I spent a summer day walking around the quaint town of Kamakura, Japan and visiting the bamboo gardens at the Hokoku-ji temple. One of the great things about Kamakura is that it blends together so many different activities. It’s a shopping area, a popular hiking spot, a historical district, and is even walking distance to the beach. I recommend to go to the bamboo gardens when the tea house is open. They have women dressed in traditional kimonos that work at the tea house and make the best green tea I’ve had in Japan. Enjoying your tea in the middle of a bamboo garden is even better!
There are many different cafes, restaurants, and bars whether you are visiting for lunch, dinner, or both. Kamakura is easy to reach via train, and you can either walk to the Bamboo Gardens (approx. 30 minutes) or you can take a bus or cab from the train station.