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Desserts: Japanese Sweets

Sabo Kirara Description

Sabo Kirara is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Kamakura, a coastal town known for its rich history and stunning scenery. This charming establishment has been selected as one of the top 100 dessert shops in the prestigious EAST 2023 guide. Specializing in traditional Japanese sweets and treats, Sabo Kirara offers a delightful array of wagashi (Japanese confections), kakigori (shaved ice), and gelato that will tantalize your taste buds.

Step into Sabo Kirara, and you will be greeted by a cozy and inviting atmosphere, adorned with traditional Japanese decor and elegant touches. The menu boasts a variety of delectable options, from beautifully crafted wagashi featuring seasonal ingredients to refreshing kakigori in unique flavors like matcha and yuzu. Don't miss out on their creamy gelato, made with premium ingredients for a silky smooth texture that melts in your mouth. Whether you're a sweet tooth or a dessert connoisseur, Sabo Kirara offers a culinary experience that is both authentic and unforgettable in the bustling food scene of Kamakura.

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Sabo Kirara Overview


16-7 Onarimachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0012


+81 (0) 467-24-9741


8 minute walk from Kamakura Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 10:30AM-6:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Sat: 10:300AM-6:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Outdoor seating



Sabo Kirara Reviews

Sabo Kirara Google Average Rating



The shiratama in this place is huge. Definitely the thing you should eat here. The waiting line and service takes quite a while though but if you’re craving for anmitsu cream this is the place to go.

You’re probably gonna wait 30-60 mins to get in


This cafe has long been famous for its large shiratama dumplings and Uji shiratama. They are served freshly boiled and are soft and very tasty.
Originally there was a long line because of its popularity, but recently the seats have been reduced by half due to Corona, and the waiting time has become longer. On holidays, you have to wait in line outside for about an hour. It is cold and freezing in winter because of the shade. In addition, the inside of the cafe is also ventilated and cold. I wish they would change the system of waiting for an hour in front of the cafe and use other methods such as calling by cell phone. I think that would make it less dense, eliminate complaints from neighbors, and prevent accidents from happening. Please do so.
Sweetness is very satisfying and Shiratama is just incredible!


Ordered the Uji matcha anmitsu without ice cream. If you like shiratama, then these large soft chewy ones will delight you. Otherwise it’s very good but not sure if I would wait more than 30 minutes to get a table next time.

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