8月 5, 2017
The 10 Best Places to Eat in Kamakura, Japan
Kamakura is known for local Kamakura vegetables and fresh whitebaits from Koshigoe Fishing Port. Snacks you can grab for sightseeing such as Inari sushi and croquettes are also popular among tourists. Kamakura also offers a large variety of beverages such as craft beer and cider. Here are the list of local food from Kamakura.
1. Teuchi Kamaage Udon Kamakura Miyoshi
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Kenchinjiru is one of traditional dishes at Kamakura. It’s a soup made with vegetables such as radish, carrots, Tofu and Konjac. It is called Kenchinjiru as it was said to be cooked as a part of Buddhist vegetarian cuisine for monks at Kenchoji.
“Teuchi Kamaage Udon Kamakura Miyoshi” was listed on Michelin Bib Gourmand 2015. You can have local Kamakura food such as Kenchinjiru Udon (JPY1050), tempura using local Kamakura vegetables, Shirasu don.
Name: Teuchi Kamaage Udon Kamakura Miyoshi
Address: Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Yukinoshita, 1-5-38 Komorebi Rokukgan 1F
Access: 5 min walk from JR Yokosuka Line Kamakura Station
Map: Map to Teuchi Kamaage Udon Kamakura Miyoshi
2. Brasserie Yukinoshita
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“Enoshima Kamakura Cider” is a fizzy drink containing 5% of Sicilian lemon juice. Note that “cider” in Japan refers to a fizzy soft drink rather than fruit based alcoholic drink called cider in Western countries.
The bottle of this drink has a cute package of local Kamakura and Enoshima pictures. You can try this drink at “Brasserie Yukinoshita” (JPY550).
Salad using local vegetables and freshly boiled whitebaits from Koshigoe Fishing Port are on the menu. Enjoy dishes using local ingredients as well as nice drinks.
Name: Brasserie Yukinoshita
Address: Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Komachi, 2-7-27 Komachi Plaza 2F
Map: map to Brasserie Yukinoshita
3. Shitateya Komachi Dori Kamakuraten
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”Kamakura Beer” is local craft beer varying from light flavour to dark. Especially “Brown Ale” won the award at “World Beer Award 2011”. You can enjoy Kamakura Beer with Kamakura speciality white baits at “Shitateya Komachi Dori Kamakuraten”
Altbier “Moon” and Pale Ale “Star” are served at JPY756. We recommend to have them with “Shirasu zukushi gozen” (JPY1500) which comes with full of white baits on rice bowl. You can enjoy local Kamakura tastes at this place.
Name: Shitateya Komachi Dori Kamakuraten
Address: Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Komachi, 1-6-15 SCENE Kamakura Komachi Building 2F
Access: 1 min walk from Kamakura Station
Map: Map to Shitateya Komachi Dori Kamakuraten
4. Ofunaken Sandwich
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”Ofunaken Sandwich” is the first sandwich sold at train stations in Japan in 1899. It’s a simple style sandwich with cheese and ham. Ham is made locally in Kamakura. There are many people who love this simple but tasty sandwich.
You can buy at 3 locations at JR Kamakura station including a souvenir shop next to the East Gate. You may want to get one for a short train ride. You can also get one at other stations in the capital area including Yokohama Station and Tokyo Station. This is good for anyone!
Sold at JR stations
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“Nakanosaka” located near the West Exit of Kamakura station has been serving seafood dishes over 30 years. They offer dishes using fresh seafood from Sagami Bay and local octopus from Kamakura.
One of the popular dish is “Aji Okonomi Teishoku”, a set menu serving sashimi and fries of horse mackerel. It comes with a small side dish.
Other popular dishes are Kawahagi Set with sashimi, cooked and fried thread-sail filefish and Nakanosaka Teishoku with prawn fries. Try local horse mackerel from Kamakura.
