Spots in Atsugi / Ebina Area

  • Nanasawa Forest Park
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Atsugishi Nanasawa 901-1
    A park said to be the largest urban park in the prefecture located in Atsugi City. In addition to offering barbecue and leisure facilities, the park also conducts forest therapy and nature experience programs. Many people also come here to enjoy walking or hiking along the park's undulating terrain.

    1st trip I did by myself here in Japan, easy to find and explore solo. Weather was perfect for hiking around and numbered points were easy to follow and figure out where you are. While adventuring a...

  • Lake Miyagase
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Aikougunkiyokawamura Miyagase
    This lake adjoins the Kanagawa Prefecture municipalities of Aikawa Town in Aiko County, Kiyokawa Village, and Midori Ward in Sagamihara City. The Lake Miyagase Kohan Area, Dam Area, and Torii Hara Area are all developed and let visitors get close to nature with hands-on craft workshops, canoes, and more. In addition, it has been selected as one of the top 100 reservoirs by the Water Resources Environment Center.
  • Chokokuji Temple (Iiyama Kannon)
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Atsugishi Iyama 5605
    This is a Koyasan Shingon sect temple located in Iiyama, Atsugi City of Kanagawa. The bronze bell, the Kannon sanctum, the 400 year old yew plum pine tree are all Important Cultural Properties of the prefecture and the city. The sanctum houses the standing eleven faced Kannon bosatsu, also called the Iiyama Kannon, said to be a deity for marital unions. In the spring, the cherry tree lined boulevard is a well-known spot for cherry blossoms in Atsugi City, and bustles with blossom viewing visitors.

    Very serine and peaceful take time to absorb the tranquility that is abundant. I had no problem just sitting and day dreaming while oniste.

  • Ohyama-Afuri-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Iseharashi Oyama 355
    Endearingly called Mt. Amefuriyama since ancient times, the name bespeaks the constant presence of cloudcover or mist at the mountain peak where it is located. 'Oyama pilgrimage' is a noted classical Rakugo act, and has been designated as a National Heritage by the Ministry of Culture. Also famous for its fall foliage, every year many visitors come to view the splendid scenery.
  • Yukaraku Atsugi Branch
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Atsugi-shi Hayashi 5-8-12
    A 15-minute drive from the Atsugi Interchange on the Tomei Expressway. In this day trip hot spring bathhouse, customers can relax in an elegant, Japanese modern atmosphere and enjoy the waters of a high concentration carbonated spring and boiled barley and rice stone sauna. The bathhouse is the kind of uniquely soothing space one can only find in Japan; the waters of its simple spring promote health and beauty. Customers can also enjoy a variety of outdoor baths, including a charcoal bath and a radium mist bath. In addition, the bathhouse' boiled barley and rice stone sauna, the only one of its kind in the country, is said to enhance beauty and increase health. Customers can also receive Thai massage, nail and body care courses, and full-fledged beauty treatments

    This is a nice onsen with several baths and all the facilities you need. There is a free shuttle bus that runs to and from the onsen to Hon Atsugi station.

  • Mt. Oyama (Aburi Mountain)
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    Kanagawa prefecture Isehara-shi, Atsugi-shi, Hadano-shi
    This mountain with an elevation of 1,252 meters is one of Japan's Top 300 Mountains, and being it sits on the borders of Isehara, Hadano, and Atsugi cities, it has also selected as one of the Kanto Region Top 100 Mountains. This spot, with a panoramic view of Mt. Fuiji, Eno Island, and the sky rise buildings in downtown Tokyo, is also enjoyed by visitors for its beautiful autumn foliage and nightscapes. Many visitors take the Oyama cable car to midway point and then enjoy hiking the rest of the way.
  • Miyagase Dam Water Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Aikougunaikawamachi Hambara Osawa 5157
    This is an interactive center where children can learn while having fun, grasping the importance of water resources through videos and hands-on activities, all while having fun. Located in Aikawa Town, Aiko County, Kanagawa, one not only learns about the system of water and electricity production, but in the Ukiuki Corner, is introduced to the history of the towns and villages in the Miyagase Dam area and can also view the huge satellite photographs on display.
  • Iiyama Hakusan Forest Park
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    Kanagawa Pref. Atsugishi Iyama 5600
    A nature park located in Atsugi City where you can enjoy seasonal natural beauty. The park bustles with visitors enjoying a picnic on the natural lawn and hikers aiming to reach the top of Hakusan Hill. Many people also come here in spring to enjoy the cherry blossoms of Iiyama, and a popular cherry blossom festival is held here annually.
  • Hinatayakushi Hokibo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Iseharashi Hinata 1644
    This is a Koyasan Shingon sect Buddhist temple located in Hinata, Isehara City of Kanagawa. Besides the Yakushi triad statues comprising the principal deities, the Amidanyorai, the four devas, and the twelve divine generals are all located in the sanctuary and are Important National Cultural Properties. Every year on April 15, the annual spring Shunki Reitaisai Festival is held when the sanctuary is open to the public, the gomadaki stick burning, and the Shugendo mountain ascetic ceremonies are held.
  • Strawberry House
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Ebinashi Nakagouchi 1120
    This strawberry farm is located in Nakagouchi, Ebina City. From January to June, you can enjoy strawberry-picking (based on order of arrival) on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Elevated cultivation is employed, so you can grab strawberries while standing, and the aisles are wide enough for easy access by children or those in wheelchairs. There is a wholesaler, a kids space, a square, and even a table for diaper-changing.

