Over the years whenever I stayed in the Kanto-area I spent the weekends visiting music shops, drinking coffee, anything to while away the lonely time spent away from home. How a homebody spent his career traveling internationally is another story, but let's just say that if it weren't for limited overhead luggage racks, Japan and a love of music I never would have found the ukulele or UkuleleJapan.com!
Had I know that I could indulge my love of music, coffee, old temples, and Japanese craftsmanship going to just one friendly shop I would have spent the entire weekend there! Quiet Village, located 6 stops from Kamakura's main railway station is in its own words "...a quirky place at the top of a hill in Shichirigahama" where the atmosphere lazy, the coffee is good, and the music fine. Now that's my kind of place.
Best of all, there are lots of ukuleles at Quiet Village. Even better is that you'll find some exquisite handcrafted Japanese ukuleles that will be better than most you'll ever see.
When we can all travel again be sure to visit Quiet Village, have a cup of Joe, and enjoy the instruments and the music.
If you can't wait until then, visit them here.
Then go there!
I'm an amateur ukulele player who happens to be fluent in Japanese. I hope that I can inspire you to learn more about the ukulele, Japan, or better yet, BOTH!