Spots in Totsuka / Kanazawa Hakkei Area

  • Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Hakkeijima
    This leisure complex is located on Hakkeijima Island in Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama City. The island, which features an aquarium, attractions, a shopping mall, a hotel, a marina, and more, offers more than enough activities for a full day of fun for people of all ages. The island's aquarium, its main attraction, is comprised of four facilities. It offers hands-on programs where visitors can interact with the animals, a wide variety of live shows, seasonal events, and more. Admission to the island is free and visitors can enjoy its restaurants, cafes, and shops while talking a walk along its promenade.
  • Zoorasia - Yokohama Zoological Gardens
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Asahi-ku Kamishiranechou 1175-1
    Located in the Asahi Ward of Yokohama City, Zoorasia (Yokohama Zoological Gardens) is a zoo inspired by the vision of “Symbiosis of Life and Harmony with Nature.” Zoorasia covers a total area of approximately 53.3 hectares, making it Japan’s largest zoo. The name “Zoorasia” (combing “Zoo” and “Eurasia”) reflects the large size of the zoo, comparing it (tongue-in-cheek) to the size of the Eurasian continent. The zoo is divided into eight zones based on climatic and geographic conditions in different parts of the world, recreating the kinds of environment in which the animals live in the wild. Every summer, the zoo stays open in the evening as “Night Zoorasia”; public response to this initiative has been very positive.
  • Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Kamariyahigashi 5-15-1
    Located 12 minutes away by bus from the west exit of Keihin Electric Express Railway Kanazawa-bunko Station; get off at the “Natsuyamasakaue” stop. A municipal zoo located in Kanazawa Natural Park. Focusing primarily on rare herbivores animals, many animals found at no other zoo are kept here. The zoo has prepared spacious grounds for keeping its large herbivores, and you can take your time and enjoy watching them amidst beautiful natural environments. Time your visit right, and you can watch koalas eating eucalyptus leaves. There’s also a petting zoo where you can play with goats and sheep. The great grey kangaroo area, which lets visitors actually walk through it, is particularly popular.
  • Mt. Kintakusan Shomyoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Kanazawachou 212
    This is a temple in Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama City. The primary diety of this temple is the Mirokubosatsu. It is said that this temple evolved from a private sanctuary for a Buddha, built within the residence of Sanetoki Hojo, a prominent figure during the Kamakura shogunate. The natural beauty of each season can be enjoyed here. Cherry in the spring, yellow irises in early summer, and autumn foliage in the fall. Each Saturday and Sunday, free guided walks through the gardens are offered.
  • Miyoshi Engeijo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Minami-ku Manseichou 2-37
    A popular theater playhouse located a 10-minute walk from Yokohama Municipal Subway Bandobashi Station. Originally a rental hall in the early Showa period, it later served as a space for showing plays and movies. From 1973, it became a popular theater playhouse and is known for its variety of services and facilities. In the clean and tidy theater, customers can enjoy the extraordinary worlds and situations of Japanese popular theater from up close. The refined plays and costumes combine the traditional with the novel, and viewers are delighted with a variety of ingeniously designed stage settings. The theater accepts designated seating reservations and can accommodate large groups as well.
  • Yokohama Pool Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Isogo-ku Haramachi 14-1
    This outdoor pool facility is located in Haramachi, Isogo Ward, Yokohama City. It is open from mid-July to early September. Centered around the large 90-meter x 90-meter pool with flowing water, there is a kids’ pool with a slide, a toddler pool, and even a leisure pool featuring shops for light meals.
  • Yokohama Tram Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Isogo-ku Takigashira 3-1-53
    This museum is located in 3-Chome, Takigashira, Isogo Ward, Yokohama City. It features exhibits related to “Yokohama Shiden”, beloved as the legs of Yokohama citizens from 1904 to 1972. Primarily, streetcars are stored here, along with signs and paving stones, and you can fully experience the atmosphere of the time when the streetcar was active. There are also exhibits tracing the history of Yokohama transportation, dioramas of a 0-gauge railway, and a streetcar simulator.
  • Earth Plaza Kanagawa Plaza for Global Citizenship
    Leisure / Hobbies
    1-2-1 Seki-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
    This complex facility is located in front of Hongodai Station of Kosugaya, Yokohama City. It was established with the goals of “Nurturing rich awareness in children”, “Fostering consciousness as Global Citizens”, and “Support international activities”, and features permanent displays in the “Exhibition Room for Children’s International Understanding”, “International Peace Exhibition Room”, and “Children’s Fantasy Room.” There are also special exhibits, workshops and other events. The facilities include a library where you can browse video resources and books, a multipurpose room, and a creative studio as well.
  • Yukai Soukai Taya
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Sakae-ku Tayachou 146-3
    These hot spring facilities are located in Tayacho, Sakae Ward, Yokohama City. The outdoor baths feature water that is a combination of a medically carbonated spring effective for promoting blood circulation and a natural black water spring, a bath using the source spring “Taya Onsen”—a sodium hydrogen carbonate hot spring which is good for beautiful skin, and a salt sauna. The indoor baths include an electric bath, lie-down baths, and a sauna. Furthermore, there are foot baths, relaxation facilities, and a restaurant.
  • Kanagawa Prefecutral Kanazawa Bunko Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Kanazawachou 142
    This museum is located in Kanazawacho, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama City. It houses resources such as the “Kanazawa Bunko”, a samurai book collection collected by Hojo Sanetoki during the mid-Kamakura period, and the old books and art works received from “Shomyoji Temple”, the family temple of Kanazawa Hojo located adjacent. The “Kanazawa Bunko Document”, an old document collection featuring roughly 4,000 letters and other documents written by the family of Kanazawa Hojo, is designated as a National Treasure.
