Day trip to Kamakura/Enoshima – In the morning

Had been almost 3.5 years since I last visited Kamakura. (See previous entry here and here)

Since Hydrangeas are in bloom so we made a trip down south and many people were also on the train headed toward the same direction as us. Hydrangeas are also know as Ajisai (紫陽花)in Japanese and they bloom around the rainy season of June (though this June is little more dry as compared to the past as mentioned by my Japanese teachers).

As usual, the road leading up to the shrines would be filled with shops peddling all sorts of goods and I had a fill just trying out the different types of pickles from this shop along the way.

A flower shop selling the Hydrangeas in pots, they dont come cheap! A pot goes for 2500JPY.

It was raining when we headed to our first destination, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu.

Chanced upon a couple having their wedding rituals and so we stopped for while to peek.

Taking the steps up…..

A short 5 minutes ride from Kamakura to Hase, we would be able to walk to the big Buddha statue which is the second biggest in Japan.

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Finally, I made it to the restaurant that I wanted to try the last time I visited and we managed to get last minute reservation the day before but at 1130am. When we were there, many people were turned or asked to return at a later hour. The restaurant only had 4 lunch choices (with rice, soup, and coffee/tea) to choose from. This was the lunch plate which consisted of fried fish, some sashimi, salad and pickles.

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The deep fried lunch plate, totally for deep fried food lovers.

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Amazingly, the tuna don which was the cheapest but was the most delicious as the tuna were big chunks piled on hot steaming Japanese rice. Pour a little light soy sauce over it and you are good to go.

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The sashimi plate.

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And the most amazing cream custard I ever had. Custard cream was rich with a tinge of milk taste and when you dip your spoon in, the liquid chocolate syrup would seep out and you can mix it with your custard……Even for a non dessert lover like me, I can’t help but take a few more mouthful since I was sharing the dessert.

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Let’s continue after some coffee! Totally recommend this place if you head to Kamakura, this shop is just right round the corner of Hasedera.

Address:0467 Hase kamicho神奈川県鎌倉市長谷3-8-17


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chinarama
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 18:51:52

    I loved Kamakura and Enoshima when I visited. It looks wonderful, even in the rain.

  2. Xuan-er
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 20:09:55

    @chinarama: yes! agree totally!

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