This Place Is Japan’s Next Big Coastal Retreat

Consider this seaside resort for your next vacation.

Just south of Tokyo lies
Kamakura, a seaside resort town that’s as known for temples and beaches as it is for good restaurants and interesting marketplaces. Here, we list down several of the coastal retreat’s up-and-coming establishments, which even the locals are excited over.

Umizoi no Kikori Shokudo
Yamanoue Building, 6-4-7 Zaimokuza, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Contact: +81-467-81-4723
Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m for afternoon coffee, and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner (last order is at 9:30 p.m.).

Despite being a relatively new player, locals have already fallen in love with Umizoi no Kikori Shokudo (Zaimokuza, Kamakura City), a restaurant known for their charcoal fire and smoked dishes. They also have a lot of set menu and bowl menu meals made from local ingredients like Kamakura vegetables, Misaki tuna, Shonan shirasu. Another must try: the charcoal baumkuchen.

Bistro Ampersand
2-1-6-1, Omachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Contact: +81-467-38-6393
Open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last order is at 2:30 p.m.) and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (last order is at 9 p.m.) daily except Mondays and second and fourth Tuesdays.

If seafood isn’t your thing, Bistro Ampersand (Omachi, Kamakura City) offers local dishes with a French flair. Enjoy a serving of Kamakura vegetables with cocotte, a small French pot dish. The lunch set, which allows you to choose an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert, is available starting from ¥3,024. 

6-4-1, Zaimokuza, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Contact: +81-467-91-2536
Open from 10 a.m. until sundown daily except Tuesdays.

Find the perfect souvenirs at ANDT KAMAKURA (Zaimokuza, Kamakura City), a Hawaiian luxury-themed store that deals with miscellaneous goods and indoor plants. Look for their handmade plant hanger and earrings purchased from the island itself.

AaH bit
A2, 3-9-26, Zaimokuza, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Contact: +81-46-753-9739
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Wednesdays.

If you love getting sweets as souvenirs, go to AaH bit (Zaimokuza, Kamakura City). The confectionery sells sweets without additives, white sugar, and wheat. Instead of sugar, they use apple honey, which falls low on the Glycemic Index, and doesn’t increase blood glucose levels. Their delicious and healthy sweets are popular among people, including athletes.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (18 October 2017)

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