Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Kotoku-in Temple (Kamakura Daibutsu)
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    4.5
    3055 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 4-2-28
    A Pure Land Buddhist temple founded by the great priest Honen. The 11.3 meter tall, 121 ton giant copper Buddha statue known as the Kamakura Daibutsu, a National Treasure, is the temple’s principal object of worship and depicts a seated Amitabha. The original daibutsu was made of wood and was destroyed by a typhoon. The copper form of the current statue first began to be cast in 1252. This figure, too, was damaged by typhoons and earthquakes but was repaired each time, leading to its current excellent condition. The interior of the statue can be viewed and from here visitors can see evidence of the repairs that have been made.

    Kotoku-in, the Daibutsu (Big Buddha) Temple - the landmark of Kamakura. I took a bus from the train station which is also a bus terminal, in fact several buses go past that area. Had to pay an...

  • Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
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    4.0
    1062 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Hakkeijima
    This leisure complex is located on Hakkeijima Island in Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama City. The island, which features an aquarium, attractions, a shopping mall, a hotel, a marina, and more, offers more than enough activities for a full day of fun for people of all ages. The island's aquarium, its main attraction, is comprised of four facilities. It offers hands-on programs where visitors can interact with the animals, a wide variety of live shows, seasonal events, and more. Admission to the island is free and visitors can enjoy its restaurants, cafes, and shops while talking a walk along its promenade.

    Sea Paradise is an excellent place to go with the whole family. There is a variety of food, attractions, as well as a very nice aquarium, complete with dolphin show. Prices are reasonable, and a...

  • Enoshima
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    4.5
    1094 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima
    Enoshima is a tied island connected to the mainland via a sandbar. Known for its picturesque scenery since ancient times, the island is also home to Enoshima-jinja Shrine and numerous other historic Shinto shrines. Sightseeing spots have continued to accrue on the island over time, including the Samuel Cocking Garden as well as a stone monument dedicated to the 1964 Olympics. The Enoshima Sea Candle lighthouse, which is lit up beautifully at night, is a more recent addition. In times past and today, Enoshima remains a popular tourist destination visited by countless travelers.

    Was looking for lunch on the way to Fujigawaguchiko and we hit this town. A seaside area with much to see and eat. A day trip for those from Tokyo seems viable but I was driving so can’t comment much...

  • Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
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    4.0
    1615 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yukinoshita 2-1-31
    Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was called the guardian deity of the samurai of Kamakura. The story of the shrine began when Minamoto no Yoriyoshi transferred the division of the kami (deity) from Iwashimizu Hachimangu in Kyoto, where he prayed for good fortune in warfare, to Yuigahama and re-enshrined Hachiman kami as the clan deity of the Minamoto clan after the Oshu region was pacified. Later, when Minamoto no Yoritomo entered Kamakura under the banner of reviving the Minamoto clan, the shrine was moved to its current location, and was later reorganized into two shrines, the upper and lower shrines, befitting the Kamakura shogunate's sosha (headquarters). The shrine is still popular today as a shrine associated with the samurai Genji clan and Minamoto no Yoritomo, and is sometimes counted as one of the three major Hachiman shrines. Yabusame (traditional horseback archery) ritual is held every year in spring and fall, performed by the samurai archer dressed in traditional hunting costumes from the Kamakura period. It is spectacular.

    Huge compound surrounded by a few gardens, long flight of stairs to the top but cant go into the temple itself so its just walking around on the outside. Theres also a Maruyama Inari Shrine...

  • Hasedera Temple
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    4.5
    1733 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Hase 3-11-2
    Hasedera Temple is located around five minutes’ walk from Hase Station on the Enoden Line. Besides the Kannon Hall, which houses an impressive statue of Kannon (the Goddess of Mercy) with eleven heads, the temple complex also includes six other main buildings, including the Amida-do, Taikoku-do, and Benten-do buildings. Hasedera Temple is situated in one of the most scenic parts of Kamakura, and there is an observation platform with spectacular views of Kamakura’s streets and coastline. With beautiful trees and flowers that change with the seasons, the Hasedera Temple has been called “Kamakura’s Western Paradise,” and is affectionately known as the “temple of flowers.”

