Things To Do In kanagawa


Special Things To Do to travel in kanagawa Prefecture that Japanese travelers and locals recommend.

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Otawatsutsuji Hill

Fifty Thousand Azaleas Spreading All Over The Hill

The whole hill is fragrant with the azaleas. Though the park is usually quiet, many families, couples and friends enjoy flowers in this season. I like the scene of blooming flowers and smiling people.

Setoyashiki

300years Old House Of Thatched And Hipped Roof Standing In The Ashigara Plain. And A Scene Of A Water Wheel

It's a symbolic old house in the smallest town Kaisei-machi in Kanagawa. In 6000 square meters site surrounded with waterways, a main big house of an impressive thatched roof, a storehouse, a gate called yakui-mon and a water wheel. Even now, it's used for several events.

7000 Hanging Hina Dolls & 300 Yeas Old Ones. 'Hina Matsuri' At Seto-yashiki House

In an old house built 300 years ago, over 7000 hanging dolls and sitting hina dolls are very imposing! Possessed carefully since Edo period, 300 years old 'Kyoho Hina' and Japanese dolls with full of human touch are the display for a peach blossom's seasonal festival that paints Ashigara Village.

Hakone Shrine

Famous Spiritual Power Spot In Kanto Region! Mysterious Torii Gate On the Lake

A shrine famous for the divine help for money and success in life stands along the Ashino-ko Lake. If the weather is good, you can see the torii and Mt.Fuji together on the lake from the opposite bank.

Matsuda Yama Herb Garden (Nishihirabatake Park)

Illumination At Ashigara Plain Is Like A Glittering Jewelry Box

At 5 p.m. when the sunset tints Mt.Fuji seen on the west with red, and Ashigara Plain begins to be lit, the illumination turns on a light. Matsuda mountainside is shining! Christmas Illumination lasts till 12/25. And it's going to be lit again during 1/7-9 and color the New Year .

Yushin Valley

Unknown Superb View Of Kurokura Upriver! A Clear Stream Of 'Yuushin Blue'

It's in the upper reaches of Kurokura River at Nishitanzawa Yamakita cho. The natural beauty weaved of deep green and autumn leaves make us forget the trekking tiredness. To the destination, you go through the hand-dug tunnels and pitch-dark ones, and walk 7km to the Kumaki dam from Kurokura area.

Odawara Castle

After 'Great Repairs In Heisei Era', The New Donjon As A Symbol Of Castle Town Odawara

May 1st, 2016, Odawara Castle's renewal opening comes round. It has a connection with Hojo Soun and every May 3rd holds a festival 'Hojo Godai'. In the sight, there's a Children Amusement Park, it's also a place of recreation and relaxation for families.

Jogashima Island

The Biggest Island Of Kanagawa! Untouched Nature Glowing In The Setting Sun

Jogashima Island is located at the southernmost of Misaki Peninsula. There're much untouched nature, and little artificial things. You can see especially moving scenery in the glowing setting sun.

Sea And Sky Only. Two Michelin Starred Joga-shima Island

Wide blue sky and dynamic heavy sea make you feel the sense of freedom. The geologic strata telling the earth's history bare the surfaces, the great nature changes in each season. Its scenery interests me very much.

YOKOHAMA ENGLISH GARDEN

Come Into A Fairy Tale World!? A Garden With 1700 Kinds Of Roses

For the perpetual roses, you can see many kinds of roses from spring to autumn. And they plant the different colors of roses for each areas, so you have various impressions every places, which is one of the attractions of this garden.

Kurihama Hana no Kuni

Fantastic Power And Popularity! Godzilla Loved In Yokosuka

Based on the setting of the first move that a moving godzilla was found at the sea of Kannonzaki, after many processes, the godzilla playground slide was set up here. Children can play with a godzilla as powerful as him in Hollywood or Japan's movies.

Miura Seashore Kazazu-zakura Festival

Spring Has Come In Miura Peninsula! Collaboration Of Kawazu-zakura & A Stylish Keikyu Train

Kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms in Miura Peninsula can be seen in the area of a railway track of Keihin Express. Vivid color early cherry blossoms and deep yellow canola flowers of the peninsula reaches their best season in February. And, if a train with unique coloring comes into the scenery, it becomes more beautiful that makes you want to take pictures.

Meigetsuin

A Temple Of Hydrangeas

In June, there are 2500 trees of hydrangeas blooming at the approach and the precincts of the temple. They choose the breed and the color of hydrangeas. Because of that, I feel the dignified and modest beauty. The scenery was like a very color of Japanese rainy season.

Nihon Odori Avenue

Beautiful Townscape Of Japan's First European Style Avenue

Nihon Odori Avenue connects Yokohama Park and Zou-no hana Park. Sitting on the sidewalk café among the European retro avenue and buildings, you can enjoy the beautiful townscape. I want to go around and come back again to see the different scenes of day and night, the avenue is worth doing like that.

Owakudani

The Volcanic Smoke Is Just Over There! A Spring 'Shinsen-no Yu' With The Strongest Sacred Power

Owakudani is now crowded with people after the partly lifting of entry control. It's just the strongest powerful spot where people can enter now, a spring named 'Shinsen-no Yu' and Enmei Jizo-son, at the gate to the plot of volcanic smoke which is now closed down. After cleaning your hands in the warm spring, you can pour the spring over Jizo-son and pray... You'll be so refreshed!

Yokohama Red Bricks Warehouse

Black Of 100 Year Tiles & Red Of Bricks. Warehouses With Beautiful Contrast Of History At A Port Of Yokohama

One of the popular tourist spots 'Yokohama Red Bricks Warehouse'. Of course, it’s a nice spot for shopping and eating you can meet in only Yokohama. And you can also enjoy the beautiful contrast of tiles and bricks against the blue sea, elaborate designs and historical colors that exceed the functions of warehouse.

Yokosuka Irises Park

412 Kinds And 140 Thousand Sweet Flags In Full Bloom

The rainy season lends charm to purple sweet flags. You can enjoy seeing the colorful sweet flags in lots of kinds. A water wheel going around calmly and an appearance of a hana-tsumi musume (a girl gathering withered flowers) make us feel the landscape of old times somehow.

Hakone Sengokuhara Pampas Grass Prairie

Autumn In Hakone. A Prairie With Trembling Golden Pampas Grass

A pampas grass prairie on Sengokuhara Daiga-take Mountain tells us autumn has come in Hakone. Pampas grass surrounds National Route 75, and makes the 2km drive wonderful! At sunset, you can see the impressive pampas grass shining gold!

Kaisei Ajisai no Sato

500 Hydrangea Trees Surrounding The Rural Districts

5000 hydrangea trees are planted along the waterways. Large flowered hydrangeas are seen beautifully with the green of rice plants, and many people come to walk around in early summer.

Hakone Tozan Train

Nearly Touch From The Window!   A Mountain Climbing Train Goes Through Ten Thousand Hydrangeas.

Many people come to see the sight of a Hakone Tozan train climbing the steep slopes through the hydrangeas planted very close to the railroads during June and July. At night, you can ride on a train named Ojisai-go going slowly in the illuminated hydrangeas.

Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal

360°Fine View! Roof Top 'Kujira No Senaka' (Whale's Back)

Popular as a destination for the sightseeing bus tour, it's an international passenger terminal. Just as the nickname 'Whale's Back', its roof top with the unique curves and geometric forms, commands the special view. There're always people who take pictures of the sea over the wood deck and Yokohama all day.

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