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Winter is coming, so you'd rather have a date at home than go out in the cold, right? While a home might be warm and cozy, if you want to surprise your crush, Kamakura is the ideal destination! Other than the classic attractions, the beach during sunset is especially romantic: the flickering lanterns of Enoshima, the silhouette of Mt. Fuji, and the magical shades of color filling the sky can't be beat! Admiring such a spectacular view together will open the heart and help deepen your relationship. After sunset, bring your date to the next level at one of these 5 recommended restaurants.
1. Onzoshi Kiyoyasutei Kamakura Prince Hotel Branch
Located in an annex building of Kamakura Prince Hotel, this Japanese restaurant serves seasonal dishes made with the best ingredients currently available. Its charm lies in the gorgeous view of Enoshima and the top-notch service. Let your significant other know your feelings are real with a dinner at this amazing restaurant, which is also ideal for anniversaries!
Onzoshi Kiyoyasutei Kamakura Prince Hotel Branch
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,200 JPY
Access: Eight minutes on foot from Shichirigahama Station on the Enoshima Line.
Address: 1-2-18 Shichiri Ga hama Higashi , Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
2. Restaurant Pleins d'Lerbes Kitakamakura
Established in a house, this lovely restaurant makes classical French dishes that bring out the original flavor of carefully selected ingredients without overprocessing them. You'll be fascinated by its beautiful interior and quiet atmosphere. Choose from around 270 different wines selected by a sommelier to match with your food.
Restaurant Pleins d' Lerbes Kitakamakura
Closed: Tuesday, Dinner on first Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 6,000 JPY
Access: Pick up service from Kitakamakura Station on JR Yokosuka Line is available
Address: A house restaurant nestled in a quiet residential area, have a relaxing moment with the finest French cuisine. (Map)
3. Ete - French Cuisine
While relatively inexpensive, the dishes served here are all genuine and made with premium ingredients like foie gras and Yezo deer. Every single plate beautifully yet subtly expresses the seasons, and they’re great for sharing with a loved one.
ete - French cuisine
Average price: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: Enoshima Railway, Wadazuka Station. Very close to the Rokujizo intersection.
Address: Yamaguchi Building 1F, Yuigahama 2-7-20, Kamakura, Kanagawa (Map)
4. Bills Shichirigahama
This is an easy win for you during your date! It's the first overseas branch of Bills, a pancake spot from Sydney that captivated the hearts of many celebrities. The restaurant offers an amazing ocean view that includes Enoshima and Mt. Fuji! The ingredients are healthy and nourishing, and these pancakes will definitely put a smile on your loved one’s face!
[Monday] 7:00 am - 5:00 pm (Food L.O. 4:00 pm, General L.O. 4:30 pm)
*Opening hours are subject to change due to typhoons or other bad weather conditions.
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Access: 2-minute walk from Shichirigahama Station
Address: 2F, Weekend House Alley, 1-1-1, Shichirigahama, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Fans of history will adore east Kamakura, rich in both nature and history. Treat your loved one to the blooming plum blossoms in Juniso Orchard from mid-February or see the vestiges of an old highway at Asai Nakiri Pass. If you end the day with their signature pudding served in Arita ware and a cup of coffee, your crush will be incredibly satisfied!
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner from 5:00 pm *May run out of ingredients if lunch was too busy. Inquire by phone before you go.
[Monday, Wednesday - Friday] Dinner from 5:00 pm *Must make a reservation at least 2 days prior if you order courses or have a group of 4 people or more. (2-hour reservation system)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from the Highland Entrance on the Highland Loop Line
5-minute walk from the Seisuibashi bus stop, accessible via the Kamakura Cemetery/Kanazawa Yakei bus taken from the East Exit of Kamakura Station
Address: 963-2, Juniso, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa (Map)