Island Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Enoshima
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    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima
    Enoshima is a tied island connected to the mainland via a sandbar. Known for its picturesque scenery since ancient times, the island is also home to Enoshima-jinja Shrine and numerous other historic Shinto shrines. Sightseeing spots have continued to accrue on the island over time, including the Samuel Cocking Garden as well as a stone monument dedicated to the 1964 Olympics. The Enoshima Sea Candle lighthouse, which is lit up beautifully at night, is a more recent addition. In times past and today, Enoshima remains a popular tourist destination visited by countless travelers.

    Easily done in a day if you’re based in Tokyo. Enoshima Island is fun and easy to get to on the Odakyu Line/Romance Car. The island sports a series of interesting shrines that are nestled in the...

  • Jogashima Island
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    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Misakimachi Jougashima
    Jogashima Island is located at the southern tip of the Miura Peninsula. It's the largest natural island in Kanagawa Prefecture. A habitat for Japanese cormorants, pelagic cormorants, and eastern reef herons, it's been designated a prefectural Natural Monument. Jogashima Prefectural Park occupies the eastern half of the island and is known for its daffodils. Many people visit in January when the island holds its Daffodil Festival. Yae daffodils are at their peak during this time, and there are also performances of kaibo jinya drumming and soran-bushi. They sell special items like jinyajiru soup too.
  • Sarushima Island
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Sarushima 1
    Located off the city of Yokosuka, uninhabited Sarushima Island is the largest natural island in Tokyo Bay. The city of Yokosuka has set aside most of the island as Sarushima Park, where visitors can enjoy outdoor leisure activities, such as swimming, fishing, and barbecuing. The ten-minute ferry ride to the island leaves from Mikasa Pier.
  • Sarushima Park
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    Kanagawa Yokosuka-shi Sarushima 1
  • Jogashima Island
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    Kanagawa Miura-shi Misakimachijogashima
  • Yokosejima Island
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    Kanagawa Miura-shi Minamishitauramachibishamon
  • Kasashima
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    Kanagawa Yokosuka-shi Sajima 3-chome
  • Tenjin Shima Island
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    Kanagawa Yokosuka-shi
  • Sarushima Island
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    Kanagawa Yokosuka-shi Sarushima

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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