Skyline, etc. Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Tsubaki Line
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Nanamagari
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Hakonemachi Hatajuku
    A spot along the Kanagawa Prefectural Route 732 Yumoto-Motohakone Line, one of the standard prefectural routes in Kanagawa and commonly called the Old Tokaido Highway. It was once the main highway connecting Odawara and Mishima. It now runs parallel to the Hakone-Shindo Highway. The Nanamagari section is famous as one of the difficult hurdles of the annual Hakone-Ekiden long distance relay race. As you head from the Miharashi-Chaya Tea-house, which is located close to Kowakidani Station, towards Hatajuku you'll pass along a steep sloping road full of zig-zagging switchbacks with an approximate 10% grade. Every spring sakura cherry trees bloom on either side of the road and racing through the verdant green scenery makes for a popular hill-climb course.

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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