Pass Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Ashigara Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Prefecture Minamiashigara City, Shizuoka Prefecture Sunto-gun Oyama Town
    This pass is near the prefectural border of Minami Ashigara City and Oyama Town, Sunto County, Shizuoka. Nearby is the Ashigara Castle ruin, the site of Ashikaga Takauji army's headquarters for the Takenoshita Battle, and one can get a splendid view of Mt. Fuji. Here, there are year-round hikers enjoying the Ashigara Pass and Mt. Kintoki hiking courses. The view from the pass is one of Kanagawa's top 50 Scenic Sights.
  • Otome Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka prefecture Gotemba city/Kanagawa prefecture Ashigarashimo gun Hakone cho
    Renown for the exquisite views of Mt. Fuji, this pass is located on the peaks surrounding Hakone, in Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa. Many visitors hike from Otome Pass to Mt. Kintoki to enjoy the 360 degree panoramic views along the way. There is an Otome Bell at the Otome Tunnel near the hiking path, which couples often ring while making a romantic wish.
  • Nagao Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa prefecture Ashigarashimo-gun Hakone cho, Shizuoka prefecture Gotemba city
    At 911 meters high, the Nagao pass lies between Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County and Gotenba City, Shizuoka. Veering off from the Shizuoka side of the tunnel, the Hakone Skyline drive continues across the surrounding peaks. In addition to the view of Mt. Fuji, in the autumn one can enjoy the view of pampas grass undulating like waves. There is a parking area at the entrance to the skyline, from where one can take hiking trails to the surrounding peaks.
  • Yabitsu Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Hadano-shi
  • Wada Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hachioji-shi
  • Makime Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Sagamihara-shi Midori-ku
  • Mimase Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Aiko-gun Aikawamachi Mimase

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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