The 9 Best Must-Buy Souvenirs in Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura is known as a historical city in Kanto region of Japan. Numerous visitors flock to visit the famous sightseeing spots such as remnants of temples and shrines. However, a Kamakura journey is incomplete without purchasing the local famous goods. Don’t want to miss any of them? Let’s take a look at the best 9 Kamakura souvenirs.


1. Hato Sable

1. Hato Sable
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Don’t miss the most famous cookies of Kamakura. The brand has a long history since Meji period of Japan.

Hato in Japanese means pigeon. The pigeon-shaped cookies look so lovely. It tastes excellent in rich and sweet flavor. Highly recommend it with a cup of Japanese green tea. The typical and traditional cookies from Kamakura will definitely remind your journey of the historical town.

■Information
Product name: Hato Sable
Shop name: Toshimaya Honten
Address: 2-11-19, Komachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Price: 972 yen (10 pieces)

2. Kobatomameraku

2. Kobatomameraku
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If you like the above “hato sabure” cookies, don’t forget to put another excellent product called “Kobatomameraku” into your shopping cart in the same shop.

“Kobatomameraku” is a traditional Japanese sweet. The pigeon shape just looks too cute and you might not want to bite it. Besides, the packing and wrapping paper are so beautiful. Give this souvenir to your beloved friends and they will definitely show you a cheerful smile and big thanks.

■Information
Product name: Kobatomameraku
Shop name: Toshimaya Honten
Address: 2-11-19, Komachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa

3. Kamakura Custar

3. Kamakura Custar
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Japanese people are very skillful in making sweets which gain lots of compliments. “Kamakura custar” is a sound example.

Have a bite to the mini cake and enjoy the soft and creamy texture. The sweet level is just perfect. What’s more, you hardly feel there is any chemical ingredient added to the sweets. A variety of “kamakura custar” are available. Of course, custard is a must-try. But don’t miss other great flavors, namely chocolate, English tea, green tea, fruit and so on. They all taste excellent.

■Information
Product name: Kamakura Custar
Shop name: Kamakura Newgerman Honten
Address: 636-10, Yukinoka, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Price: 118 yen for Custard flavor, 140 yen for chocolate flavor

4. Hangetsu

4. Hangetsu
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“Hangetsu senbei” (Japanese traditional cracker) is another well-known sweets of Kamakura.

It looks like just ordinary brown cracker. But you will be surprised how delicious it is. A plenty of cream including matcha, red beans, citrus, brown sugar are filled in between two pieces of senbei. Crispy, sweet and creamy. Who can resist such a wonderful snack?

■Information
Product name: Hangetsu
Shop name: Kamakura Goro Honten
Address: 2-9-2, Komachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Price: 617 yen for 6 pieces, 1029 yen for 10 pieces

5. Kurumikko

5. Kurumikko
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“Kurumikko” is just an adorable souvenir. The package is too lovely and will definitely be cherished by your girlfriends or children.

Opening the box, you will find a few hand-made decent cookies made of chestnuts and caramel which taste extraordinarily delicious. It would be wiser for you to get a few more packs because it is such an excellent souvenir.

■Information
Product name: Kurumikko
Shop name: Kamakura Beniya Hachimanguumae Honten
Address: 1-12-4, Yukinoka, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Price: 702 yen for 5 pieces

 
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6. Mamegashi

6. Mamegashi
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“Mamegashi” (bean snack) can represent one of the typical Japanese snacks, especially in Kanagawa. In your Kamakura trip, simply grab a few packs to home for a snack enjoyment.

A wide range of choices is lined in shop. It is not an easy task to choose because every kind of Mamegashi just looks too attractive and tasty. Don’t worry. Feel free to try each taste you like before making a decision. Highly recommend brown sugar and matcha flavor if you like sweet. Wasabi and mayonnaise Mamegashi are also excellent choices.

■Information
Product name: Mamegashi
Shop name: Kamakura Mameya-komachidoori-ten
Address: 1-5-38, Yukinoka, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Price: 216 yen

7. Warabimochi

7. Warabimochi
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“Warabimochi” (bracken-starch dumpling) is a signature traditional sweet in Japan. Despite its long history, people never bore with it and still love the classic sweets.

You might come across to see many warabimochi everywhere in Japan. But don’t miss the warabimochi in Kamakura. Its ingredient, bracken, is freshly made and so it tastes fresher and more chewy from ordinary warabimochi. You can tell the difference once you try!

■Information
Product name: Warabimochi
Shop name: Dankazura Kosuzu
Address: 2-13-4, Komachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Price: 756 yen for 9 pieces; 1080 yen for 14 pieces

8. Jam

8. Jam
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Visit the shop “Romi-Unie Confiture” and select the locally famous jam. The product is only unique to the shop of Kamakura and you cannot find the same taste in anywhere else.

The shop is functioned as a studio and all the jams are freshly made there. Highly recommend caramel and milk flavors. The lovely packing will make your girlfriends love it.

■Information
Product name: Jam
Shop name: Romi-Unie Confiture
Address: 2-15-11, Komachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Price: 864 yen

9. Ham & Sausage

9. Ham & Sausage
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Who says souvenir is limited to sweets? In Kamakura, don’t forget to bring a few packs of excellent ham and sausages from the shop “Altestadt”.

What makes it so special is the high quality. The ham and sausages are made of domestic beef and pork while the original taste is well-preserved without adding artificial flavors or other preservative chemicals. Besides the regular flavors, cheese and seaweed sausages are highly recommended.

■Information
Product name: Ham & Sausage
Shop name: Altestadt
Address: Kurokawa building 1 floor, 3-9-24, Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa
Price: Slice 1134 yen

Enjoy buying Kamakura souvenirs!

Kamakuru souvenirs are too attractive. Aren’t you confused to pick which one? Don’t worry, visit the shops as introduced above. You will definitely enjoy shopping these beautiful souvenirs and then bring the joy to your beloved family and friends.




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