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  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
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    4.0
    2329 Reviews
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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.

    We visited in the afternoon before the crowds- lots of great shops inside and we were lucky to also have the Christmas market outside. Worth a visit to browse or buy.

  • Yamashita Park
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    4.0
    1844 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.

    i love this place very much, the beauty and environment is truly beautiful. i could tell this is must visit place for tourist.

  • Sankeien Garden
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    4.5
    1110 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.

    Not only the park is big and has a lot of different plants in it. Also you can see a lot of old house which were saved from beein scraped. This founders bought the house and brought them to this...

  • Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
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    4.0
    1049 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.

    This place was a complete let down, we were expecting a lot more. Now we went with the understanding this wasnt going to be on par with Disney or USJ but wow. For one thing three rides were not...

  • Fujiko F Fujio Museum
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    4.5
    611 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.

    A 5 minute bus ride from Noborito-Station will take you to the Doraemon Museum. Kids love the place and if you want to be here, you must make sure to purchase tickets before you visit. The museum...

  • Hakone Grasunomori Museum (Hakone Venetian Glass Museum)
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    4.0
    862 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.

    A little piece of Italy in Japan. See in gardens their is a range of Venetian glass small and large on display. It was relaxing wandering through the gardens looking at pieces

  • Pola Museum of Art
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    4.5
    761 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara Ozukayama 1285
    The museum exhibits approximately 9,500 works of art collected over a number of decades by Mr. Tsuneshi Suzuki, the owner of the Paula Orbis group known for Paula cosmetics. The collection of Impressionists’ work is also said to be the greatest in both quality and quantity in Japan. The architecture overflows with a translucent quality due to the abundant amount of glass used which is a feature of the museum, and art can be appreciated in the abundant greenery and light which shines in through the enormous picture windows. A promenade was opened in 2013 so you can stroll at your ease in the middle of nature while listening to the birds singing.

    The building itself is worth a visit. This is not meant to detract from the interesting, worthwhile exposition of modern art. You can actually walk to it from Gora train station. Don’t miss

  • YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD
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    4.0
    651 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.

    We really enjoyed the view from the ferris wheel in the evening. So many lights and the bay of Yokohama.

  • Enoshima Aquarium
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    4.0
    648 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...

  • Nogeyama Zoo
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    4.0
    598 Reviews
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    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.

    You cant beat seeing animals for free. Yes, absolutely free. Granted, we arrived just slightly before closing (we lost our way), but there was still much to see - giraffes, a lion, a tiger...

  • Hakone Gora Park
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    3.5
    550 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.

    The Autumn leaves is beautiful. We had a nice and relaxing lunch in the cafe in the park. Truely enjoyed the experience.

  • Zoorasia - Yokohama Zoological Gardens
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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.
  • The Little Prince Museum in Hakone
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    4.0
    519 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara 909
    A museum dedicated to the world-famous children’s story The Little Prince and the author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry located in the Sengokuhara area of Hakone Town, Kanagawa Prefecture. The museum’s central exhibition hall presents the life of Saint-Exupéry and the writing of The Little Prince. The museum grounds also feature a recreation of an early 20th century French townscape, a beautiful garden, a restaurant serving delicious Little Prince-inspired dishes, and a shop.

    Interesting small museum close to Hakone Highland hotel. Should be visited if you with kids in this area to introduce this famous book and get taste of French townscape and garden.

  • Yokohama World Porters
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    4.0
    410 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...

  • Yokohama Museum of Art
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    4.0
    299 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.

    Arriving at Yokohama Port as part of our 14 day Maasdsam cruise encircling Japan, we exited the new Oshanbashi Yokohama Int. Passenger Terminal, using the clean restrooms before walking 400 m to the...

  • Lalique Museum Hakone
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    4.5
    267 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara 186-1
    An art museum located in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture. The museum’s collection consists of some 1,500 pieces created by French jeweler and glass artisan René Lalique. The museum’s standing exhibition displays approximately 230 select items from amongst this collection. Visitors can view pioneering masterpieces which anticipated modern jewelry trends, perfume bottles, flower vases, and building ornamentation produced by Lalique in the latter stage of his career. There’s also an actual Orient Express train car which was decorated by Lalique and which visitors can actually see inside.

    Don’t miss this visit which I discovered because of bad weather forbidding cruising the lake ! Some very nice pieces exhibited there in a beautifully designed museum. Great taste throughout !

  • Hakone Museum of Art
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    4.5
    234 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.

    We hadnt planned to visit this but were on the cable car passing by and when they announced it we thought we would pop in to take a look. From our point of view it was worth it just to walk through...

  • Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery
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    4.0
    299 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Takashima 1-1-1
    This gallery was constructed as part of the Nissan Motor Co. head office in 1-Chome, Takashima, Nishi Ward, Yokohama City. There are vehicle displays, such as Nissan’s commercially-available cars, race cars, historical cars, and concept cars, as well as document exhibits which trace Nissan’s history. Every day they hold a test drive even where you can ride a Nissan car and follow a course set up on the general roads and highways nearby. Additionally, you’ll find a shop that sells all Nissan goods and a cafe.

    What a car feature! you can also buy useful souvenirs and play on the robotic chairs etc. Great facilities for a snack- expensive, and bathrooms are clean and flash! There are always smaller displays...

  • Narukawa Art Museum
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    4.0
    223 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...

  • Okada Museum of Art
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    4.5
    249 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Kowakudani 493-1
    An art museum located in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture. The museum has five floors of exhibition space, making it one of the largest art museums in Hakone. Focusing primarily on ancient to modern East Asian pottery and early modern to modern Japanese painting, including Japan's leading artists Katsushika Hokusai, Kitagawa Utamaro, Ito Jakuchu, and Yokoyama Taikan. The museum exhibits some 450 separate works of art. There's also a cafe, footbath, garden, and museum shop, giving visitors the chance to experience both art and the seasonal beauty of Hakone up close.

    We cannot speak more highly of this wonderful museum. It has marvelous works displayed beautifully. The screen paintings are breathtaking, It also has a lovely spot for delicious lunch.

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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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