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  • Former Kacho-no-miya Residence
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Joumyouji 2-6-37
    Located in the mountains beyond the Hokoku-ji Temple, this Western-style building was built as a residence for Marquis Kacho Hironobu, an Imperial prince, in 1929. The French-style garden is filled with greenery and blooms with flowers year round. The garden has also been selected as one of the top 100 historic gardens in Japan. In 1996, the city of Kamakura acquired the land and building. In 2006, the building was designated an Important Scenic Structure by the city as well as a Tangible Cultural Property (Structure) by the national government.
  • Asainakiritoshi
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Juniso , Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama Asahina-cho
  • Ryuren Bell of Love
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    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima 2-5
    A famous spot for couples on Enoshima that was built based on the legend of Benzaiten and the dragon Gozuryu. A large bell placed on top of a hill with a fabulous view, it is surrounded by a wire fence covered with padlocks. It is said that couples will be bound together forever if they ring the bell and attach a padlock to the fence. A 25-minute walk from Enoshima Station on the Enoshima Electric Railway.
  • The Six Jizo
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yuigahama
    Six Jizo (Kshitigarbha) statues standing at an intersection on Yuigahama-dori Avenue. In the Kamakura period, this area was used for executions, and thus the Jizo statues were placed here to console the souls of the executed. The six Jizo represent the six worlds of samsara—god, demi-god, human, animal, hungry ghost, and hell. Next to the Jizo is a table inscribed with a poem by Matsuo Basho—“The summer grasses / For many brave warriors / The aftermath of dreams.”
  • 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.

    This brightly coloured Chinese temple is a key location in the heart of Yokohamas Chinatown district. Vivid colours and intricate carving adorn this magnificent building. The interior is equally...

  • Hakone Mountain Path
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Hatajuku
    This mountain path which goes over Hakone is what’s left of the old Tokaido road in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture. The stone path was built in 1680 for travelers passing through the very steep and treacherous place known as Hakone Hachiri. Nowadays it is a popular hiking course and you can enjoy the delights of walking in the beautiful natural greenery of Hakone. You can also see the remains of work that was done which made it easier to walk on the rugged mountain path, such as the drainage ditches which carried away running water during times of heavy rain.
  • Hatashuku Ichirizuka
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Hatajuku Near 173
    Hatashuku Ichirizuka built in Hatashuku, Hakone Town by the Edo shogunate as a landmark for travelers is a milestone indicating the 23rd stop from Nihonbashi. There used to be milestones at Hakone and Yumotochaya, but today this is the only one that has maintained its shape (however the current one was restored at a later time).
  • Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 96
    Located a three minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station. A cemetery that was built for foreign-born residents located close to Harbor View Park overlooking the port. The cemetery got its start when Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his momentous voyage to Japan in 1854 and a man named Robert Williams died in an accident on the USS Mississippi and was buried here. Several relatively famous personages are also buried here, such as Edmund Morel, the father of railways in Japan, and Mary Kidder, founder of the Ferris Jogakuin collection of schools. The Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery Museum is situated next to the entrance to the cemetery itself and presents a registry of individuals buried there and the history of Yokohama. The museum’s stained glass windows alone make it worth a visit.

    this place isnt difficult to find. The easiest way to get there from Yokohama Station is to take the Minatomirai Line to Motomachi-Chukagai and then head for exit 6 by ascending about 6 sets of...

  • Yokohama Customs
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Kaigandori 1-1
    Located a three minute walk from Nihon-Odori Station on the Minatomirai Line. Popularly known as the “Queen Tower,” this customs office is registered as a Historic Structure by the city of Yokohama. Destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the building was reconstructed in 1934. The copper green dome serves as the building’s symbol and, together with the Kanagawa Prefectural Office (King Tower) and Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Jack Tower), these three buildings are collectively known as the “Yokohama Three Towers.” The 51 meter tall tower is capped with a dome comprised of a single sheet of copper which has transformed from a copper brown to green with the passage of the years. At night, the tower is lit up, and visitors to the area can enjoy the different aspects the structure presents with the changing of the seasons.
  • Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 136
    A temple which opened in 2006 dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, who provides safety on the ocean, an appropriate theme for the port town of Yokohama. The temple is famous for its five incense burners; worshipers visit each burner in turn to light incense and prayer to the gods each is dedicated to. Seen as a refuge for Chinese living overseas, anyone is free to worship here. Located a three minute walk from the Exit 3 of Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Tokyu Minatomirai Line.
  • Nagoe Kiridoshi Pass
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    Kanagawa Prefecture Kamakura City, Zushi City
    Nagoe Kiridoshi Pass was one of the main roads to the Miura Peninsula from Kamakura. The flat ground cut with precipices was considered a great defensive point for the surrounding area. The remains of scaffolds and funeral rites such as cremation can be founded scattered across the pass. It is a well preserved historical landscape of the feudal era. Points of interest such as the Mandarado yagura (burial caves) area, Okirigishi cliff, and more, are scattered across 10 hectors of the pass.
  • Kanagawa Bugyoshoato
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Momijigaoka
  • Hime Kojima Water Gate
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Kanazawa-ku Susakicho
  • Hanaketujizo
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Daidou 1-74 near
  • Nomi Do Ato
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Kanazawa-ku Nokendaimori
  • Nagahama Hall
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    11 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Kanazawa-ku Nagahama 114-4 Nagahama Noguchi Memorial Park Uchi

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  • Former Kawai Gyokudo Tei (Futamatsu Iori)
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Kanazawa-ku Tomioka Higashi 5-19-22
  • Oise San‧Gongenyama
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Kanazawa-ku Mutsuura 2-chome
  • Naokisanjugonobungakuhi
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Tomiokahigashi 4-1-1 near
  • Uekoterahigashiseki
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Mutsura 2-chome 2-12

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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