(I had this blog post in my draft since July 2, 2013. I’ve decided to just post this up despite the lack of text. A picture speaks a thousand words, I guess.)
Act I: Reaching town
The trip to Kamakura in 2012 was totally impromptu. I was planning to head to Yokohama with my N’EX and Suica package but changed my mind when I saw that the ticket covers Kamakura.
Despite being a city person, I love old towns more than cities. The trip to Kamakura from the airport was quite long. I fell asleep on the train.
The sky was cloudy when I reached. It took me a while to find an empty locker to store my luggage.
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In case you don’t know. I love Japanese food very very much.
During my short work trip to Japan, I had a few days to roam around eating.
Instead of flooding everyone with too many yummy food, I’m splitting the meals into different days.
For today, we’re having meals from Day 1: Lunch at Kamakura and Dinner in Tokyo.
Zaru soba at Kamakura Karari
I took a side trip to Kamakura on day 1 because my N’EX and Suica package includes the Kamakura stop.
I was really hungry when I walked on the streets of Kamakura. But I did not dare pop into casual-looking but surely expensive cafes so I wandered around.
I found several people waiting outside Karari. I entered the doors but was asked to wait outside and write my name on a piece of paper.
It was an open kitchen concept restaurant. The chefs fried tempura while the customers watched. The second floor was for tour groups so I was stuck downstairs.
The meal was great. I loved the free flow of cold tea as well.
Yayoiken at Minami-senju
The restaurant near my hotel at Minami-senjuu had coupon machines at the door (like Nakau!).
I chose a pork chop set because Japanese katsu is delicious! There’s even unlimited refill of rice if you’re hungry.
Unfortunately, my pork smelled in a bad way. At least the miso soup was ok.
In case you don’t know, I’m now in Japan. I’ll be in Tokyo for a week for a work trip. The first two days are my free day and my real work will start on Monday evening.
Today, I went to Kamakura despite preparing for Yokohama. I found out that my N’EX and Suica package covers Kamakura so I decided to visit the ancient city.
I didn’t do much preparations for Kamakura (the prep I actually did for Kamakura was accidental and is part of the last bit on Yokohama that I photocopied from Lonely Planet).
It worked out of course, nothing a bit of walking around and getting lost won’t help (I hate asking for directions). Until tomorrow!