Sightseeing Spot Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Owakudani
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Sengokuhara 1251
    Owakudani is valley that was created by a volcanic eruption of Mt. Kami around 3,000 years ago. Owakudani is situated at 1,044 meters above sea level, and experiences severe weather, so it is advisable to wear long-sleeved clothing even in summer. The area is still affected by volcanic activity; steam and volcanic gases such as hydrogen sulfide continue to rise up out of the ground. Kuro-tamago, the “Black Eggs” of Owakudani, which are made by exposing eggs to the geothermal heat and chemical reactions resulting from volcanic activity, are very popular with visitors.
  • Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal
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    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.
  • Eishoji Temple
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Ogigayatsu 1-16-3
    This is a Jodoshu (Pure Land sect of Buddhism) temple in Ogigayatsu, Kamakura City. Its honorific mountain name is Tokozan and it is Kamakura’s only nunnery, founded by the nun Eisho-in. It was called the Mito Palace and the Mito Convent since daughters of the Mito clan served as the chief nun in the times before the Meiji period. Several areas on the temple grounds have been designated as Important Cultural Properties, including the temple building, which bears the vestiges from the time of its establishment, the main temple gate, and the belfry.

    The buildings are all original Edo period. The temple was a nunnery. There are a few smaller buildings, a worship place carved in the rock, a bamboo garden. Overall nice, but buildings not to be...

