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Just a one-hour train ride south of Tokyo, Kamakura is a coastal city in Kanagawa Prefecture with over 150 temples and shrines. One of the most famous of these is the Kotoku-in Temple, known for the giant Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura), which is the second-largest bronze Buddha statue in Japan.
The abundance of temples and shrines in the area make Kamakura a major tourist attraction. And where hordes of tourists go, there is sure to be delicious street food! Being located by the sea, Kamakura street food includes some of the freshest seafood around, from fried fish cakes to shrimp shumai.
Komachi Dori (Komachi Street), located just in front of Kamakura Station, is a major hub for street food stalls and shops, offering both classic Japanese street foods and trendy new bites!
– Deep-fried fish cake
– Corn fishcake
– Shrimp shumai
– Cup sushi from Hanna Inari
– Age-pan (deep-fried bread)
– Blueberry cream cheese Buddha cake
– Ichigo dango
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The trip to Kamakura Station from Shibuya Station takes about 1 hour by train, a straight shot on the JR Shonan-Shinjuku line.
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