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  • Yokohama Chinatown
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou
    This is Japan’s largest Chinatown in Naka Ward, Yokohama City, where more than 500 shops are lined up. This area is always bustling with local people and tourists seeking authentic Chinese cuisine and culture. The Chinese New Year and especially the parade and the lion dance are events which are representative of Yokohama’s tourism. In all directions into Chinatown, there are gates with guardian deities enshrined in each of these gates: there is the Choyo-mon gate in the east, the Suzaku-mon gate in the south, the Enpei-mon gate in the west and the Genbu-mon gate in the north. The Suzaku-mon gate is convenient for coming from and going to Yokohama Motomachi.
  • Kamakura Komachi-dori Street
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    Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
    This street runs parallel to Wakamiya Oji Avenue from the east entrance of Kamakura Station on the JR Yokosuka Line to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. As it's before the main gate of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, it holds numerous events year-round. It's also a shopping street, with restaurants, traditional souvenir shops, fashion shops, and eateries. It's a popular spot for city walks with visitors to Kamakura.
  • Enoshima Sea Candle
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    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Enoshima 2-3 (Enoshima Samuel Cocking Sononai)
    Built in 1951 as a viewing platform and lighthouse, the Enoshima Sea Candle was the first private lighthouse in Japan. The building was renovated in 2003 as part of the events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Enoshima Electric Railway. Providing sweeping views of the sun setting into the ocean and Kamakura’s nightscape from 100 meters above the sea, the tower is quite popular with visitors. At night, the Sea Candle and surrounding area are lit up, creating a wondrous spectacle.
  • Daibutsu Kiritoshi
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Tokiwa
    One of the Seven Entrances to Kamakura, ancient passes carved into mountain ridges to create passages to the city. The entrance to this old road is along Hase-dori Avenue a little ways past the Kamakura Daibutsu (in the Kotoku-in Temple). The road also connects to the Kuzuharaoka Daibutsu hiking course. The fire lookout, built into the bare rock, exudes an aura of long history and is worth hiking up to see.
  • Shorai hermitage
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    Kanagawa Pref. Chigasakishi Higashikaigankita 1-4-50 (Takasago within the green space)

    there are a lot of ume trees i recommend you to visit there end of winter cause it's ume blossoms season so beautiful. there is small and old tea house but it's not tea shop... only you can see...

  • Tsubaki Himuro garden
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    Kanagawa Pref. Chigasakishi Higashikaiganminami 3-2-41
  • Yokohama Minatomirai 21
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    This is an area in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture which faces Yokohama Port. In the “Central District”, there is Landmark Tower, in the “New Port District”, there are the Red Brick Warehouses and Cosmo World and in the “Yokohama Station East Exit District”, there are Sky Building and more. Naturally it is an area for shopping and sampling the foods of different eateries, and in the evening, you can overlook the beautiful night scene. it is one of Yokohama’s most popular tourist areas.
  • Anest Iwata Sky Lounge
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunyugawaramachi Kajiya 955
    An observation deck located on Mt. Daikan in Yugawara Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture and the terminus of the Mazda Turnpike Hakone Odawara Main Line driving course which starts in the city of Odawara. Visitors can enjoy a sweeping view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi from the parking area and lounge. The seaward side offers a superb view of Hatsushima, Oshima, the Miura Peninsula, and the Boso Peninsula. There’s also a restaurant and tea lounge serving local dishes, as well as a souvenir shop, making the Mt. Daikan Sky Lounge a great place to stop for a rest or a meal while on a drive or touring.
  • Ajisai-no-Komichi (Hydrangea Lane)
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Ohiradai
    This place is known as an especially famous hydrangea spot even in Hakone, which is known for its hydrangeas. You’ll find “Hydragea Lane” right around the corner from Ohiradai Station, and if you follow it, you’ll find private homes and Japanese inns with hydrangeas blooming in the eaves. In front of Ohiradai tunnel and near the Ohiradai railroad crossing, you’ll find an excellent spot where you can photograph both the hydrangeas and the mountain railway together. Just make sure to be careful of the trains while taking your photos.
  • Sky Garden (Yokohama Landmark Tower 69th floor observation deck)
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minatomirai 2-2-1 Yokohama Landmark Tower 69F
    The Sky Garden is the 69th floor observation deck of the Yokohama Landmark Tower located a three minute walk from Minatomirai Station. 273 meters above the ground, it takes around 40 seconds to reach the Sky Garden from the first floor using the fastest elevator in Japan. A single floor observation space is walled in by four giant windows, giving visitors a sweeping view of the streets of Yokohama and, on clear days, Mt. Fuji. The night view from the deck is particularly beautiful and the Sky Garden is a popular date spot. The Sky Garden café serves a variety of items to enjoy with the view.
  • Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone
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    Kanagawa Pref. Odawarashi Hayakawa 2-22-1
    This toll road extends from Odawara City to Yugawara Town via Hakone City. It runs along mountain ridges and there are great views of Mt. Fuji on clear days. The Anest Iwata Sky Lounge is at the end of the Hakone Odawara Main Line on the summit of Mt. Daikan; relax there in comfort while taking in the scenery spreading 360 degrees around you.

