Kamakura is a small city that is a popular spot for Tokyoites to visit on the weekend due to it's beach, lovely shopping street and it's closeness to Tokyo. I had organised to meet friends Jarrett and his wife Angela (my travel mates on my recent visit to Utsunomiya and Nikko. You can find those posts here, here and here). Jumping on the Yokosuka line, I was there about 45 minutes later.
Jarrett and Angela had arrived earlier so I messaged them to let them know I was there and coming out of the station I headed left, straight for the shopping street, Komachi-dori, which leads away from the station.
Komachi-dori stretches out for 360 metres and is lined with approximately 250 shops and restaurants of all varieties.
Some kind of snack stall,
a seriously popular croquette shop that smelt great!
tea shop, I think,
some kind of sweet snack shop.
This next place is an insanely popular tsukemono, or pickles shop, Mikura. It is so popular, in fact, that there are 2 in the area!
Don't know, but I love the vines growing on this building!
Kamakura is popular, not only with Japanese, but also foreign tourists which means that there is a lot of English in the area to help you out!
About halfway along the street I bumped into Jarrett and Angela and we decided that some food was in order. Not far away was a little sausage shop that was barbecuing up some meaty goodness!
Two things immediately jumped into my mind. The first was doing a "leap of faith" in the Assassin's Creed video game! The second was a sign that I had seen at nearby Enoshima warning people of the danger of hawks swooping down and snatching food from the hands of unsuspecting victims. I found a sheltered area and settled in to enjoy my sausages!
I think I'll make this a two part post and finish part one here, otherwise this will stretch out way too long.
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