Around Kamakura


Sunday May 06, 2012   

Spent a better part of a day in Kamakura. It’s little over an hour from the Shinjuku station in Tokyo. It’s a coastal city with many shrines and beautiful attractions. It’s also just a nice area with cafes, shops, and has a laid back coast-vibe to it.

I don’t have a photo but I had some amazing donuts at Natural Donuts while there.

Also outside the station there’s a small taiyaki stand called Tai Putit that sells “mini-taiyaki” in various filling. You can buy a mixed bag, which I did.

















It was such a sunny day and much of their concrete is so very bright white that most my photos had really blown white balance. Even with sunscreen I came home that late afternoon with a slight sunburn on my neck & forehead. :sunny:

 

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26 Responses to “Around Kamakura”

  1. Tori says:

    It looks so dreamy… The taiyaki looks yummy too! :)

  2. Rachel says:

    Wow, so very cool and seems like a relaxing place to be! What kind of different fillings did you get in the Taiyaki?

  3. Elisa says:

    oh girl, i really want to go to japan! wasn’t it boys day a day ago?

  4. M says:

    that ume cider looks so good

  5. Kathy says:

    Wahh the taiyaki look so cute and delicious

  6. Pi says:

    These pictures make me insane jealous!!! (>_

  7. Jane says:

    I love those little owl/cat soy sauce (?) dishes!

  8. 3lin says:

    cant wait for your next post again. Picture does tell a thousand words. =)

  9. L says:

    That place looks dreamy. The little owl dishes are too cute :)

  10. Mary says:

    I’m so jealous~! I always wanted to try Taiyaki! I really love your snaps! It makes this town very beautiful.

  11. chocoNIKKI says:

    The scene with bus reminds me of a Studio Ghibli movie~~! All the photos seem so quaint and whimsical~~ =D

  12. mommo says:

    Clothing gallery Nabi? Cloth shop? seems interest!
    I want to visit Kamakura someday :) even to Takehara~

  13. Miho-chan says:

    *omg* The traditional japanese looking cities and villages are so beautiful! *w*

  14. Fiona says:

    I love the little owl trays, they are so cute!

  15. Bianca says:

    ahhh dreamy japanese towns…fills my heart with wonder ♥

  16. Jesslyn says:

    Love your pictures! My best friend is currently in Japan, hopefully I will be able to visit her soon! :)

  17. Anna says:

    Those mini-takiyakis are so cute! Maybe I’ll go to Kamakura too when I’m in Japan :)

  18. bloomzy says:

    I love Kamakura, I always felt like it was such a lovely countryside town but it still had plenty to see and do. I only did a quick look up and down the high street whilst looking for somewhere to eat, after visiting the Buddha. I’d definitely love to visit again.

  19. Rhiannon says:

    Oh, I would love to travel outside of the big cities next time I go to Japan. This is exactly the kind of place I’ve been wanting to go to whevever I visited before…

  20. Sidney says:

    Ah~ I LOVE taiyaki (and can never remember the Korean word for it…I call it fish bread, derp). I want mini-taiyaki too T T

    I really love these photos, tho. This place looks so calming in your photos, I’d love to walk around there all day….

  21. cin says:

    DOn’t you just love the atmosphere of small Japanese towns~ The mini taiyaki looks so yummy! :D

  22. Courtney says:

    i love this quaint town atmosphere…the nautical decorations are so sweet…reminds me a little of New England

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