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海の家, Temporary beach house in the summer

  Umi no Ie 海の家 are the huts put up on the beach during the summer.  Not only in Kamakura, those temporay houses are built on many coasts in Japan.

  Umi no Ie untill the late 1900's were the places to change into swim suits first and they served just a few kinds of meals such as curry or Ramen noodles on the flat Japanese floor.

old style

terrace house

food court

  Changing their style in these several years, Umi no Ie came to be like terrace house restaurant or food court on the beach, where a variety of foods and drinks are available.  There are a few traditionla houses with the flat floor, but many of them have changed.


  Generally speaking, the opening hours is regulated by the city like 8:00a.m. to around 8:30p.m and some special beach-rules are applied during the Umi no Ie season.


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