Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Yamashita Park
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    4.0
    1889 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 279
    This public park which opened in 1930 was built on land reclaimed with rubble from the Great Kanto Earthquake. This is a highly popular tourist spot as there are many monuments such as “The Girl in the Red Shoes Statue” and you can get an unbroken view of the sea and Bay Bridge. Again, it is also known as a famous spot for roses, with there being many roses in the fullness of bloom every spring and autumn in the sunken flowerbeds. The park is a three-minute walk from Motomachi Chukagai Station.

    横浜の最も有名な公園の一つです。西北西-東南東に長く伸びた敷地を持ち、四季折々の花々を楽しみつつ、散策やペットの散歩に最適な公園です。広々とした芝生の公園もあり、のんびり昼寝をする人もいれば、ボールやフリスビー等で遊ぶ人もいます。他の沿岸部の公園と同様に、東京湾側には成人の腰の高さ程度の柵しかないため、ボール等が海に落ちるとほぼ回収不可能となりますので注意が必要です。 昼と打って変わって、夜は絶好...

  • Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
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    4.0
    1064 Reviews
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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.

    Hakkejima has not aged well over the years and inclement weather doesnt help - all the rides were closed; the aquarium, however, is its saving grace - well-kept, informative, and a dolphin and...

  • Sankeien Garden
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    4.5
    1144 Reviews
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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.

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

  • Hakone Grasunomori Museum (Hakone Venetian Glass Museum)
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    4.0
    879 Reviews
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    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.

    I love the Hakone Glass Forest. We enjoyed our time there. The glass creations are splendid. Would visit again.

  • Zoorasia - Yokohama Zoological Gardens
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    4.0
    521 Reviews
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    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 COSMOWORLD
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    4.0
    674 Reviews
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    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.

    Conveniently located next to Yokohama World Porter, Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, Cup Noodle Museum, and Queens Square Yokohama in the Minato Mirai area. The ferris wheel is definitely something you...

  • Yokohama Arena
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    4.0
    184 Reviews
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    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.

    The seat on the floor offers a very good views.Organization was great as well. Also,beverages was not very expensive.

  • Hakone Gora Park
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    3.5
    568 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Goura 1300
    Located near Gora Station, the last stop on the Hakone Tozan Railway, Hakone Gora Park was Japan’s first French-style garden. The Park, which was opened in 1914, is a National Registered Monument. With wide-open spaces open to the sky and surrounded by mountains, the Park features a symmetrical design centered round a fountain. A wide variety of plants are grown in the Park, which is renowned for its flowers; the Park’s appearance changes with the seasons. A tropical plants house, tearoom and experiential activities center are situated within the Park, making it possible to engage in a range of different activities in the same visit.

    This is a delightful park with beautiful garden landscapes and wonderful exotic green houses filled with exotic floral greenery. Lovely place to roam. Also within this setting is a unique craft...

  • Yokohama World Porters
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    4.0
    413 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2-2-1
    Located a five minute walk from Bashamichi Station on the Minatomirai Line. A shopping mall located in the new port area of Minato Mirai 21. The facility’s spacious establishments include fashionable clothing stores, interior design shops, lifestyle goods stores, and restaurants. There’s also a movie theater and even an amusement park, ensuring you can enjoy a whole day here. You can get taste of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Town area on the first floor, where you’ll find a variety of Hawaiian goods and popular Hawaiian souvenirs as well as Hawaiian food.

    We have visited many many many malls on this holiday. Although we look for ‘different items’ to make sure we aren’t buying what we could just get at home, sometimes the stuff is just way off and...

  • Mikasa Park
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    4.0
    276 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Yokosuka-shi Inaokacho 82
    "This municipal history park, located a 15-minute walk from Keikyu Yokosuka-chuo Station, faces Yokosuka New Port and was designed based on the theme of ""water, light, and sound."" One of Yokosuka's top parks, it was selected for inclusion in the 100 Best Historical Parks in Japan list and the Japan's 100 Best City Parks list. Visitors can enjoy such park facilities as a water fountain which shoots jets of water in time with music, a wall fountain, and 18-meter-tall monument, and a murmuring river running through the grounds. The Mikasa, a battleship used during the Russo-Japanese War, is preserved as a memorial at the wharf in the park, and visitors can view historical artefacts from the time it was in service inside the vessel."

