Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura, a small seaside city in Kanagawa is a short train ride from Tokyo. I recommend it if you are looking for a side trip from Tokyo. We spent a day here but felt it wasn’t enough time to explore the area. We departed from Shinjuku station in Tokyo and it took about an hour….

Kamakura chef making soba

For a foodie, meeting a chef is like meeting a celebrity. I am always amazed at their skills and passion for one of the hardest jobs in the world. If you have been following me on Instagram, you will remember the video of a chef cutting soba noodles at Sobaya in New York. I didn’t…

Kamakura, Japan

There is a lot of walking in Japan when there is just so much to explore and discover. It doesn’t matter if they have one of the best transportation systems in the world with their high speed trains! Wear comfortable shoes or why not hop on for a ride if you get too tired! Take…

Gozan Benkkan, Kamakura, Japan

This family run restaurant is right across the street from Kenchoji Temple. If you want to experience Buddhist vegetarian temple food, Kamakura has many options. We wanted to try this place since it was convenient after a morning of visiting temples. And I am glad we came! The noodle dishes in the photo are homemade…