Street Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kishamichi Promenade
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2
    This boardwalk connects 2-Chome, Shinko, Naka Ward, Yokohama City with the 2-Chome, Minatomirai, Nishi Ward. A portion of the rails and bridges of the Yokohama Rinko Line constructed in 1911 were saved and used to create a boardwalk for walking over the sea. It is popular for strolling and viewing “Yokohama Landmark Tower”, the scenery of Minatomirai, and the cherry blossoms in spring.
  • Sepia Street
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Miyanoshita
    This avenue is located along Tokaido Road in Miyanoshita, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County. It is an avenue aimed at foreign sight-seers staying at the “Fujiya Hotel” founded in 1878, and features a string of rooves of antique shops, photo studios, souvenir shops, and more. Even today, it is a spot where you can enjoy a retro atmosphere of the established shops and buildings of the time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Daibutsu Kiridoshi
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    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Fueda , Tokiwa

    Very tranquil. Great day trip with family. Walkable and close to good food. Shrines are nearby. Bus transportation will drop you off in front of the park where Buddha is located.

  • Kamakura High School Mae Fumikiri
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    Kanagawa Kamakura-shi Koshigoe 1
  • Kofukuji Temple Matsubara Shopping street
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Hodogaya-ku Miyatacho 1
  • Motosumi Oz Torishotengai
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Nakahara-ku Kiduki 2
  • Kamakura Meisu
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    Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Hayama no Morning Market
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    Kanagawa Miura-gun Hayamamachi
  • Former Tokaido Ishidatami
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    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Hakonemachi Yumotochaya
  • Bashamichi
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Naka-ku
  • Namamugi Uogashi Dori
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Tsurumi-ku Namamugi
  • Tachibana no Promenade
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    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Takatsu-ku
  • Nanadakadori
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    Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture Shichirigahamahigashi 2-3-1

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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