Come join us for a unique Japanese Street Food Tour in Kamakura (鎌倉) as a day trip from Tokyo. Our Kamakura travel guide features some of the most interesting attractions you can visit including the The Great Buddha of Kamakura (鎌倉大仏, Kamakura Daibutsu), Hasedera Temple (長谷寺) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (鶴岡八幡宮).
The following is a list of all of the Kamakura Street Food items we tried on Komachi Street:
1) Strawberry Custard Mochi (Daifuku いちご大福) – 300 Yen
2) Omelette with Whitebait (釜揚げ)しらす). – 250 Yen
3) Apple Cinnamon Taiyaki (鯛焼き) – 350 Yen
4) Warabimochi (蕨餅) – 250 Yen
5) Black Sesame Soy Milk Ice Cream (黒ゴマのアイスクリーム) – 380 Yen
6) Cheese Korokke (コロッケ) – 180 Yen
7) Matcha and Sweet Potato Soft Serve Ice Cream (抹茶アイスクリーム) – 350 Yen
If you have any suggestions, in terms of things to do and foods worth trying, for those visiting Kamakura on a day trip from Tokyo please let us know in the comments below.
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Unique Japanese Street Food tour in Kamakura (鎌倉) + Travel Guide | Tokyo Day Trip Video Transcript:
It is time for another day trip. Today we have left Tokyo behind and come to Kamakura (鎌倉). Which is a coastal town about 1 hour south of Tokyo. We hoped on the Shonan-Shinjuku line (湘南新宿ライン) and paid 920 Yen to get here. Also this place is known as the Kyoto of the East because you have a whole bunch of temples to visit. So our plan today is to temple hop and also enjoy lots of street food.
We are currently walking down Komachi Street and this is the place to enjoy street food. However it is still a little bit early in the day. It is just past 10 am and a lot of the shops are just opening up and setting up there food stalls.
So our plan of action is to go visit the temple (Hasedera Temple – 長谷寺) at the end of this street and then we’ll come back with an even bigger appetite and enjoy some street food here in Kamakura (鎌倉).
We didn’t waste a single minute after visiting the temple. We just hustled back to where we were earlier. The street that is just lined with street food stands.
So I found something that I’ve been wanting to try. Since we arrived in Japan this is a mochi ball stuffed with custard (いちご大福). With a strawberry on top.
Sam was certainly a bit more adventurous with his choice. Yeah, when I say this little omelette with mini fish (whitebait – 釜揚げ)しらす) I’m like I’ve got to try this. This is one of the most visually interesting pieces of Japanese street food I’ve ever seen. Yeah, and this was 250 Yen.
It is ice cream time. It is ice cream time. I’ve been waiting to try some unique flavors. Yes. This is about as unique as it gets. Black sesame with soy milk (黒ゴマのアイスクリーム). Yes. And they’ve even put sesame sprinkles all over it. Yes. This place specializes in all things sesame.
We’ve been trying to figure out what kind of souvenirs we’re going to get from Japan. And we haven’t bought anything. Chopsticks. Wooden spoons.
We had our food and we are now on our way to go see the Great Buddha (鎌倉大仏 – Kamakura Daibutsu). So basically we walked back to the train station. Kamakura station and we got on the Enoshima line and it was three stops over to Hasey.
Our last temple. We are currently visiting Hasedera Temple (長谷寺). And we paid 300 Yen per person. Also because it is June and hydrangeas are in bloom they gave us this special ticket. It is a numbered ticket. So basically I guess you line up and you can walk along the path and enjoy the beautiful flowers in bloom.
It has been a long day. Well well we are heading home. It was a long day. Mostly because of the heat but we saw some really cool temples. We ate some delicious street food. And yeah now we are going back to Tokyo. But if you are looking for a fun day trip Kamakura (鎌倉) is certainly worth it.
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