Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination close to Tokyo. And, I am sure most of you must have heard about the Kamakura Daibutsu or the huge statue of Amida Buddha. It has a number of other sightseeing spots and historic temple.
But how many of you are aware that the “Kominka” restaurants and cafes are fun to visit too. Recent popularity of retro and vintage has led to the preseration and/or renovation of traditional Japanese “kominka” (old house) into stylish restaurants, cafes, etc.
Address: 1-1 Sakanoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Phone: +81 467 22 8680
Open: Lunch,12:00 - 15:00 hrs; Dinner, 17:30 - 21:00 hrs.
Close: Tuesdays. Only lunch time will be open Mondays.
Note: Closed on 3rd Monday and Tuesday of each month.
Photo：http://blog.livedoor.jp/Sorafune is a 10-year-old, one-story macrobiotic restaurant located within 10 minutes walking distance from Kamakura Station. Serving Japanese home cooked cuisine using fresh organic vegetables it is indeed, very unique and healthy. Don’t miss their yummy sweets as well.
Address: 2-2-2 Oomachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa.
Phone: +81 467 38 4085
Open: 10:30 - 17:30 hrs.
Note: Closed On Wednesdays and on an irregular basis in May.
Address: 1-14-26 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Phone: +81 467 24 3007
Open: Lunch, 11:30 - 15:30 hrs [Last Order at 14:00 hrs]; Dinner, 18:00 - 21:00 hrs.
Note: Closed on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, every month.
Address: 377-2 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Phone: +81 467 50 0221
Open: 11:30 - 17:30 hrs.
Note: Closed on Thursdays and Fridays
Address: 917 Tokiwa, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Open: 10:30 hrs until sunset.
Note: Closed irregularly depending on weather conditions (esp. closed on rainy days).
Website (in Japanese): http://itsuki-garden.com/index.html
There are a lot more than just famous temples and historic monuments. These Japanese retro-chic cafes give you a unique dining experience on your trip to Kamakura.