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Historical Monument Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honchou 1-6
    "Constructed in 1917 in memorial of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port, this historical building is representative of Yokohama City. The stained glass along the walls of the central staircase and the second s floor hall feature lead lines that are free and meticulous, making it an extremely valuable work, even considering Japanese stained glass history. The clock tower is 36 meters high and is beloved as ""Jack's Tower."" Designated as a Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property in 1989, it is utilized as a public hall for Naka District."

    A welcoming reception and invitation to explore this colonial building. Spectacular and well kept interior. If you have the time, check it out, the building is stunning and the history very...

  • Koga Residence
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Ogigayatsu 1-7-23
    A five-minute walk from Kamakura Station on the Yokosuka Line, this Western-style building was built in 1916 as a villa for Seijiro Sho, managing director and executive secretary of Mitsubishi Ltd. The Koga Residence, Kamakura Museum of Literature, and Former Kacho-no-miya Residence are collectively referred to as the Three Great Western Buildings of Kamakura. As one of the few Western-style buildings to survive the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Koga Residence was once loaned out to a variety of politicians and celebrities, giving it a rich historical background. Previously, the building was closed to the public, but today it has been renovated as a French restaurant and is also used for weddings and other events.

    JR鎌倉駅から徒歩ですぐ。 ちょっと高台にたたずむ洋館。 結婚式と披露宴で訪れたが、センスを感じる良い雰囲気に包まれてました。

  • NYK Hikawamaru
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou Yamashita Park area destination
    "This cargo and passenger ship was constructed for the Seattle route in 1930. It is a grand vessel, with a total weight of 11,622 tons, and a total length of 163.3 meters. Across 30 years of seafaring, it has crossed the Pacific Ocean 254 times, and carried 25,000 passengers, earning the nickname ""Queen of the North Pacific."" You can tour the passenger room where Charlie Chaplin stayed, or the First-class lounge with gorgeous art deco-styled interiors. In 2016, it became a Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property."

    This is an amazing couple of hours experience for those naval issues lovers. Hikawa Maru entered in service by 1930 to make the route Yokohama-Seattle for passengers and cargo; as it was...

  • Odawara Castle Keep
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Jounai 6-1 in Odawara Castle Park
    This is a flatland mountain castle which existed from the Warring States period to the Edo period, and Odawara Castle was once the stronghold of the Hojo clan. The keep and the turrets of the castle were destroyed by two major earthquakes during the Edo period. The present castle keep was rebuilt in 1960, and the interior is an exhibition space for historical materials. From the top floor you can command a view of Sagami bay, and on a sunny day you can also even see the Boso Peninsula.
  • Ehrismann Residence
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Motomachi 1-77-4
    The former home of Fritz Ehrismann, the Yokohama executive of SiberHegner &Co., a silk thread trading company. The residence was designed by Antonin Raymond, the “father of modern architecture.” When completed in 1926, the residence was originally located in 127 Yamate-cho. The residence was built with great finesse, down to details such as the louver doors. In order to erect an apartment building, the residence was dismantled and moved to its current location in 1990. Inside, period furniture and other materials are on display, giving visitors a glimpse into what life in the home was like long ago. The kitchen has been converted into a modern-looking café.
  • Bluff No. 18
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 16
    A two story wood building situated along the rail tracks extending between Motomachi-Chukagai Station and Yamate Station. Built during Japan’s Taisho period, the structure was once the home of Australian trader Rothwell Bowden. It was later used as a home for the priest of the Sacred Heart Cathedral and was donated to the city of Yokohama in 1991. The building was then opened to the general public in 1993. The inside of the residence has been remodeled to present the lifestyle of foreigners living in Yokohama shortly after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and restored examples of Yokohama furniture built at that time in Motomachi are on display.
  • Berrick Hall
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 72
    The former residence of English trader B.R. Berrick. Adjoining Motomachi Park, the home was built in 1930. Located on grounds some 2,000 square meters in size, the residence is one of the largest Yamate foreigners’ homes still standing today. The building is decorated in diverse styles, with a Spanish tile roof, triple arch entranceway, and Islamic architecture-inspired quatrefoil windows. The fresco in the room of Berrick’s son has also been restored to its former glory, and the home of intriguing destination for architecture fans.

    Slightly odd to be walking through an old western (Spanish with a touch of British) house when you know youre in Japan! Some of the display plaques were in English, enough to understand some of the...

