Kamakura’s main shopping street runs northeast from the station towards Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Lining the street are about 250 shops and restaurants which sell local specialities. Kamakura is famous for shirasu or whitebait (the collective term for immature sardines, anchovies, herring, etc.). They are in season between December and April and often served in shirasu-don, a popular dish of shirasu on a bed of rice. The fish are incredibly tender, slightly salty to the palette, and, because of their size, can be eaten whole.
LocationKomachi Dori, 8 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0006
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Turn left out of the East Exit of Kamakura Station and you will see a red torii gate at the northeast end of the bus bay—the start of Komachi Dori.