Most Beautiful Places In Kanagawa Prefecture

Here're most beautiful places in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. There're many breathtaking views such as Yushin Valley with unbelievably clear river, and Hakone Sengokuhara of the gold pampas grass prairie. Then, we selected most beautiful ones from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been to Kanagawa.

Most Beautiful Places In Kanagawa Prefecture [1-10]

1Hakone 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.

2Jogashima 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.

3Houkoku-ji Temple

A Healing Place Of Fantastic Bamboo Grove

Leave the east gate of Kamakura Station, take the bus at the 5th bus stop, and get off at the 'Jomyo-ji', then walk 2min. The bamboo grove appearing after a little steep slope. I recommend to take a walk wearing 'yukata' in this 'THE' Japanese space. You can rent yukata.

4Otawa Azalea's 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.

5Yushin 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.

6Owakudani

Very Strong! The Current Gorge Of Hell You Feel The Active Volcano

Clouds of white smoke and strong smell of sulfur forming from rugged rocks. You can see these activities of the volcano very near. Owaku-dani is the site of explosion crater made by eruption of Hakone Volcano 3000 years ago.

7Yuigahama Beach

Shonan Before Swimming Summer. Heaven For Surfers

At Yuiga-hama seashore, many people enjoy surfing all day thorough the year except for swimming season between July and August. You can also enjoy body boat enough even during the swimmable time.

9Tanzawa Lake: Miho Dam

The Deep Green Reflected On The Lake And Great Nature Of Tanzawa

Tanzawa Lake: Miho Dam, is also famous for its structure. A wonderful panoramic view of Tanzawa's nature in each season. And as one of the 100 best view spots for Fuji, it commands the beautiful Mt.Fuji in sunny day!

10Osanbashi 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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