Here’s How You Can Enjoy Your Mornings in Kamakura, Japan
We got you covered from temple visits to delicious breakfast meals.
Start your day right with a refreshing morning visit to a shrine. Chat with your friends while having a seasonal lunch at a café, and end your fantastic evening by exchanging toasts at a bar where locals frequently gather. In this special feature, we take you to Kamakura and Enoden.
Every 30 seconds from 8 a.m., the bell is struck five times and quietly rings in the morning grounds
Hasedera Temple gets crowded with many worshippers all throughout the four seasons. However, the morning precincts can be quiet except for hydrangea season. The view during the morning from the viewing tower overlooking the sea is quite refreshing.
Hasedera Temple is located at 3-11-2 Hase, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. You may contact them at +81-467-22-6300. They are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. During March to September, they are open until 5 p.m. The admission fee for adults is ¥400. To get there, you can take a 5-minute walk from Enoshima Electric Railway (Enoden Line) Hase Station.
It’s honzon (principal image of Buddha) is Juichimen Kannon (Eleven-faced Kannnon).
The vermilion-lacquered temple gate of Kosokuji Temple.
Kosokuji Temple is called Hana-no-Tera (flower temple) where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of all four seasons whenever you visit. This temple also has Aronia, which is over 200 years old. Take a walk among the lovely flowers in the precincts surrounded by warm morning light.
The main hall is surrounded by vegetation.
Restaurants where you can have breakfast are gradually increasing in number around Kamakura Station. You can enjoy a wide variety of cuisine for breakfast depending on your mood such as Taiwanese morning glory, Japanese set meals, bread, and coffee.
Kosokuji Temple is located at 3-9-7 Hase, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. You may reach them through +81-467-22-2077. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The admission fee for adults is ¥100. The temple is a 6-minute walk from Enoshima Electric Railway (Enoden Line) Hase Station.
Taiwan Kitchen JOJO MARU
At night, it is JOJO's Taiwanese cuisine and nephew's bar time.
Bakute (medical herb soup), Niku Kinoko Gayu (meat mushroom rice gruel) (small) and 3 side dishes ¥950 (tax included).
The shop serving rice gruel in the morning that has been operating in front of the West Exit of the station moved and reopened. Their breakfast is just the same as before with their carefully prepared rice gruel bowls and side dishes set from ¥500 including tax. With their new location, they also open their shop at night.
JOJO ’s smile attracts many local regular customers.
Taiwan Kitchen JOJO MARU is located at 2/F Shangri La Tsuruoka, 1-9-29 Yukinoshita, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. You may contact them at +81-467-22-7899. They are open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily except on Tuesdays and the first and third Wednesdays during breakfast, and Monday and Tuesday for dinner. Taiwan Kitchen JOJO MARU is a 7-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station East Exit.
The restaurant has a wide interior. You can enjoy drinking here in the morning.
Yasuo Fujiwara, the owner, boasts rice cooked in Hagama.
Asakusa Shokudo is a long-established restaurant that has been around since 1924. Early morning operations started back in 2012 when the third-generation restaurant owner was replaced. Locals and farmers from the nearby market “Renbai” love this restaurant and what it can offer from morning to evening.
The breakfast set includes fried eggs (from ¥382).
Asakusa Shokudo is located at 1-4-13 Komachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. You can contact them at +81-467-22-0660. They are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily except on Tuesdays. Asakusa Shokudo is a minute walk from JR Kamakura Station East Exit.
GARDEN HOUSE kamakura
The atelier and garden of manga artist Ryuichi Yokoyama is used as a restaurant.
The inside of the restaurant is surrounded by nature.
This restaurant is surrounded by plants. In here, you can feel the change and transition of the four seasons. Seasonal ingredients are used in their menu with the concept of “handmade seasonal products.” Spend a refreshing morning here on a terrace overlooking the garden.
The GARDEN morning set on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, ¥909 (tax excluded).
GARDEN HOUSE kamakura is located at 15-46 Onarimachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. You may reach them through +81-467-81-5200. They are open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. To get there, you can take a 3-minute walk from JR Kamakura Station West Exit.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Yokohama Walker™ (28 October 2019)