A relay-circulation of LOCAL FOCUS Vol. I at featured shops and special collaborative menus 

At present our publication of LOCAL FOCUS, Vol. I is only available in digital format, however, for our crowdfunding supporters, we have printed a minimal amount in paperback version. 

In relay-style circulation, for a limited period of two weeks each at a selection of cafes and guesthouses featured in the guidebook, we will be placing printed copies of LOCAL FOCUS, Vol. I for readers to enjoy at leisure while sipping on their drinks at the cafes or lounging in the lobbies of guesthouses.

   

   ●Term 1 : Feb 2 Sat – Feb 15th Fri 

​COBAKABA

02/02 - 02/12

Restaurant serving Japanese home-style breakfast. (Western style breakfast menu is also available)

​4 minutes walk from Kamakura Station East Exit

*Hours: 7am - 2pm.
*Closed on Wednesday and Feb 12 -15.

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​MAGOKORO

02/02 - 03/01

Ocean-view restaurant & Bar specializing hemp cuisine. Food and drink are all natural.

​4 minutes walk from Hase Station

*Hours: 10am - 11pm (Last order for food: 8pm)       

*Closed on Mondays (Open on Feb 11th and closed on 12th)

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​NATUDECO

02/02 - 02/15

Organic cafe featuring macrobiotic, vegan,and gluten-free menu.

4 minutes walk from Hase Station

*Hours: 8am- 9pm (closed at 6pm on Sundays)                     

*Open 7 days/w

SPECIAL COLLABORATIVE MENU

​(Please see the details below)

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Special collaborative dessert "Matcha Kudzu-neri" will be on the menu at NATUDECO 

"Matcha Kudzu-neri" made with organic matcha powder from  Kyoto served with matcha espresso source  ¥640 (inc.tax)

 ("Kudzu" is arrowroot starch and is a popular ingredient in Japanese cooking)

   

   ●Term 2 : Feb 16 Sat – Mar 1 Fri 

​HOUSE YUIGAHAMA

02/16 - 03/1

​Bright and sunny cafe which walls are lined with books. Good spot to get casual lunch, snack, or drink. ​

​5 minutes walk from Wadazuka Sta.

*Hours: 10am - sunset
*Closed on Wednesdays 

SPECIAL COLLABORATIVE MENU

​(Please see the details below)

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​MAGOKORO

02/02 - 03/01

Ocean-view restaurant & Bar specializing hemp cuisine.
Popular spot for lunch, cafe, dinner, and bar among locals and tourists.

​If you are looking for the place to watch the sunset, this is the one.

​4 minutes walk from Hase Station

*Hours: 10am - 11pm (Last order for food: 8pm)       

*Closed on Mondays

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​Kamejikan

02/16 - 03/01

​Pioneer of Kamakura's guesthouses is a renovation of 90-year-old Japanese house. Lounge space is open to the public as a cafe on weekends.

20 minutes walk from Kamakura Sta.Eest Exit or 1 minute walk from Kuhonji bus stop

*Cafe: Noon-5pm ​on Sat & Sun

SPECIAL COLLABORATIVE MENU

​(Please see the details below)

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​Garden House

02/02 - 02/22

*Closed from Feb.23 Sat - Mar.10 Sun

 for renovation

Stylish yet cozy. N.California style restaurant. Serving break-fast, lunch, and dinner.

  5 minutes walk from Kamakura Sta.

  West Exit 

 *Closed from Feb.23 Sat - Mar.10

   Sun for renovation

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Special collaborative drink "Homemade Green Tea Combucha"

                       served at HOUSE YUIGAHAMA 

Try homemade "Green Tea Kombucha" and get ¥100 off by mentioning about this LOCAL FOCUS campaign.

​They will fill kombucha in your air-tight jar if you bring one.

Special collaborative drink "Matcha Soy Cinnamon Drink Sweetened with Powdered Raw Cane Sugar" will be served at Kamejikan

This vegan hot drink will be served at their weekend cafe on Feb 23rd Sat & 24the Sun from 12:30pm - 4:30pm (L.O.).

​Stay at Kamejikan to experience the low-key Kamakura daily life.

 ●Term 3: Mar 2nd Sat – Mar 15th Fri 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Mt.Fuji looks clear and beautiful in winter time, so please visit Kamakura & Enoshima and stop by those stores to take a look at the printed

  copy of LOCAL FOCUS, or it would be even better if you could stay at those guesthouses to enjoy the clear view of Mt.Fuji in the crisp

  morning sky or sunset time.

 

  Winter is definitely the recommend time to visit Kamakura and Enoshima for the people who prefer quiet, less crowded and peaceful

  environment which is more Zen-like atmosphere.

Hostel YUIGAHAMA + SOBA BAR

03/2 - 03/15

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This hostel is full of cheerful ambience and convenient amenities.
​The soba bar that is located at the entrance is open to the public so that guests and locals can interact.

​8 minutes walk from Kamakura Station West Exit

​Siciliana

03/2 - 03/15

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Oceanfront Italian restaurant that is always bustling with locals because of

​it's ocean view, natural and high quality food, natural wines, and welcoming ambience.

​3 min. walk from Shichirigahama 

Station

*Hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm  

*Closed on Wed, Thu

​Nakamuraya Yokan

03/2 - 03/15

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​Family owned "yokan", Japanese confection store that was founded in

1902. There is a cafe and eat-in seats

that you can try bite-sized "yokan" and other sweets with matcha.

​30-40 minutes walk from Enoshima Station

*Hours: 9am - Sunset 

*Open 7 days/w

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