Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Enoshima Aquarium
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    4.0
    655 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.

    It’s crowed! Lots of families and students coming over and it’s great! The aquarium layout is so beautiful, made with artistic sensibilities and to be a reachable display to everyone. We made it out...

  • Odawara Castle Park
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    4.0
    222 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Odawara-shi Jonai Chinai
    Odawara Castle is believed to have first been built in the mid-15th century when the Omori clan advanced into the Odawara region. The present site of Odawara Castle is designated as a National Historic Site, including most of honmaru main compound and ninomaru secondary compound and part of the outer castle enclosure. It's now administered as a castle park centered on the honmaru for the enjoyment of history and castle lovers.

    Since we had some extra time, walked to this castle, near train station. The castle was okay, lots of walking up & down stairs. Lots of info in Japanese. But the grounds was great. There are monkeys...

  • Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History
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    4.5
    157 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Iryuda 499
    First opened in 1995, here visitors can learn about the 4.6 billion year history of the Earth and the diversity of life found on her. The museum’s standing exhibition is divided into four themes—the Earth, life, Kanagawa, and symbiosis. The exhibition includes over 10 thousand real specimens, including a meteorite in the shape of a globe, ancient dinosaur fossils, mammals, plants, and inspects. One of the highlights of the museum is its showroom filled with 27 of 3.2 meter tall giant encyclopedias containing various exhibits. The museum’s theater, showing nature documentaries and science-based quizzes, is also a popular attraction. A restaurant and museum shop can also be found inside. The closest station is Iriuda Station.

    We went with our young kids and really enjoyed a couple of hours here. Adults are 510 yen and kids under 4 are free. There are a couple of food options but also places to have a picnic if you bring...

  • Suzuhiro Kamaboko Museum
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    4.0
    149 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Kazamatsuri 245 Suzumiya inside Kamaboko
    This hands-on workshop facility is in Kazamatsuri, Odawara City. Each floor is divided into themes such as tradition and technique and food and chemistry. Guests can observe the manufacturing process and try their hands at making kamaboko and chikuwa fish cakes. On the second floor there is also a permanent gallery of work from their International Small Art Exhibition, Suzuhiro Kamaboko Board Painting Contest Besides kamaboko, original souvenirs are also for sale.

    Checking out from Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo we drove to Odawara, a city in Kanagawa, and the first stop was this famous producer of fish cake, or kamaboko, a traditional Japanese delicacy dating back to...

  • Nissan Stadium
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    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.
  • Fujiko F Fujio Museum
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    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.
  • Cupnoodles Museum
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2-3-4
    Cupnoodles Museum is an interactive museum that arouses creativity and curiosity through exhibitions and experiences related to instant noodles. At the museum, you can experience the creative thinking of Momofuku Ando, who developed the world’s first instant noodle. There are also many attractions which can be enjoyed by children as well as adults such as a workshop where you can make the world’s first “original cup noodles” and “chicken noodles”, leisure facilities where you can experience the manufacturing process of instant noodles and a food court where you can taste noodles from countries all over the world.
  • Sagamihara Asamizo Park
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    4.0
    85 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Sagamihara-shi Minami-ku Asamizodai 2317-1
    This roughly 45.3-hectare park has facilities like a water plaza, an obstacle course, and a petting zoo. It's highly popular, especially with families. The park has lots of colorful seasonal flowers, and a fence is covered in clematis, which are rather uncommon in Japan. Their Clematis Fair is held every May. About 200 types of 7,400 hydrangea burst into lovely bloom from early to late June.

    very big park. There are flower park(botanical building is not free), square, animal park. Children enjoy all the day.

  • Shonandaira (Komayama Park)
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Hiratsukashi Manda 790
    Komayama Park crosses Hiratsuka City and Oiso Town in Naka County. It is divided into multiple areas; there is a TV tower and a rest house viewing platform in the Shonandaira Zone. The Children's Forest Zone is a good place for a barbecue, and the Asama Volcano Zone lets you get in touch with nature. It's a great spot for viewing the cherry blossoms in spring and the nightscape when the sun goes down.