    Really great place to visit in Kamakura its a must see! The temple is beautiful however it also has a fantastic view next to it of the coastline which is great for some photos. There is also a...

  • Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal
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    4.5
    1619 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Kaigandori 1-1-4
    Located a seven minute walk from Nihon-Odori Station on the Minatomirai Line. A barrier-free passenger terminal where large passenger ships both domestic and international dock. The first floor has a hall and parking lot, while the second floor hosts the international departure and entry lobbies as well as shops. The open and airy rooftop area features a natural grass lawn and wood deck, and from where you can enjoy the view of Minato Mirai and ships moored at the pier. The facility also boasts a full array of establishments and amenities to ensure you can enjoy a whole day here, including shops selling sea-related souvenirs and mature restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic nightscape with your meal.

    This is the major pier for any cruise holidays in Japan. Yokohamas modern terminal is offers a pleasant boardwalk deck with an unbeatable panorama of the city. It is also conveniently connected to...

  • Sankeien Garden
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    4.5
    1148 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1
    The Sankeien garden is an extensive garden located in the Honmoku district of Southeast Yokohama, looking out over Tokyo Bay. The garden was created by Hara Sankei (Hara Tomitaro), an entrepreneur who made a fortune as a silk trader. Within the Sankeien, historic buildings relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura etc. have been skillfully positioned for best visual effect; the Sankeien now contains 10 buildings that have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties, and three that have been designated as Tangible Cultural Properties by Yokohama City Government. During Hara Sankei’s lifetime, the Sankeien garden played an important role in the cultivation and supporting of avant-garde artists; some of the classic works of modern Nihonga painting—including Maeda Seison’s “The Uprising of Enryaku-ji Monks” and Yokoyama Taikan’s “Ryuin”—were painted here.

    I have a yearly pass that’s truly one of the treasure of Yokohama. I would would recommend Visiting at different times of year.

  • Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum
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    4.0
    1011 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Shinyokohama 2-14-21
    This food theme park, which opened in the Shin-Yokohama district in 1994, was built around the concept of being able to eat ramen from all over the country without having to fly there. The interior, which recreates a Showa-period retro townscape, hosts famous ramen shops from not just all over Japan but from around the world. Attractions other than eating ramen include a gallery featuring exhibits on the history of ramen, a museum shop that offers souvenir ramen kits, a retro candy shop, events including live music, street performances, and picture story shows, and more. It is located a five-minute walk from JR Shin-Yokohama Station.

    This is a small museum that re-creates the old Tokyo alleys full of ramen shops. There is some text information about ramen and its history but most of it is in Japanese only. It takes 10-15 minutes...

  • Fujiko F Fujio Museum
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    4.5
    622 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Tama-ku Nagao 2-8-1
    A museum in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture which exhibits drawings by the manga artist Fujiko F Fujio, as well as related materials. Standing displays of color drawings from the museum’s collection of approximately 50 thousand are changed on a regular basis and include examples from popular series such as Doraemon, Perman, and Kiteretsu Daihyakka. Special exhibits are also held regularly which give visitors the chance to view rare drawings and other materials never allowed to leave the museum. The museum also has many other points of note, including a recreation of the artist’s work desk, an area where visitors can read the actual manga, and a popular gift shop.

    Most visitors come here with children. But if you love Doraemon, you can certainly enjoy this place. You can reach this place by riding a Doraemon-decorated shuttle bus from Noborito station. The...

  • Hakone Grasunomori Museum (Hakone Venetian Glass Museum)
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    4.0
    882 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara 940-48
    Located in Sengokuhara district, Hakone, the Hakone Grasunomori Museum (Hakone Venetian Glass Museum) is Japan’s first museum dedicated to Venetian glass. It actually comprises two museums: the Venetian Glass Museum itself, which has on display around 100 masterpieces of the delicate, finely-wrought Venetian glass for which there was a vogue among the noble families of Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries, and the Modern Glass Museum, which displays Venetian glass dating from the 19th century onwards. Particularly worth seeing is the approximately 10-meter-long crystal glass arch over the bridge between the garden and the Museums; the arch is made from around 160,000 pieces of crystal glass, which sparkle in the breeze. The Hakone Grasunomori Museum offers glassmaking experience activities (including sandblasting, etc.), with participants being able to make their own pieces to take home as a souvenir.

