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Kamakura's Komachi Street Top 10 Food Guide

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7. Kokuriko Crepe

If you just haven’t got enough of sweet treats, Kokuriko Crepe is the perfect dessert restaurant for you. Opened in 1972, this restaurant has more than 40 years of history making crepes and desserts. Crepe is a very thin type of pancake made by pouring wheat batter onto a frying pan, with a trace of butter on the pan’s surface. You can choose to have a selection of toppings for your crepe like fruits, chocolate, cream, blueberry jam, apricot, lemon sugar… and the list goes on! The crepes are around 300 to 400 JPY (3-4 USD), and you can add 100 JPY (1 USD) for vanilla ice cream.

The fragrant crepes have a light crunchy crisp. On days when you want to have a lazy afternoon relaxing and chitchatting with friends, dining in at the restaurant for teatime is a good option. Alternatively, enjoy it as a take-out when you explore the streets of Kamakura! Kokuriko Crepe’s shop front has an eye-catching green colour and you can easily spot it. Pamper yourself to a lovely Kokuriko Crepe when you visit!

6. Torigoya - Sweet potato croquette

Croquettes are always everyone’s favourite finger food. If you’re craving for something filling and handy to eat, you’ll have to try Torigoya’s croquettes! The small bread crumbed food roll is lightly fried, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The shop’s purple sweet potato croquette is a big hit with locals and tourists! At just 200 JPY (2 USD) per piece, you can enjoy this convenient tasty snack. You might want to check out their No.1 most recommended beef croquette and other unique flavours like black sesame, chocolate matcha, yuzu and ume-shiso (refreshing plum and herb) as well! This shop is famously featured on Japanese TV programmes, magazines and tourist brochures too! Drop by to take a look!

5. Chakin - Japanese sweets

Chakin is a Japanese sweets shop located just about five minutes' walk from the Kamakura station east exit. They sell a selection of goodies: dango (a Japanese dumpling made from rice flour, put together on a stick), soft-serve green tea ice cream and gelato. They are also well known for their dried fruits like dried kiwi, strawberry, oranges, yuzu, banana and apples, and all fruits are locally produced in Japan. Sold at 100g for 600 JPY (6 USD), the array of colours will just leave you fascinated and in awe. Additionally, if you crave for more desserts, the shop has traditional Japanese desserts and parfait for you! This is one of the notable shops in Kamakura that attracts a huge crowd so make sure to include it in your itinerary!

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