These Breakfast Restaurants in Japan Are Worth Waking Up Early For
Start the day with a Japanese-style breakfast!
Umiyado Shokudo Good Morning Zaimokuza
6-5-19 Zaimokuza, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m then 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On weekends and holidays, they are also open from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
How to get there: Take the JR Line or Enoshima Electric Railway to Kamakura Station, from the east exit take the bus for Zushi Station through Kotsubo for 10 minutes, and take a 2-minute walk from the Zaimokuza bus stop.
Umiyado Shokudo Good Morning Zaimokuza is a seaside restaurant and inn where you can enjoy your breakfast on a terrace with a refreshing view of Zaimokuza Beach. Many of the restaurant’s customers are local surfers and joggers who want to enjoy a meal before or after exercising.
If you’re not too comfortable sitting outdoors, their spacious interiors offer a view of the kitchen staff preparing your meal from the open kitchen.
Try their Umiyado Shokudo Good Morning Zaimokuza Breakfast Set Meal (¥900), which is a portion of their fish of the day served with a homemade tamagoyaki (or Japanese omelette). The restaurant also serves grilled fish daily.
Don’t forget to greet the store’s quiet and friendly mascot, Hime-chan!
22-3 Sakanoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except for Thursday and Fridays Breakfast is served only until 11 a.m.
How to get there: It’s a 7-minute walk from Hase Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway.
For a hole-in-the-wall type of establishment, Fukubiyori Café certainly doesn’t look like it is more than 70-years-old, but it is.
Located in a quiet neighborhood along the narrow alleys of Sakanoshita District, the café is situated in a renovated Japanese-style bungalow, which gives it the atmosphere of visiting an old friend’s house.
The cozy café’s walls are lined with the staff’s favorite ingredients, including fermented food and spices.
For breakfast, try their Lucky Plate (¥ 1000), which has two varieties of onigiri or rice balls. The meal is served with seasonal vegetables and miso soup. Their coffee (¥580) is also a must-try: It’s made with aged beans and brewed using a Nel drip.
The café also has terrace seats, so you’re free to bring your dog! You can also meet the shop’s mascot, a French bulldog named Jojo-tencho(manager).
1-13-15 Komachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily except Wednesdays
How to get there: It’s a 3-minute walk from the east exit of the Kamakura Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway or JR Line.
Choushokuya COBAKABA celebrated its 10th anniversary in October 2017. It’s known as a breakfast specialty restaurant that livens up the mornings of Kamakura residents and visitors alike.
The restaurant is very particular about the ingredients that their menu is prepared with--everything is nutritious and fresh. They take pride in the quality of their vegetables, eggs, and even their original miso soup.
Facing Wakamiya Odori, the restaurant’s blackboard message greets everyone with a “Good morning, Kamakura.”
A must-try item is their Jikasei Bacon to Medamayaki Teishoku (¥980), which is a homemade bacon and sunny side up meal. It’s a seasonal menu item with limited stock. They also serve a kenchin-shiru, a Japanese tofu and vegetable chowder comprised of miso soup with radish, leeks, and five other vegetables.
The restaurant is a pay-when-you-order, self-service style place.
COBAKABA is best to eat at during breakfast time, because they aren’t as crowded with customers. The restaurant offers views of greenery and of the beach, so visit them to enjoy a refreshing and relaxed breakfast.
Provided Japan Walker™, Walker Plus™, and Yokohama Walker™ (13 April 2018)