Hase in the Snow

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Taking a bit of a break from Kamakura in Kana to post some photos of the snowstorm from Monday, January 22. It only snows a few times a year here — sometimes only once or twice, so to get this much snow was pretty exciting, especially for this Canuck.

While I didn’t manage to make it to other parts of town, I did manage to catch three different temples in the snow: Hasedera, Kosoku-ji, and Kotoku-in. The Daibutsu was serene as always, even wrapped up in flurries.


Breakfast In Kamakura

Arrived in town early and feeling a bit peckish? Go beyond standard conbini fare and hit up one of Kamakura’s breakfast spots. From chains to more unique food—and lots and lots of pancakes—there are plenty of options. Consider this a starter guide, as there are definitely more places to get your petit-déjeuner beyond what we’ve got here.

Hase Area



Breakfast, coffee, cakes, etc., light lunch, wines, etc. Vegetarian menu available.

Hours: 8-18:00 (breakfast 8-10:00)
Day(s) off: none

Webpage: N/A
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kamakura.natudeco
Tablelog: https://tabelog.com/en/kanagawa/A1404/A140402/14054360

Address: 1-14-26 Hase, Kamakura 248-0012 (神奈川県鎌倉市長谷1-14-26)

Cafe Recette

Café Recette Kamakura

Bread, pancakes, waffles, French toast, desserts, sausages, drinks, etc.

Hours: Saturday, Sunday, national holidays 8:30-17:00 (breakfast until 11:00, last order 10:30; lunch 11:00-14:00, last order 13:30) **Weekdays from 9:30~
Day(s) off: Thursday and Friday (open in case of national holidays)

Webpage: http://cafe-recette.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-Recette/580567835360238
Tablelog: https://tabelog.com/en/kanagawa/A1404/A140402/14053495/

Address: 22-5 Sakanoshita, Kamakura (神奈川県鎌倉市坂ノ下22-5)




Pancakes, eggs, sausages, bacon, toast, yogurt, vegetarian/vegan option, burgers, pasta, drinks, etc.

Hours: Monday 7:00-17:00 (last order 16:00 [food]; 16:30 [beverages]); Tuesday-Sunday 7:00-21:00 (last order 20:00 [food]; 20:30 [beverages])
Day(s) off: None (occasionally, due to typhoons and other adverse weather, hours are shortened)

Webpage: http://billsjapan.com/en/shichirigahama
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bills-七里ケ浜/404220936311301?rf=107295752735936
Tablelog: https://tabelog.com/en/kanagawa/A1404/A140402/14011661/

Address: 2F Weekend House Alley, 1-1-1 Shichirigahama Kamakura (鎌倉七里ガ浜1-1-1)


Pacific Drive-In

Hawaiian cuisine, pancakes, sandwiches, etc.

Hours: 8:00-20:00 (last order 19:30)
Winter hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-20:00 (last order 19:30); Saturday, Sunday, national holidays 8:00-20:00 (last order 19:30)
Day(s) off: None

Webpage: http://pacificdrivein.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pacific-DRIVE-IN-750157398405563/
Tablelog: https://tabelog.com/en/kanagawa/A1404/A140402/14057844/

Address: 2-1-12 Shichirigahama Higashi, Kamakura (神奈川県 鎌倉市 七里ガ浜東 2-1-12)

Kamakura Station Area


Pancakes, sausages, hash browns, burgers, coffee, etc.

Hours: 6:00-24:00 (breakfast 6:00-10:30)
Day(s) off: None

Webpage: https://map.mcdonalds.co.jp/map/14655

Address: 1F Niida Building, 1-6-19 Komachi, Kamakura 248-0006 (神奈川県鎌倉市小町1-6-19 新井田ビル)


Coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches, etc.

Hours: 7:00-22:00
Day(s) off: None

Webpage: starbucks.co.jp

Address: 1-2-7 Komachi, Kamakura 248-0006 (小町Komachi, 1 Chome−1−2−7)


Shiawase no Pancake

Pancakes, bacon, eggs, fruit, café, etc.

Hours: Saturday, Sunday, national holidays 9:00-19:30 (last order 18:40); Weekdays 10:00-19:30 (last order 18:40)
Day(s) off: None

Webpage: http://magia.tokyo/shop?pref=神奈川
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/幸せのパンケーキ-鎌倉店-1232239060130531/?ref=nf
Tablelog: https://tabelog.com/en/kanagawa/A1404/A140402/14065610/

Address: 2F Matsuzakaya Building, 2-7-26 Komachi, Kamakura (小町2-7-26 松坂屋ビル 2階)


5 Crossties Coffee

Breakfast, toast, sandwiches, cake, etc.

Hours: 6:45-21:00

Day(s) off: None

Address: 1-1-1 Komachi, Kamakura (鎌倉市 小町 1-1-1)


Brunch Kitchen

Croque-madame, croque-monsieur, French toast, eggs, steak, chicken, stew, bread, etc.

Hours: 9-17:00 (brunch); 17:00-22:00, L.O. 21:00 (dinner)

Day(s) off: Tuesday (Open when Tues is national holiday.)

Webpage: http://brunch-kitchen-kamakura.com

Address:  2-6-28 Komachi, Kamakura (鎌倉市小町2丁目6-28)

**Information accurate at time of posting. Inn By The Sea Kamakura cannot guarantee that hours, offerings, etc., will remain as-is. Please visit store websites to confirm times, etc., before visiting.