    We dined in the restaurant for lunch. The chicken wasn’t cooked well, but the rest of the food was very good and dessert was especially good with cheesecake, panna cotta and dense chocolate cake...

  • Enoshima Aquarium
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    4.0
    651 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Katasekaigan 2-19-1
    Nicknamed the “Enosui” by locals, this aquarium is located inside Shonan Kaigan Park. The aquarium’s beautiful exhibits, designed to evoke a wondrous undersea world, are quite popular. The spherical “Jellyfish Planet” aquarium houses 14 varieties of jellyfish lit up with beautiful lighting. Once every hour, the world’s first 3D projection mapped jellyfish show is held throughout the entire floor. Enoshima Aquarium is filled with entertainment. A school of some 8,000 Japanese sardines can be seen swimming in a giant aquarium replicating the environment of Sagami Bay. An edutainment facility, another exhibit at the aquarium maps ocean currents and presents the various sea life which visits the area seasonally.

    The ocean cafe by the dolphin stadium only take pasmo and cash so be ready. Popcorn, dippin dots, and chicken all for ¥1210. They suggest an hour here and that is definitely possible but it also...

  • Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Inn
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    3.5
    717 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Ninotaira 1297
    It is an all-weather hot spring theme park located in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture. In the amusement zone where you can have fun with your bathing suits on, there is a collection of unique baths which can be enjoyed by both adults and children such as the “Gods’ Aegean Sea” and the “Authentic Coffee bath”. In the open-air bath “Mori no Yu” which brims with Japanese style, you can melt into the magnificent nature of Hakone in the open-air baths and you can relax comfortably in the bath where the walls, floor and ceiling are clad in Hinoki cypress. Coming for a day trip is of course possible, but as there are also four official hotels it is also feasible to stay.

    Totally rated excellent! The relaxed atmosphere and plethora of soaking locations were overly pleasant. The view atop the stretched wall posted adjacent the hot springs waterfall gave a nice moment...

  • Zoorasia - Yokohama Zoological Gardens
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    4.0
    522 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Asahi-ku Kamishiranechou 1175-1
    Located in the Asahi Ward of Yokohama City, Zoorasia (Yokohama Zoological Gardens) is a zoo inspired by the vision of “Symbiosis of Life and Harmony with Nature.” Zoorasia covers a total area of approximately 53.3 hectares, making it Japan’s largest zoo. The name “Zoorasia” (combing “Zoo” and “Eurasia”) reflects the large size of the zoo, comparing it (tongue-in-cheek) to the size of the Eurasian continent. The zoo is divided into eight zones based on climatic and geographic conditions in different parts of the world, recreating the kinds of environment in which the animals live in the wild. Every summer, the zoo stays open in the evening as “Night Zoorasia”; public response to this initiative has been very positive.

    I left Queensland for the zoo around 1:00 pm. But between subways, trains, lunch and a bus I didnt arrive until 3:30 pm And it closes at 4:30 pm !!! Why didnt I research this ? Anyway, I power...

  • Yokohama Chinatown
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou
    This is Japan’s largest Chinatown in Naka Ward, Yokohama City, where more than 500 shops are lined up. This area is always bustling with local people and tourists seeking authentic Chinese cuisine and culture. The Chinese New Year and especially the parade and the lion dance are events which are representative of Yokohama’s tourism. In all directions into Chinatown, there are gates with guardian deities enshrined in each of these gates: there is the Choyo-mon gate in the east, the Suzaku-mon gate in the south, the Enpei-mon gate in the west and the Genbu-mon gate in the north. The Suzaku-mon gate is convenient for coming from and going to Yokohama Motomachi.
  • YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD
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    4.0
    681 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2-8-1
    YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD is an urban-type three-dimensional amusement park in the Minato Mirai 21 district. “Cosmo Clock 21”, a large Ferris wheel built for the opening of the Yokohama Exposition which was held in 1989 is a landmark structure. COSMOWORLD is divided into three zones: the “Wonder Amuse Zone” with its scary rides, the “Burano Street Zone” with its popular attractions and the “Kids Carnival Zone” for children. COSMOWORLD has no entrance charge, and is structured so that customers can use the facilities by purchasing individual tickets for each attraction. COSMOWORLD is illuminated at night and it is also known as a good night viewing spot.