  • British House Yokohama
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 115-3
    Located a seven minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Minatomirai Line. This white building, standing in a corner of Harbor View Park overlooking the port, was built as a residence for the British consul general. The home is designated a Cultural Property by the city of Yokohama. The first floor centers around the parlor room and also includes a sun porch, dining room, spacious terrace, and natural lawn outside. The second floor is the location of the bedrooms and an exhibition room, and these are also open for viewing by the general public. When the roses are in season, you can view some 1,300 beautiful rose plants in the adjoining rose garden.
  • The Home of a Diplomat
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 16
    Built in 1910 as the home of Meiji government diplomat Sadatsuchi Uchida, the residence was donated to the city of Yokohama in 1997. Originally located in Nanpeidai in Shibuya, Tokyo, the residence was dismantled and moved here to Yamate Italian Garden and opened to the general public. The home is a nationally designated Important Cultural Property. The interior is decorated with period furniture and restored furnishings, giving visitors a taste of the life of a Japanese diplomat over a century ago. Located a five minute walk from the Motomachi exit of JR Ishikawacho Station.
  • Yamate Bluff No.111
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 111
    Yamate Bluff No.111 built in 1926 is a European residence in the Spanish style which has a red tiled roof and white walls. The basement entered from the rose garden in Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen (Harbor View Park) is used as a tea room. It is about seven minutes’ walk from Exit 6 at Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Tokyu Minatomirai Line.

    山手111番館は見学できるのが1F部分のみで、そのエリアも広くはないですが、玄関を入ってすぐのシャンデリアのある吹き抜けホールが美しく、訪れる度に今年はどんな風に飾ってあるのだろう・・・とドキドキしてしまう西洋館です。 2019年のハロウィン装飾は異国の花を用いた大人シックがモチーフで、その言葉通りの展示内容でした。

  • Yamate Bluff No.234
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 234-1
    Yamate Bluff No.234, built as a part of a reconstruction project after the Great Kanto Earthquake to bring back the foreigners who had left Yokohama, is a residential complex (apartment building) with the typical design of a European residence after the earthquake. On the first floor, it has panel displays about the history of a restored drawing room and Yamate Bluff No.234 while the second floor is used as a rental floor for exhibitions and conferences. It is about seven minutes’ walk from Exit 6 at Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Tokyu Minatomirai Line.
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Government Office Building
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Nihonodori 1
    The Kanagawa Prefectural Government Office Building, which gives a sense of majestic harmony between Japanese style and a European building, is affectionately known as the “King’s tower”. It has been designated as the first National Registered Tangible Cultural Property in the prefecture, and a viewing is also available. The exterior of the building is also worth seeing, and a historical exhibit room and a roof top observatory can be visited from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on weekdays. It is two minutes’ walk from Nihon-odori Station on the Tokyu Minatomirai Line.
  • Kuji Ento Bunsui
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Takatsu-ku Kuji 1-34
    This water diversion facility is located in 1-Chome, Kuji, Takatsu Ward, Kawasaki City. Nikkaryo irrigation water sourced from Tama River is supplied to four canals: Kuji canal, Rokkason canal, Kawasaki canal, and Nekata canal. When it was constructed in 1941, it earned praise for the technique which used the circumference ratio of the pipe to accurately distribute water, such that similar techniques were adopted for new facilities built all over the country. It is a Nationally Designated Tangible Cultural Property.
  • Shigitatuan
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    19 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Nakagunoisomachi Oiso 1289

    Pop in for a look if youre passing, but the main event is the unusual thatched roof which can clearly be seen from the road. Cafe has either cider (non-alcoholic fizzy drink like lemonade) or...

  • Shitodonoiwaya
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunmanadurumachi Manaduru
  • Yamate Museum
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    28 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Naka-ku Yamatecho 247

    横浜市中区元町にある都市公園の元町公園の南東側、山手本通りを挟んで山手資料館があり隣接して横浜山手聖公会がありました。 この周辺は短時間では回りきれないほど素敵なスポットがたくさんあります。そんな中にある山手資料館とは明治期の木造洋館で横浜や山手に関する資料を展示してるそうです。 見学したかったのですが訪問した月曜日は休館日で残念ながら見学で来ませんでした。 近隣の洋館はほとんど無料で見学でき...

  • Kinmokutu
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1 Sankei park
  • Choshukaku
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1 Sankei park
  • Shunsoro
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1 Sankei park
  • Kyutenmizuterakotobukitokutugaedo
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1 Sankei park

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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