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Japan, 〒248-0016 Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Hase, 3 Chome−10−22
Just a five minute train ride from the center of Kamakura is the Daibutsu, a giant Buddhist statue. This bronze statue was created 761 years ago. My husband's grandfather has photos of himself with the Daibutsu from 1945 when he was stationed...
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Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0006, Japan
When I first moved to Japan, I met many fellow foreigners who collected everything – paintings, dolls, kimonos, obies, chopsticks, to name just a few. To avoid amassing knickknacks destined to be dust-bunny magnets, a friend and I devised a...
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Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture 248-0006, Japan
Let’s face it. Eating in Japan is an adventure. You take a bite of a little cake thinking you’re biting into a cute Buddha-shaped caked stuffed with chocolate only to find sugary sweet bean paste instead. What I love about this shop is that you...
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1520-1 Yamanouchi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken 247-0062, Japan
A cozy spot to stop for a cake set or lunch. After you visit Engaku-ji walk away from the station toward Kencho-ji. You'll see Binya's across the street just before you reach Kencho-ji, which is my favorite temple in all of Kamakura. I went for...
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Japan, 〒248-0005 Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Yukinoshita, 1 Chome−5−34
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If you need a break from traditional Japanese food or just to rest your feet after walking around Kamakura all day, relax in one of the many cafes (a few new ones popped up this past summer!) along and off of the side streets of Komachi-Dori. I...
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Japan, 〒248-0005 Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Yukinoshita, 1 Chome−5−38 こもれび禄岸2番館1F
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We are definitely coming back-- words we said throughout our meal at this cozy bistro tucked down a side street in the heart of Kamakura. He ordered the prefix and I ordered the mixed salad, roasted rosemary potatoes, and a margarita pizza,...