    An iconic theme park in Yokohama! There is no entrance fee to enter the theme park and it is by pay per ride. Prices range from 300 – 700 yen depending on the attraction or ride. You can just walk...

  • LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza
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    4.0
    566 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Saiwai-ku Horikawacho 72-1
    A large commercial facility directly accessible from JR Kawasaki Station. There are a variety of shops and facilities such as those dealing in fashion, interior, general merchandise, cuisine, services, and culture. With good access to the station, it's always lively. A roughly 60-meter diameter courtyard acts as the core of the community and has two stages where various events are held.

    This mall has everything, from clothes, to food and everything else thats needed. Also, it has an open space where a few things are organized. When I visited, i could see a dance competition...

  • Hōkokuji Temple
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    4.5
    706 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Joumyouji 2-7-4
    The Hōkokuji Temple (famous in Japan as the “Bamboo Temple”) was founded in 1334 on the orders of Ashikaga Ietoki, the grandfather of Ashikaga Takauji (the first Shogun of the Ashikaga Shogunate). Visitors can drink tea in the Kyuko-an teahouse while viewing the bamboo grove. The writing table that the literary giant Kawabata Yasunari used while writing “The Sound of the Mountain” is preserved in the Hon-do (Main Hall). Zazen meditation sessions are held in the Kasho-do hall on Sundays; beginners are welcome.

    Beautiful temple and shuttle this visit between the big Buddha and walking street will be perfect for a full day outing. We drove and lucky to get car park. Parking is limited and stroller friendly.

  • Yokohama Arena
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    4.0
    182 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Shinyokohama 3-10
    This multipurpose event arena, first opened in April 1989, can accommodate up to 17,000 people. Able to host concerts, ceremonies, and a variety of other events, Yokohama Arena has also been selected as one of the 100 best event halls in Japan. Yokohama Arena offers a full suite of features, including giant video monitor systems, sound systems suitable for a variety of events, and universally designed facilities. The surrounding area includes convenience stores, restaurants, and hotels as well.

    コロナ非常事態宣言解除後感染対策をしっかりして催し物を再開し、以来一度も感染者を出していないと聞いており、こんなときだが安心して入場できた。 当方コンサートで利用したが、室内だがグッズ売場が入場口の真裏でかなり離れており、利用者が隔離されるような格好になっていた。 ホール内に入る際に検温があり消毒させられたが、グッズ売場までどこにも触る機会がないにも関わらずまた消毒させられ、さらに販売窓口で販売員...

  • Nissan Stadium
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    4.0
    250 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Kodukuechou 3300
    This stadium is famous in part as the home stadium of the Yokohama F. Marinos soccer team. The 2002 FIFA World Cup final game was also held here. One of the stadium’s distinctive features is its dedication to maintaining the natural lawn field in perfect condition throughout the year. The stadium is also one of the largest in Japan, seating up to 72,327. The stadium was designed with a variety of features to make it easier for spectators and athletes to feel a sense of unity. In addition to sporting events, the stadium also holds tours of its lawn. A food court and shops are also located in the facility.

    The title of the review says it all , really. Went to three RWC games there - each time the staff were fantastic, and the seats good, but each time the queues, especially those for the toilets, were...

  • Nogeyama Zoo
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    4.0
    620 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Oimatsuchou 63-10
    This zoo is located inside of Nogeyama Park, which sits on a hilltop overlooking the 21 districts of Minatomirai. Admission is free. Visitors can see 2,500 animals from around 100 species including lions, tigers, and giraffes. The zoo also has an indoor climate-controlled reptile exhibit. Watching the staff breed and care for the crocodilians and tortoises is popular with visitors. At the zoo's Nakayoshi Hiroba (Friendship Plaza), visitors can actually pet and feed animals such as guinea pigs and mice, allowing them to feel the warmth of animals up close.

    Walk uphill from train station to here. Book a animal petting session at the entrance or scan a QR code but we found it too tedious to do the Japanese form filling on our phones. So we went to the...

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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo’s most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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