    Great location especially when you're behind the wheel of a R34 GT-R which was hired from fun2drive Japan.

  • Jogashima Lighthouse
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    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Misakimachi Jougashima
    This lighthouse on Jogashima Island of the Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa beams across the Sagami channel of water. With its picturesque scenery, on a clear day one can see as far as Izuoshima Island as well as Mt. Fuji. The Jogashima lighthouse was designated as one of the romance sanctuaries for the Love Lighthouse Project. It is a popular site for couples to visit to enrich their love one for another.
  • Yokohama Port Symbol Tower
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    Honmoku wharf, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa ken 1-16
    A tower located in Yokohama City's Naka Ward used to send signals and information to ships entering and leaving Yokohama Port. The tower's observation lounge offers a sweeping view of the port, and the deck bustles with people come to watch the passenger vessels plying the port. There's also a park built around the tower, and a variety of events are held here, such as the Yokohama Symbol Tower Festival, conducted once every three years.
  • Yokohama Bay Bridge
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    This 860 meter long suspension bridge is a transportation bridge easing the congestion in the center of Yokohama City. Known for its beautiful nightscapes, many couples enjoy themselves here on drive dates or just for cruising. A landmark symbol for Yokohama, the bridge attracts many visitors and is often featured in films and promotional media.
  • Tsubaki Line
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunyugawaramachi Miyakami
    This is a section of road, 38.8 kilometers long, designated as on Kanagawa Prefectural Route 75. This road connects such areas as Hakone and Yugawara and is a favorite of driving and touring enthusiasts for its many winding curves. This unique route is two lanes all the way over the pass, and because this route is not a toll road, bicyclists and pedestrians use it too. Fans of the popular manga Initial D, know this area as the staging area for his last work.
  • Sea Paradise Tower
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Hakkeijima Yokohama/Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
    Sea Paradise Tower is a tourist attraction located in Hakkeijima Paradise. The top of the 90-meter tower offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape, including the possibility of seeing the Boso Peninsula, Landmark Tower, and the Bay Bridge on clear days. The tower is illuminated at night, and young couples frequently visit to enjoy the romantic evening atmosphere.
  • Nihon Odori
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Nihonodori
    Nihon Odori was the first Western-style avenue in Japan. Many significant historic buildings lie along this avenue, including the Kanagawa Prefectural Office, the Yokohama Archives of History, the Yokohama District Court, the Mitsui Bussan Yokohama Building, and the former Kanto Local Finance Bureau. In autumn, local people like to stroll along this tree-lined street to enjoy the brightly colored leaves.
  • Wakamiya Oji
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi
    Chosen as one of Japan's 100 best roads, Wakamiya Oji stretches from Yuigahama to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. It is said to have been built by Minamoto Yoritomo for his wife, Masako, to help pray for an easy birth. Running through the center of town the road is always lively and is lined with restaurants, souvenir shops, and boutiques.
  • Mitsuishi Rocks
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunmanadurumachi Manaduru
    This scenic spot on the Manazuru Peninsula has been selected as one of the top 50 views in Kanagawa Prefecture. The three enormous formations that constitute the Mitsuishi Rocks rise from the water at the tip of the Manazuru Peninsula. Manazuru Peninsula is said to have been created from a lava dome produced by the Hakone volcano that erupted from the seabed. A roughly 20-meter high cliff extends down its coast and a shore reef reaches about 200 meters from Manazuru Cape, so you can walk across to the rocks at low tide. It is a popular spot for exploring the rocky shore with the superb view stretched out before you.
  • Matsudayama Herb Garden
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarakamigunmatsudamachi Matsudasouryou 2951 (in Nishihirahata Park)
    This herb garden is located inside of Nishihirahatake Park in Matsudasoryo, Matsuda Town, Ashigarakami County. It raises a large variety of herbs on its 3,667-square-meter ground. Visitors can view the seasonal herbs while strolling the path through the garden. The attached Herb Kan features a shop that offers herb-related products, a hands-on workshop, and a restaurant which offers views of the Ashigara Plain, Mt. Fuji and others.

Kanagawa Main 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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