  • Southern Beach Chigasaki
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    Kanagawa Pref. Chigasakishi Nakakaigan 4-chome
    This swimming beach is located at the Chigasaki City Nakakaigan Beach. Looking directly out over the water one has a view of Eboshi-iwa and Izu Oshima Island, Enoshima to the east, and Mt. Fuji to the west. In the summer events such as the Southern Beach Festa and Southern Beach Chigasaki Fireworks Festival are held, and it is visited by many tourists. The Chigasaki Southern C monument, which also was featured on the cover of a popular band’s CD album cover, is popular as a spot to offer luck in matchmaking. Toilets and showers are available. During the summer, beach houses offer rentals of parasols and body boards and also sell original food items.
  • Tokyo Bay Ferry Kurihama Port
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Kurihama 8-17-20
    The ferry connecting Kurihama in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture and Kanaya in Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture docks here. The ferry takes about 40 minutes one way, and is an easy way to see the sights of Tokyo Bay. There’s also a food court and restaurant in the ferry terminal, where you can try Yokosuka specialties like Yokosuka Navy Curry and Misaki Maguro Nakaochi Bowl.
  • The inverted image of Mt. Fuji reflected in Lake Ashi
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Motohakone
    The image of Mt. Fuji reflected in the waters of Lake Ashi (Ashi-no-ko) is known as “Sakasa-Fuji” (“Inverted Mt. Fuji”) in Japanese, and is renowned as one of the most beautiful views of Mt. Fuji. When the conditions are just right (in the early morning, when there are no tourist boats etc. out on the Lake, and when the wind is not too strong), the crystal-clear water functions as a mirror, reflecting the mirror-image of Mt. Fuji. Whether you will be able to see the reflected image on any given day is a matter of luck.
  • Cape Manazuru
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunmanadurumachi Manaduru 1175-1
    Cape Manazuru is a tourism facility located in the town of Manazuru in Ashigarashimo County, and it is a favorite drive-in spot for tourists visiting the Manazuru Peninsula. Its shop sells dried seafood, Manazuru's most famous product, and there is a cafe that serves curry rice and other light meals. The terrace on the second floor affords views of Sagami Bay, the island of Hatsushima, and the famous Mitsuishi Rocks. The facility also includes the Endo Shell Museum, which contains a collection of the shells of many of the marine animals native to the waters around Japan.
  • Soga Plum Grove
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Sogabessho
    Soga Plum Grove is a collective name for the Bessho, Hara, and Nakagawara plum groves where visitors can take in various kinds of plum blossoms from about 35 thousand trees. It's crowded with tourists from February to early March for their annual Odawara Plum Festival. During that time, they hold events like horseback archery and performances of folk arts like Odawara lantern dancing.
  • Yugawara Plum Blossom Grove (Makuyama Park)
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunyugawaramachi Kajiya 951-1
    This park is located in Yugawara Town, Ashigarashimo County. This park, noted for its beautiful plum blossoms, is famous for the Plum Banquets, held during the peak season every year around early February to mid-March. During the plum season, many events are planned including Nogaku plays and night lighting of the blossoms which draws many couples and viewers. One can also enjoy the plum flavor soft-serve ice cream, only available at the Yugawara Plum Grove.
  • Okurayama Park
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Okurayama 2-10
    Okurayama Park is a municipal park located in Yokohama's Kohoku Ward. In addition to Okurayama Memorial Hall, the site of numerous concerts and art exhibits, the park contains stands of trees and a broad lawn that is a favorite picnic spot. The park contains 150 plum trees of 20 varieties, so it is a famous spot for viewing plum blossoms, attracting many visitors for blossom viewing parties during the season.
  • Shichirigahama Coast
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Shichirigahamahigashi 2-chome
    A 2.9 kilometer long beach facing Sagami Bay in the city of Kamakura. Offering a sweeping view of Enoshima, in 1996 it was selected as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful shores. In addition to being featured in the 2015 movie Our Little Sister, the area has been frequently used to film television dramas and other programs. Swimming is prohibited along the entire length of the beach.
  • Enoshima Ohashi Bridge
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    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima 1-chome
    Enoshima Ohashi Bridge is a vehicle overpass connecting Enoshima with the mainland. Enoshima Ohashi has been jointly selected as one of the 100 most beautiful bridges of Kanagawa together with the adjoining pedestrian Enoshima Benten Bridge. Enoshima Ohashi Bridge was along with Enoshima Yacht Harbor for the yachting competitions held during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Normally, there is nothing but ocean under the bridge, but during low tides, the seabed becomes exposed, forming a tombolo which connects Enoshima directly to the mainland.
  • Yokohama Kantei-Byo Shrine
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 140
    The military commander, Kanu who was famous for the “Annals of the Three Kingdoms” was deified and is a symbol of Chinatown worshiped as the god of prosperous businesses. In 1859, Japan opened to the world and the port of Yokohama also opened. Three years later, a Chinese person opened a small modest shrine while holding a wooden Kanu statue. This is said to be the beginning of the Yokohama Kantei-Byo Shrine. The first generation was built in the Meiji period, and the current one which was rebuilt in 1990 is the fourth one to be built. The gorgeous and luxurious building is packed with impressive traditional Chinese architectural techniques.
  • Jike Furusato Mura Shiki no Ie
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Aoba-ku Jikechou 414
    After disembarking at the Aobadai Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line, it’s just a two minute walk from the last stop of the bus bound for Kamoshida Danchi. This is located in the northwestern part of Yokohama City and an area where brilliantly colorful scenes of historic hillside paddies and mixed forests are preserved. One can enjoy the flora of violet, clover, and sakura in the spring, the green of the rice paddies in the summer, and the golden colored ears of rice and crimson foliage in the autumn, providing beautiful scenery for every season. At the Shikino-ie, General Information Center, there is a restaurant serving Japanese dishes, and a rearing facility display of the Natural Monument, the Miyakotanago fish. There are also events such as observation meetings and guided tours guided by a nature observation instructor.
  • Honzawa Baien
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    Kanagawa Pref. Sagamiharashi Midori-ku Kawashiri 4457-1
    This plum farm is located in Kawashiri, Midori Ward, Sagamihara City. Across the three-hectare plot, roughly 1,000 plum trees, primarily “Shirakaga”, are cultivated. During the “Motozawa Baien Festival” held to coincide with the blossoming season in March, events are held, such as selling of specialty products. In June, you can experience picking plum fruits.
  • Cherry Trees of Hayakawa Riverbank
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Kiga Around 1307
    This well-known cherry blossoms viewing site is located in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County. Approximately 150 yoshino cherry blossom trees bloom along a 600 meter stretch of the Hayakawa River bank in early April during the Sakura Festival. Many cherry blossoms viewers visit during this time. At night cherry blossoms are lit up, one is enveloped in an ethereal fantasy world that must be experienced and enjoyed.
  • Ookagawa River Promenade
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Minami-ku Gumyoujichou other
    Ookagawa River Promenade, a famous spot for viewing cherry blossoms, is a tree-lined promenade in Yokohama's Minami Ward that consists of 500 Yoshino cherry trees, and it attracts many visitors during the blossom season. At night, the promenade is illuminated by traditional bonbori lamps, so that people can enjoy the blossoms even after dark. In addition, the Minami Ward Cherry Blossom Festival is held during the blossom season, featuring carnival booths and stalls that sell produce.
  • Egao Henshin Photo Studio
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 97 Yokohama Great World 3 Trees
    This photo studio is in Yokohama's Chinatown near the Tenchomon gate, in Yamashita-cho, Naka ward, Yokohama City. They have over 200 traditional Chinese outfits you can wear for photos, including cheongsam dresses and more. You can also bring your own outfits, and they have a wide choice of sizes so you can try cosplay in men's and women's styles.
  • Kojiri Suimon (Water Gate)
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    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Hakonemachi Sengokuhara 1242
    A water gate on the northern side of Lake Ashi, the largest lake in the Hakone region. This is the head of the Hayakawa River which flows through northern Hakone-Yumoto on its way to Sagami Bay. It has the role of controlling the water level of Lake Ashi and also provides a perfect viewing spot for looking out at the scenery of the lake. It's also one of the points along the Lake Ashi West Bank Hiking Course and home to a nice walking path of its own. It's located close to the Hakone Visitor's Center making this an easy place to visit if you'd like to enjoy a nice stroll along Lake Ashi.
  • Hakone-Yumoto Fireflies Park
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    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Hakonemachi Yumoto
    A riverside park just across the Ajisai Bridge from the Hakone Yumoto Hot Spring Town. From early June to July large numbers of fireflies appear in the park resulting in a wondrous visual spectacle. Thanks to the Odakyu Romance Car train line from Shinjuku Station the park is easy to get to and lots of visitors come to view the fireflies when they're in season. There was a period where the fireflies stopped appearing but thanks to the efforts of local volunteers their habitat was restored. Now you can see nearly 500 fireflies flitting about the riverside.

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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