    2020.03.28 本日は桜吹雪です。 登る道中は桜のトンネルで、ドライブだけでも楽しめます。 お天気なら肉眼で東京タワーやスカイツリーも見えます。望遠鏡が無料で昼間は売店やレストランも開いてるし無料Wi-Fiもあります。 現在、子供の森は倒木のため閉鎖されています。 ブランコのあるところまでは行けます。 夜はよくイノシシを見かけますので、刺激しないようにお気をつけ下さい。

  • The Hakone Open-Air Museum
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Ninotaira 1121
    This was Japan’s first open-air Museum which was founded in 1969. Located on the grounds of a 70,000 meters squared premises with Hakone’s nature as a backdrop, the museum has a permanent display of approximately 120 masterpieces by modern and contemporary sculptors. Such large scale works of art couldn’t be displayed but for the outdoor space; there are also works of art which children can enter and play in, and you can touch the pieces of art as much as you want. At the Picasso Pavilion, there is the world’s top collection of 300 plus works which are open to the public. The hot spring foot bath which flows from the source is also popular. Alight at the Hakone Tozan Railway at Chokoku-no-Mori Station, from which it is a two-minute walk to the museum.
  • Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum
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    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.
  • Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
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    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.
  • Riviera Zushi Marina
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    4.0
    69 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Zushishi Kotsubo 5-23-9

    Nothing special...just pain old standardized hotel style food. Location is nice but dinning environment is just OK.

  • Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Okamoto 1018
    This botanical garden, a 16-minute walk from the West Exit of JR Ofuna Station, focuses on displaying gardening plants. Filled with beautiful seasonal plants for every season, the garden can be enjoyed year round. In addition to a restaurant and flower market, there is also a lawn area where visitors can enjoy a picnic. Each month, the director puts together a garden walk and provides a guided tour to visitors.

    We discovered this by accident post typhoon #19 Hagibis on Sun 13 Oct 2019. It was a short walk from Ofuna station along the river no more than 20 minutes and we were welcomed by very friendly and...

  • Nanasawa Forest Park
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Atsugishi Nanasawa 901-1
    A park said to be the largest urban park in the prefecture located in Atsugi City. In addition to offering barbecue and leisure facilities, the park also conducts forest therapy and nature experience programs. Many people also come here to enjoy walking or hiking along the park's undulating terrain.

    1st trip I did by myself here in Japan, easy to find and explore solo. Weather was perfect for hiking around and numbered points were easy to follow and figure out where you are. While adventuring a...

  • Odawara Flower Garden
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Kuno 3798-5
    This garden, located in Kuno, Odawara City, is brimming with seasonal flowers. One can enjoy the tropical plants in the domed conservatory as well as the abundant blooms in the rose garden. With over 200 varieties, the plum grove boasts the largest collection of plum trees in the Kanto region. The grove is barrier free disability accessible for all to enjoy a stroll through the beautiful blooms. Limited to summer only, the dancing fountain is available for children to dabble in the water on hot summer days.

    It was an amazing experience to see Japan with the help of a local tour operator Mr Rajesh Vaidya who can be reached on mobile +91 99696 82961 also on whatsapp on this same number. He conducts a...

  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 1-1
    A historical structure built as a government-bonded warehouse during the Meiji and Taisho periods, and nowadays it has become a multipurpose-type facility which holds cafes and restaurants. From the open plaza facing the sea you can look out over Yokohama Port and the scenery of Minato Mirai, while the buildings are illuminated in orange in the evening and from midday, a different fantastic atmosphere is created. A great number of events are held to match the season.
  • Sankeien Garden
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    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.
  • Kamakura Kokuhoukan Museum
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yukinoshita 2-1-1 (Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine)
    Kamakura Kokuhoukan Museum (“Kamakura National Treasures Museum”) is a history and art museum located within the precincts of the Tsurgaoka Hachimangu Shrine, which was opened in 1928. The exhibits include carvings, paintings, ancient documents etc. donated by local temples and shrines. The museum building is itself designated as a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property.

    Quiet little museum tucked in the outer grounds of Hachimangu that feature mostly Kamakura treasures of all shapes and sizes. Fascinating collection of temple statuary. Well worth seeing out.

  • Yokohama Stadium
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yokohamakouen
    Located a three minute walk from Yokohama Municipal Subway Kannai Station or Nihon-Odori Station on the Minatomirai Line. Situated in Yokohama Park a short walk from Kannai Station on the JR Negishi Line, the stadium is also an outdoor baseball field for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. In addition to professional and amateur baseball and American football games, the stadium is also used as a venue for concerts. The stadium hosts a variety of food stands as well. The mikan ice, shave ice topped with mikan mandarin oranges and covered with a sweet and sour sauce, is particularly popular in summer.

Kanagawa Areas

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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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