger luxury.
Shop Name: Honey Bee
Address: 2-1, Honcho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa
Access: 5-minute walk from Shioiri station
5. Bakery & Table Hakone
Hakone is renowned for its excellent bakery quality due to its history since Meji era. Nowadays, many great bakery shops are around Hakone. Come to “Bakery & Table Hakone”. All the bread rolls, pastry or danish taste excellent because they are freshly-made by tradition skills.
What’s more, “Bakery & Table Hakone” is an ideal place for you to relax and enjoy the magnificent view of nature outside. Or have a take-away meal, stroll down the beautiful lake “Ashinoko Kae” nearby. Enjoy the nature while savoring the yummy bread.
Shop Name: Bakery & Table Hakone
Address: Motohakone9‐1, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Open every day
Access: A few walks from Motohakone-kou bus stop
Map: Map to Bakery & Table Hakone
6. Douhatsu Shinkan
Yokohama is known for its famous landmark, China town. Japanese people are very clever to add extra ideas into Chinese gourmet to enhance its temptation. Pork bun is one of the samples.
Visit “Douhatsu Shinkan” in Yokohama. They have excellent pork bun which is freshly made and steamed. Don’t be surprised a long queue is always outside there. Just go ahead to line up. You will soon be able to get one because the shop’s supply is always refilled quickly! Feel free to have a seat in the shop as well.
Shop name: Douhatsu Shinkan
Address: 164 banchi, Yamashitacho, Naka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Access: 2-minute walk from Motomachi Cyukagai station
Map: Map to Douhatsu Shinkan
7. Enoshima Kamakura Cider
In Kamakura, when strolling around the sightseeing spots, you might want a fresh drink to quench your thirst. Some coke or juice? No, pick “Enoshima Kamakura Cider” there.
You can easily find this locally distinctive drink in most of the souvenir shops or restaurants. The bottle design is super cute with “Kama Kyara Bakufu” characters printed on it. Just at a cheap price, you can get a full enjoyment of fresh and tasty cider drink exclusively from Kamakura, isn’t it great?
Name: Enoshima Kamakura Cider
Kanagawa benefits from its geographical location so it has fresh and excellent seafood supply. Come to “Enoshima-koya” and enjoy the famous “kamaage-shirasu don”.
A plenty of freshly cooked whitebait are topped on steamed rice and taste excellent. Your journey in Kanagawa would be incomplete without trying this local signature dishes!
Shop name: Enoshima-koya
Address: 2-20-12, Katase Kaigan, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa
Closed on the first Tuesday and the first Wednesday
Access: 3-minute walk from Kataseenoshima subway station
Map: Map to Enoshima-koya
With the few thousand history and unspoiled nature, “Owakudani” is absolutely one of your great choices when visiting Hakone. From there, you can try the famous “kuro-tamago” (boiled egg in black color).
“Kuro-tamakgo” is exclusively boiled by the local natural hot spring water which let you have a special aroma and flavor. The black color is also another outstanding feature. Don’t hesitate to get one “kuro-tamago” because the egg is also regarded as a lucky charm in Hakone.
Shop name: Owakudani-Kurotamago-kan
Address: 1251, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Access: 1-minute walk from Owakudani station
Map: Map to Owakudani-Kurotamago-kan
10. Kiyoken Yokohama station Chuo-ten
Before boarding to a train, aren’t you looking forward to the delicious bento (a packed lunch/dinner)? There are always numerous choices of bento displayed in shops. In Yokohama, you don’t even bother to choose because the best option is absolutely the shumai bento (steamed meat dumpling box) from “Kiyoken”.
For some Japanese, the shumai bento is not just an ordinary lunch box, but is considered as a souvenir for letting their family at home to enjoy! Shumai bento is very eye-catching among the shops in railway station. Go to get one and enjoy it in your train journey.
Shop name: Kiyoken Yokohamaeki-chuouten
Address: (Touzaiziyuutsuuro, JR Yokohama-eki) 2-16, Takashima, Nishi-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Access: 1-minute walk from Yokohama station
Let’s Eat Delicious Local Foods in Kanagawa!
After reading these delicacy recommendations about Kanagawa, you can’t wait to go to try them, right? Enjoy the cuisines, beautiful places and anything in Kanagawa. Have fun & good luck!