Kamakura Komachidori
Kamakura Komachidori
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • vickicork
    Tampa, Florida421 contributions
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    Kamakura great place to visit
    We took a train from Yokohama ( half hour ) then rented e bikes from right outside station. We cocked first to Great Buddha ,then Hasedera temple and finally the big Torii gate . Very easy to cycle everywhere and it was very convenient to have those bikes .
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 December 2023
  • Tsubaki ann
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    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 December 2023
  • J&S_Singapore
    Singapore, Singapore5,282 contributions
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    鎌倉小町通りwhere history and culture in the mix
    Komachi Street is a major shopping street in central Kamakura that is filled with souvenirs, treats, cafés and shops and restaurants. Very happening place (street) and it begins with the large red torii gate (on the left) when one exits the Kamakura Station. The street expands with side streets and alleys, all offering local food and products where one will get a good feel of all sorts of local specialties and souvenirs. Following the street and moving ahead straight will lead us to the famous Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, probably takes 15+ mins. But most people spend much more time as it’s the perfect opportunity to savour some good food and get familiar with the local kamakura cuisine. Charming shops from boutique fashion stores to souvenir gift shops and when you are tired there will always be the cafes, restaurants, cake shops, and bakeries to chill out. Indeed we spent close to an hour visiting & patronizing some of the interesting Shops along Komachi-dori Street. Until we come to the end and it is minutes to the Shrine entrance (Torri gate)! A great experience, exulting a nostalgic feel.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 January 2024
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GintamaZ
California2,790 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The shopping street has plethora of choices of restaurants , souvenirs shops and specialty shops like Ghibli store.

It is conveniently located outside of the shrine on the way back to Kamakura station.

Can easily spend an afternoon here indulging on the street food and specialty restaurants.
Written 12 January 2020
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carloscharmy
Bangkok, Thailand780 contributions
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Jul 2023
Komachi-dori Street in Kamakura is a vibrant and charming destination. Lined with quaint shops, cafes, and boutiques, it offers a delightful shopping and dining experience. The street exudes a nostalgic ambiance, and its bustling energy is infectious. From traditional crafts to trendy fashion, Komachi-dori Street is a must-visit for exploring the local culture and finding unique treasures.
Written 15 July 2023
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vickicork
Tampa, FL421 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Couples
We took a train from Yokohama ( half hour ) then rented e bikes from right outside station. We cocked first to Great Buddha ,then Hasedera temple and finally the big Torii gate . Very easy to cycle everywhere and it was very convenient to have those bikes .
Written 2 December 2023
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djinnooi
Sydney359 contributions
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May 2012 • Solo
I have to admit that I stumbled onto Komachidori by accident. I was actually trying to find the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine and the map I'd obtained from the tourist office at Kamakura station didn't provide very much detail. I also hadn't done much research on Kamakura before I arrived, not having planned on visiting this city beforehand, so I had no idea what to expect.

Komachidori is just behind the main street, Wakamiya-oji, leading up to Hachimangu shrine. It's full of little shops selling local wares and delicacies. Many of them specialise in just one type of product, e.g. chopsticks, incense, rice crackers, savoury snacks, bags, ceramics, etc. It's a fabulous place to browse through, and to find a special gift or souvenir. I found a shop featuring ceramics by a local potter and bought a lovely, one-off glazed plate for 2000 yen.

Just be mindful that, even though it looks like a pedestrian zone, Komachidori does actually have the odd vehicle coming through it.

There are lots of restaurants on Komachidori, but I ended up eating in a soba restaurant on the road between Komachidori and Hachimangu shrine. Actually, there are 2 there. On my first day in Kamakura, I went to the one closer to Komachidori (not sure if this is its name, but it said "soba restaurant" on the sign), which is more expensive and seems to be aiming to be a bit more of a fine dining establishment. The most popular dish seemed to be a soba with a yam dipping sauce, which I found to be too thick and gluggy for my liking. On my second day in Kamakura, I ate at the one closer to the shrine (just a shopfront or two down from the previous restaurant), which didn't have any English name that I could see; I enjoyed this one more: I had soba in a broth with tempura, which was made to order, so it was delightfully hot and crispy; I also had a seat at the counter so I could see everything being prepared. While there was no English menu and staff spoke no English, they were very helpful and had a sheet with translations of key items on the menu. They also provided me with a dipping sauce for the tempura, to go with the salt that was available to all diners; I preferred the salt, though, as it preserved better the crisp texture of the tempura.
Written 21 May 2012
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VetTraveler56
Marrakech, Morocco142 contributions
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May 2011 • Family
Tokyo is truly one of the most exciting, somewhat chaotic, cities in the world. If you have a day available while there be sure to take a trip south to Kamakura. It's only about 30 miles to the southwest and easily accessible by train. On my last trip my family and I took a direct train from Shinjuku to Kamakura for a fare less 1000 Yen and a trip that took about 1 hour.

That one hour, 30 mile, trip south of Tokyo allows one to experience a part of Japan that is the polar opposite of modern / chaotic Tokyo. Kamakura played a critical role in Japanese history, particularly in the period 1100 - 1400 AD. To a large extent this historical past is well preserved throughout this seaside city.

