akimoto kamakura

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The second day with my foodie partner, we headed down to Kamakura for sightseeing and nama shirasu (raw whitebait). We boarded the train after a disappointing hotel breakfast and over an hour later, we were in Kamakura. We got off a stop early to walk around Enkakuji with other tourists. Then we decided to walk instead of taking the train again into the town center. At one end of the center is the Tsurugaoia Hachiman-gu which we decided to check out before eating lunch. It was a good choice since we got to see the end of a traditional Japanese wedding. Everyone was whispering how beautiful the bride was.

We quickly walked to the restaurant I found beforehand since I knew a line would be forming soon. When we arrived, many groups were already waiting but figured everywhere would be the same. After an hour wait, we were finally seated. Apparently the wait was long because one of the set menus include tempura which would take 30minutes! Luckily, we were able to eat the nama shirasu don (raw and boiled whitebait over rice) which is a seasonal dish but can also depend on the day’s catch. It wasn’t mind-blowing but still delicious with the two different textures. I would want to eat it again if it was readily available.

One embarrassing thing happened where I spilled my miso soup on the floor. The lady next to me kept apologizing for not being able to help. oh.. only in Japan 🙂


彼氏との二日目は鎌倉探検。ホテルのイマイチな朝ごはんビュッフェを食べ終え、電車に乗り1時間後鎌倉に到着。一駅前で降り、他の観光客と円覚寺を歩き回りました。その後、電車に乗らず鎌倉駅まで歩くことにしました。小町通を歩く前、鶴岡八幡宮により、偶然神前式が終わるところでした。新婦はとても綺麗な方で、周りの人達はひそひそと綺麗だねと言ってましたw。

もうお昼時だったので急いでレストランに向かいました。事前に調べといた生しらす丼のレストランであいにく着いたら既に外で待ってる人がたくさん。どこ行っても同じだと思い待つことにしました。1時間後、やっと座れて生しらす丼もゲット!待ち時間が長かったのは、天ぷら付きの定食は注文してから作り、30分もかかるそう。生しらす丼は圧倒されるほど美味しくはないけど、生しらすと茹でたしらすの食感と味は美味しいので人気の理由は納得します。また食べたいとは思いました。

恥ずかしいことに、食べ始めた時、味噌汁を床に落としてしまいした。隣のおばさんは親切でティッシュを渡してくれて、その後何度も役に立てずすみませんと謝っていました。私がこぼしたのに…日本だけだ… 🙂

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