Japan WorkationKamakura

Less than an hour south of Tokyo

Has over 100 temples and shrines. Has abundant seafood and fresh vegetables

Unique opportunities to experience Zen meditation, green tea, and more.

The historical town of Kamakura is less than an hour south of Tokyo and is known for its temples, literary heritage, beaches, and hiking trails.

Map of Kamakura

Coworking Spaces

ThinkSpace Kamakura
ThinkSpace Kamakura

Refresh yourself in nature between jobs, increase your concentration and creativity with a mindfulness program, meet like-minded people, and spend a fantastic workation.

Hatsu Kamakura
Hatsu Kamakura

A community space that supports entrepreneurs & business owners with new challenges.


Get productive at work all day while eating at the cafe on the first floor while looking at the sea.

House Yuigahama
House Yuigahama

A cozy cafe that serves good hand drip coffee and delicious vegan baked goods.

Places to Stay


Unpretentious hotel offering breakfast & a bar, plus a sauna & a rooftop terrace.

WeBase Hostel Kamakura

Unfussy rooms & dorms in a stylish hostel with free breakfast, a French restaurant & a bathhouse.


Unfussy rooms, some with beach views, in a relaxed budget hotel offering a cafe/bar & a lounge.

T-REEF Vacation House "琥珀 AMBER"

Right next to Zaimokuza Beach, this 100-year-old traditional Japanese house was renovated into a perfect long-term workation spot.

Things To Do

Cafe Kamakura Bigaku カフェ鎌倉美学

Locals come each day and talk with the owner so you can meet interesting people in this cafe.

Even if you visit by yourself, sitting at the counter will naturally allow you to communicate and connect with various people who are active in Kamakura.

💳 Budget:

  • Dinner:¥2,000~¥2,999
  • Lunch:~¥999

🚙 Access:

  • 3 minutes walk from the west exit of Kamakura Station
  • 196 meters from Kamakura.

This charming Japanese restaurant offers variations of the healthy Japanese breakfast - grilled fish, rice, Miso soup, small salad, and tea. Natto and coffee can be added for a nominal extra charge.

💳 Budget: Lunch:~¥999

🚙 Access:

  • 3 minutes walk from the East Exit of JR Kamakura Station
  • 179 meters from Kamakura.

🕐 Business Hours:

  • 7: 00-14: 00
Sea Gleam Coffee Kamakura

🕐 Business Hours:

  • Weekdays 10: 00-17: 00
  • Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 8: 00-17: 00

🚲 Bike parking only


A restaurant with a fascinating concept to support people working in Kamakura. Every week, they have different menus, and 28 other restaurant owners take turns serving local food weekly.

💰 Budget: Lunch: ~¥999 Dinner: ¥1,000~¥1,999

🕐 Business Hours:

  • LUNCH 11: 30-14: 00
  • DINNER 18: 00-20: 00
Zaimoku The Terrace

A 15-minute walk from Kamakura Station, in front of the Zaimokuza coast, there is a stylish building, "Zaimokuza Terrace," reminiscent of California. There are restaurants, surf clubs, yoga studios, and shops.

Kamakura Komachi-dori Street

Kamakura Komachi-dori Street is a peculiar strip of modernity in the center of an ancient city, where trendy boutiques, gourmet cuisine, and a timeless ambience rub shoulders.

Hasadera Temple

The sister to Nara's Hasedera and one of the oldest temples in Kamakura

Hase-dera, commonly called the Hase-kannon is one of the Buddhist temples in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, famous for housing a massive wooden statue of Kannon. The temple originally belonged to the Tendai sect of Buddhism, but eventually became an independent temple of the Jōdo-shū.

Kotoku-in Temple

Kotoku-in Temple (高徳院), in Kamakura, is the home of the "Daibutsu" or "Great Buddha", an 11.4 meter (37 ft), 121 ton copper statue of the Buddha, constructed in 1252 at the height of Hojo clan power. The Hojo were the ruling family and major power brokers during the Kamakura shogunate period of Japanese history.

Kamakura Yuigahama Beach

This beach was selected as one of the 88 best bathing beaches in Japan. It is a historic beach that has been bustling with visitors since the Meiji period, located in the southern part of Kamakura and facing the Sagami Bay. As the sandy beach is shallow, and the waves are relatively calm during the swimming season, children can enjoy swimming safely.

Inamuragasaki Park

Inamuragasaki Park, located in Kamakura, is a popular spot for seichi junrei, a Japanese term meaning sightseeing of places featured in films and TV. Beyond that, it has sweeping views of the ocean with the Island of Enoshima and Mt. Fuji visible toward the West.

Hokokuji Temple

Hokokuji, often known as the "Bamboo Temple," is home to a bamboo grove with tall, sweeping plants. Relax and rejuvenate in the dappled light surrounding this Zen temple.