Kamakura has Buddhist and Shinto shrines scattered throughout the wooded hills that surround the city. Clearly the most famous is the bronze seated Buddha - the Amida Buddha at Kotoku-in; definitely a don't miss if you take the trip to Kamakura. Also of note are the five great Zen temples: Kencho-ji, Engaku-ji, Jufuku-ji, Jochi-ji and Jomyo-ji.

Spend a little time on the train trip to plan you trip around Kamakura. With the number and location of temples and shrines there is more to see than you are likely to visit in a single day. My favorite is the Eyewitness Travel Guidebooks, the information provided about Kamakura will give you all the information you need. If that is not enough or you have more questions the tourist information office at the train station can fill in the blanks.

Once in Kamakura and you know what you want to see, the key decisions is how to get around. My family and I like to spend the time to immerse with the locals, so we decided to walk. Another option is to rent a bike; easily available near the train station and finally taxis can be found throughout to shuttle you from one sight to the next.

As you get around to the various temples you will experience the more serene aspects of Kamakura. The area immediately surrounding the train station is filled with restaurants and shops. It tends to be crowded with tourists, most of whom are Tokyo residents who are also seeking a day of escape. The restaurants can be very crowded, especially the one on the main road. We found a very nice restuarant with decent food at a reasonable price by venturing down a side alley.

We planned a trip that begin in the morning by leaving Shinjuku around 9:00 AM , arriving in Kamakura just after 10:00 AM, toured several temples before heading back towards the train station to get lunch, an after lunch tour of a few more temples, and then back to the train station to leave around 4:00 to get back to Shinkuku around 5:00. Before to get the train schedule to know when you want to leave. The closer you get to the end of the day, the more crowded the trains will be.
Written 24 April 2012
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PearlyS
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Mar 2011 • Friends
"Komachi Dori" means "Small Town Street" and this is Kamakura's cramped albeit quaint main shopping street. This is a great place for street photography but you might get some stares. Take your time to explore the different novelty shops both to your right and to your left. The shops selling Japan's traditional washi (rice paper) would make great souvenirs along with various other artisan's carvings and craft. There is also a lovely shop called Waraku that sells just chopsticks which you can then request for your name to be carved in Japanese Katagana or Hiragana. And don't miss out on the Japanese sweet shops along the way. I went in March when they had started selling sakura (cherry blossom) based sweets as spring was approaching. The sakura mochi which was extremely delicious. It is not cheap but well worth it seeing as they are all handmade and can only be found in Japan. A pickle shop is also on this same street and you may try the items for free. You would be amazed by the variety of pickled products available. The packs are well sealed should you wish to buy back to your home country. Be sure too to look out for the man selling sen bei (rice crackers) which are hot and scrumptious. Bite into it as you stroll along this fascinating street full of delights and knickknacks.
Written 14 October 2011
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tedvard
Belgrade149 contributions
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Oct 2014 • Friends
So Kamakura can be described as a little Kyote having in mind that this little coastal town is full of temples and shrines but our favorite place in the Kamakura is definitely Komachi-dori street... Lovely, picturesque shopping street that heading north from JR Kamakura station to Hachimangu shrine... place is full of shops of every kind plus some nice restaurants and sweets shops... You can spend hours there and compared to some shopping streets in Yokohama and Tokyo this is the right place for shopping souvenirs from Japan... recomended!
Written 29 October 2014
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Wanderlxst
Tachikawa, Japan62 contributions
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Jul 2014 • Friends
Love it here! Used to walk here as a local when I was younger. It was strange to be back, everything seemed so much bigger then, hah!
If you are looking to buy japanese souvenirs, don't buy them in Tokyo buy them here. Everything was so cheap, I was gobsmacked. Just the other day, I was tempted to buy a pair of chopsticks for ¥860 (~$8.60), but was relieved I didn't as I got 5 pairs here in Kamakura for ¥500 (~$5.00). What a BARGAIN! I was a happy camper.
Other stores I would recommend would be the ever-present (in this area) 豆屋さん Mame-Yasan, and 納豆屋さん Natto Yasan! Although for Natto Yasan, I would say this particular japanese food is an acquired taste...however, they have samples so you can try for yourself and see if you like them :).
Happy travels!
Written 19 July 2014
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209Elena
Las Vegas, NV357 contributions
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Sept 2019 • Family
This is a fun street to visit, but make sure you are hungry! Come during the week if possible to avoid big crowds. There is plenty of restaurants for every taste but also lots of street vendors selling stuff. We loved sampling little things, including Kamakura sausages, chocolate eclairs and tarts, Sakura mochi( to die for), things with small fish from Kamakura/ Enoshima .. At the very end we also went to Iwata ( at the beginning of the street) for famous pancakes and to chill. If you come, and you should, ask to be seated at the end of the restaurant to enjoy the garden view. Plenty of souvenir shops as well. Great fun.
Written 5 October 2019
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ishikyo
Palo Alto, CA218 contributions
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Jan 2019 • Solo
I grew up here. Used to be my backyard but every year I come back、 I find new places. Walking off the main street and explore the side street is fun too. So many stuff to see and some houses are beautiful around there. If you have been here once. Go back and turn onto the side street. Spend all day here. No matter how many times I come here、 I can spend all day and discover new temples on the back、 or cafe、 restaurant 、 or some small stores.
Written 21 January 2019
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