Address: Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Onarimachi 11-37
Access: 2 min walk from Kamakura Station
Map: Map to Nakanosaka
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6. Kamakura Kamameshi Kamakama honten
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White bait is a local speciality of Kamakura. At “Kamakura Kamameshi Kamakama honten”, you can have a full of white baits fished in the morning. It is directly shipped from the fishing port on the day and you can even have raw ones in the limited season.
The most recommended dishes are “Nama Shirasu Kamameshi” with a large portion of white baits on rice and “Shirasu 3 colour Kamameshi” with white bait, sea urchin and salmon roe.
You can choose either raw or boiled white baits for “Shirasu 3 colour Kamameshi”. There are many other dishes with white baits. If you want to try fresh white baits, this is the place for you.
Name: Kamakura Kamameshi Kamakama honten
Address: Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Komachi 2-11-8
Access: 3 min walk from Kamakura Station
Map: Map to Kamakura Kamameshi Kamakama honten
7. Kamakura Kinema Do
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“Kamakura Kinema Do” is a bookshop café where you can find many books about movie stars from Showa period. Here you can have donburi with white baits or toast with white baits.
“Nama shirasu don (JPY980)” with raw white baits, “Kinema don (JPY900)” with boiled white baits, scrambled egg and minced beef and “Kamakura shirasu toast (JPY750) are dishes which you can taste Kamakura flavours. You can also buy goods related to classic movies at this place.
Name: Kamakura Kinemado
Address: Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Komachi 2-11-11
Access: 3 min walk from Kamakura Station
Map: Map to Kamakura Kinemado
8. Hannari Inari
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“Hannari Inari” is close to Kamakura station and has a shop on the 1st floor and café space at the 2nd floor. Here you can try Inari sushi with white baits.
Usually Inari sushi is rice stuffed in tofu skin. Howerver at this place, ingredients are wrapped with tofu skin like a maki.
For take away, inari is the main thing on the menu but at the café space, you can also order donburi and other dishes. The popular dishes are “Hannari Inari” and “White baits Omlette stick”. Try this unique Inari which you would not find anywhere else.
Name: Hannari Inari
Address: Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Komachi 2-9-7
Access: 3 min walk from Kamakura Station
Map: Map to Hannari Inari
9. Surugaya Honpo Kamakura Croquettes Kamakuraeki Honten
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“Kamakura Croquettes” is a local speciality well-known among Japanese tourists as it was often featured on the media. It’s a rather small size croquette but you would enjoy sweetness of potato when you have a bite.
You can buy this “Kamakura Croquette” at “Surugaya Honpo Kamakura Croquettes Kamakuraeki Honten” which is located inside of Enoden Kamakura Station.
They also sell other types of croquettes such as whitebait croquettes and chocolate croquettes besides “Kamakura Croquette”. You can grab one for sightseeing.
Name: Surugaya Honpo Kamakura Croquettes Kamakuraeki Honten
Address: Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Onarimachi 1-15 Kotonoichi Kamakura
Access: Inside Enoden Kamakura Station
Map: Map to Surugaya Honpo Kamakura Croquettes Kamakuraeki Honten
10. Imoyoshikan Komachidori ten
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There are many different snacks and sweets you can grab on Komachi Dori in Kamakura. “Purple sweet potato soft ice (JPY350)” and “Purple sweet potato croquette” at “Imoyoshikan Komachidoriten” are one of the most popular snacks on the street.
Rare purple sweet potatoes are used and give soft sweetness.
“Ajisai softice” which tries to imitate hydrangea, a symbolic flower of kamakura, using purple sweet potato and green tea. How about having tasty soft ice while you enjoy sightseeing through beautiful Kamakura?
Name: Imoyoshikan Komachidoriten
Address: Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Komachi 2-8-4
Access: 5min walk from Kamakura Station
Map: Map to Imoyoshikan Komachidoriten
Enjoy local food at a beautiful touristic area “Kamakura”
Did you find anything interesting? Kamakura is only 1 hour away from Tokyo and is a popular touristic destination. It has a traditional townscape still and would attract tourists. We listed some of the places in Kamakura but there are plenty more. Find your favourite ones when you go sightseeing. You would probably find one you like!