  • Ryuge-ji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Susakichou 9-31
    A Buddhist temple in Susaki-cho, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama City. The temple stems from Joganji Temple, which was founded by Minamoto no Yoritomo, and arrived at its present location after being dismantled, combined with other temples, and reconstructed. It houses precious statues of Buddha and other treasures including the original principal object of worship, a seated statue of the Bodhisattva Maitreya. The temple grounds are also famous for flower viewing with Omuro-sakura cherry trees, peonies, and hydrangeas.
  • Shibaguchi Orchard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Totsuka-ku Kagetorichou 146
    This fruit orchard is located in Kagetoricho, Totsuka Ward, Yokohama City. They cultivate a diverse array of fruits, from grapes, to figs, persimmons, pears, and tangerines, and you can enjoy grape-picking, pear-picking, and tangerine-picking in each season. There is also a rental farm, where you can experience working on a farm under the instruction of a professional farmer.
  • Gumyoji Shopping Street
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Minami-ku Gumyoujichou 134
    This shopping district is located in Gumyoji-cho, Minami Ward, Yokohama City. It developed as a gate town of Gumyoji Kannon, and in the 312-meter arcade stretching from the front of the subway Gumyoji Station to Gumyoji Kannon, you’ll find about 130 shops arrayed, including food products, fashion, miscellaneous goods, and restaurants. During summer, dates with 3 or 8 are special dates for Gumyoji Temple, so there are stalls on those days. Other various events are held throughout the year.
  • Yokohamabashi Shopping District
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Minami-ku Takanechou 1-4
    This shopping district is a two-minute walk from Bandobashi Station in Minami Ward, Yokohama City. It was used as a shopping district for the region starting before World War II, and currently features about 130 shops lined up, in particular food product shops and restaurants. Spring features the “Utamaru Sakura Festival”, which was named for Odori Park’s “Utamaru Sakura” bearing the name of Katsura Utamaru, a rakugo storyteller who served as an honorary consultant of the shopping district and hailed from the same district.
  • Tennen Onsen Manten no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Hodogaya-ku Kamihoshikawa 3-1-1
    This hot spring facility sits in front of Kamihoshikawa Station in Kamihoshikawa, Hodogaya Ward, Yokohama City. It features saunas and a variety of baths. Outdoor baths include a natural spring rock bath and tatami-floored lie-down baths, as well as “Silk no yu”, which promotes circulation through micro bubbles and ultrasonic waves. Indoor baths include Chinese medicine carbonated baths with natural herbal medicine, and baths that change daily. There is also a restaurant that provides authentic Japanese cuisine, and can be used for parties. Also available for sale is a “runner’s bath ticket” which can be used to treat the facility as a base for running.
  • Ramen Sugita-ya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Isogo-ku Shinsugitachou 3-5
    Ramen Sugita-ya is the first directly managed restaurant by Yoshimura-ya, which is widely known for its iekei-style ramen (pork bone broth with soy sauce and strait noodles). For many years it has carefully preserved the flavor and taste of its birthplace ramen. Large amounts of chicken bones and pork bones are used as a base for a broth of exquisite thickness. The cooks are proud of the careful, rhythmic way in which they drain water from the noodles, for this is one action that helps determine the taste. Inside the shop is a notice board that shows how to eat ramen in a tastier way. The shop opens quite early, at 5:00 a.m.
  • Ryusenji no yu Tsurugamine Branch
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Asahi-ku Shirane 8-8
    One of the largest day trip hot spring bath facilities in the Kanto region. Ryusenji no yu offers a variety of hot spring bath types as well as a sauna. There’s also a hanjunmaku, a traditional Korean sauna facility for promoting beauty and health. Other facilities include a stone sauna and aromatherapy. Ryusenji no yu also offers Japan’s first “aroma salts” space. Mineral rich water steam and aromatherapy fragrances are used to promote bodily health. Finally, there’s a restaurant and children’s play area.
  • Marine Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Uminokouen 10
    The only park in Yokohama City with a manmade beach where you can swim in the sea. Besides swimming, park visitors can also enjoy barbecuing and shellfish gathering at low tide. On clear days, you can see Hakkeijima from the beach. The park also has an open field for playing and enjoying sports, beach volleyball courts, and a street basketball courts. A water play area for children in the park shoots jets of water out of the ground at regular intervals. There’s also a low pressure area for infants.
  • Hamagin Space Science Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Isogo-ku Youkoudai 5-2-1
    Located in a park in front of Yokodai Station, the entire building of this hands-on children’s museum is modeled after a spaceship. Inside, the museum is filled with space-themed exhibits, many of which are hands-on or designed like amusement park rides. Fun for everyone from children to adults, the museum also holds a regular Science Show as well as Science Mini-Talks which uses videos and other tools to provide education about space. The museum has its own planetarium where you can enjoy stunning visuals and realistic starscapes. Once to twice a month, the museum holds night watching events where participants can look up at the sky through a powerful telescope.
  • Taya Caves
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Sakae-ku Tayachou 1501
    The Taya Caves belong to the Josen-ji Temple, a Shingon Buddhist temple which was founded in Japan’s Muromachi period. The caves are said to have first been opened up in the Kamakura period, and the walls are carved with images of the great monk Kukai and the principle objects of worship in pilgrimage sites throughout Shikoku, Saigoku, Bando, and Chichibu. Pay a small fee to receive a traditional “yuraisho” documenting the history of the temple and a votive candle, after which you may follow a 300 meter long path to a worship site. As you engage in quiet and solemn prayer in the caves, you will begin to feel their long history. Closest station: Ofuna Station.

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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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