    Great place to run and play on a sunny day. Beautiful park, explore the ship, burn off energy, enjoy the waterfront.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PACIFICO Yokohama
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minatomirai 1-1-1
    This convention center is in the Minato Mirai area. The Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama is one of the largest international conference halls in the world and hosts big global gatherings. It's connected to the Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel and the National Convention Hall, the only national conference hall in Eastern Japan. It's also a MICE complex and holds a wide variety of events.
  • Yokohama Museum of Art
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    4.0
    309 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minatomirai 3-4-1
    This art museum is notable for its distinctive symmetrical stonework exterior and for the open atrium of its grand gallery. In addition to seven exhibit halls, the museum boasts an art information center with a collection of more than 110,000 books, artist workshops, and more, making it one of the country's largest art museums. The museum, which has a collection of more than 12,000 works of modern and contemporary art, holds a wide variety of exhibitions. It is located a three-minute walk from Minatomirai Station on the Minatomirai Line.

    Thinking thatthis would be a good museum to see and learn from the areas history, well this was the plan. The lines were extremly long, but we had walked all this way, we were tired and wanted to go...

  • Odawara Castle Park
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    4.0
    225 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.

    The best place to visit. If you go there you will feel calm. New energy comes here if you visit. Go once!

  • Fujiko F Fujio Museum
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
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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.

    This cafe is in Fujiko Fijio Museum. All dishes are featured characters created by Fujiko Fujio such as Doraemon, Little ghost Q-taro and the others.

  • Yokosuka Museum of Art
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    4.5
    192 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Kamoi 4-1
    This museum is located in Yokosuka City's Kannonzaki Park. In addition to the various exhibition areas, there is a Mountain Plaza and an Ocean Plaza facing the forest and the sea, letting guests view the ocean or do some forest bathing. The museum annex and the Rokuro Taniuchi Hall displays work by Rokuro Taniuchi, an artist who does the cover of the Weekly Shincho magazine. Events such as art markets and workshops are held from time to time.

    The Art museum focuses on contemporary art in Japan. This includes artists of new and old. Allow about two hours to see everything that the museum offers. Wear walking shoes because the art work...

  • Hakone Museum of Art
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    4.5
    244 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Goura 1300
    This is the most historical museum in Hakone. The museum exhibition mainly focuses on Japanese “Yakimono” (earthenware) from the Jomon period through to the Edo period such as vases and pots produced from the Kamakura through to the Muromachi period in the six sites where the production of ceramic ware began in ancient Japan. On the grounds the scenery can be enjoyed from season to season as there are such attractions as the “moss garden” which is colored with moss and autumn colors, “the Japanese clover path” which is at its best in September and also the Chinese style “bamboo garden”. It is also famous for its autumnal leaf display, especially in November when the garden’s leaves change color all at once.

    Lovely historical pottery and ceramics. Not big but thoughtful, well displayed pieces. The big surprise is the exquisite garden surrounding it. The moss garden especially.

  • Yomiuri Land
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    Tokyo Inagishi Yanokuchi 4015-1
    An amusement park first opened in 1964 whose grounds straddle the city of Inagi in Tokyo and Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture. In addition to amusement park staples such as roller coasters and other thrilling rides, a Ferris wheel, and go-carts; Yomiuri Land also hosts more unusual attractions, like ride’s modeled after a car factory and Nissin’s U.F.O. instant yakisoba noodles. The park is filled with other fun and interesting things to see and do, as well, including a barbecue area, summer pool, seal show, character show, and winter park illumination.
  • Narukawa Art Museum
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    4.0
    221 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Motohakone 570
    It is a museum built on the banks of Hakone’s Lake Ashi. Since the museum opened in 1988, its collection with its focus on contemporary Japanese paintings has surpassed 4,000 pieces and even now continues to increase. The museum is among the first to collect and exhibit works by not just famous artists but also works by artists who show promise for the future. From the one-sided 50-meter-wide picture window which stretches out inside the building, one can look out over the large panorama of Lake Ashi, Hakone. You can also enjoy tea and desserts from precious fine art handicraft serving dishes by Koji Ishii and Ryo Mikami in the museum’s “Kisetsufu” (Seasonal Wind) tea lounge.

    I visited the museum located in Hakone Lake Ashi quite late in the evening with a tourist bus. It was a rainy day so I was not able to enjoy the picturesque view of lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji from 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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