    いちご狩りと言うと、栃木県や静岡県が有名ですが、近所と言うのがこちらの利点です。しかし、朝6時には並んでいないと整理券は無くなります。(5時に出発したら、栃木でも静岡でも、のんびり行っても着けますね) 金額も、ちょっと高額ですが、高速代が浮いたと思えば、まぁ納得です。 しゃがまなくて良い栽培方法の分も付加価値が高いんだと思います。

  • Log House Restaurant Binzuru
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Aikougunkiyokawamura Miyagase 940-25
    "If you're taking a bus from the Odakyu Line's Honatsugi Station's North Exit, Miyagase is the nearest bus stop. The ""Binzuru"" of the shop's name means ""for the benefit of everyone."" It also draws on Nagano's Binzuru Festival. The shop has an inviting wooden exterior and a cozy, relaxed, and friendly interior. They have a diverse menu including meat dishes like their Forest Pork Saute, course meals, salads, and desserts."
  • Miyagase Lakeside Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Aikougunkiyokawamura Miyagase 940-4
    Buses reach this park on Lake Miyagase from JR and Keio Hashimoto Station in about 50 minutes. It's a good place to enjoy picnics, canoeing, and fireworks. You can make a loop of the park in about 30 to 40 minutes, and it's nice to stroll along enjoying the natural scenery. The park's Road Train Miya-go tourist train completes a 2.8-kilometer circuit in 30 minutes to one hour. The river that flows through the park is a great place to play in summer, and in winter over 10,000 lights illuminate the fir trees next to the Keyaki Square.
  • Hinata Valley Trout Fishing Spot
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Iseharashi Hinata 1770
    This trout fishing facility is surrounded by nature. You can reach it by taking a bus from the north exit of the Odakyu Line's Isehara Station and walking 20 minutes from the final stop. There's no limit to the catch and they offer a convenient package that includes stream fishing with a barbecue. For beginners and families, they recommend fishing from the facility's pond where you can pay for your catch. There is also an area where kids can try grabbing trout by hand, as well as an open space for barbecues. They provide the gear and food (advance reservation required), so you don't have to bring anything. You can cook your catch there too.
  • Kurhaus Yamagoya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Iseharashi Hinata 2184-1
    This facility lets you enjoy camping and barbecuing in the great outdoors along with soaking in their bath house with its naturally free-flowing hot spring water. You can have fun in the Hinata River at the campground, and kids can try catching trout with their hands. There are also lots of guests who use it as a base for climbing Mt. Oyama. There is also a restaurant with a variety of dishes including seasonal vegetables, freshwater fish, and homemade cakes. Take some time and refresh your mind and body in the natural hot spring and break room.
  • Aburisan Oyamadera Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Iseharashi Oyama 724
    "This temple is located in Oyama, Isehara City. Founded in the year 755 by the Buddhist monk Roben, founder of Todaiji Temple in Nara Prefecture. Its primary object of worship is the Oyamafudozo statue cast by the Buddhiest priest Gangyo Shonin in 1264. A number of sacred places were established around the temple when the Buddhiest monk Kukai served as its chief priest. These sacred grounds are worshiped even today as part of a creed known as Oyama Nanafushigi (the Seven Wonders of Oyama). Visitors to the temple can perform a ritual called ""kawara nage"" in which sundried earthenware are thrown off a cliff to ward off evil and misfortune."
  • Grave of Ota Dokan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Iseharashi Kamikasuya 1160
    This gravesite, that of late Muromachi period samurai commander Ota Dokan, is located on the grounds of Banryuzan Toshoin Temple in Kamikasuya, Isehara City. It has been designated by the city as a Cultural Property. It is said his remains were cremated at this temple, which he himself had revived, after he met his untimely death at the home of his lord, Uesugi Sadamasa, which is believed to have been located in nearby Kasuya. There is another grave of Ota Dokan at Daijiji Temple in nearby Shimokasuya, Isehara City.
  • Kawashima Strawberry Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Iseharashi Koinaba 969
    This strawberry farm is in Koinaba, Isehara City. They cultivate strawberries using organic fertilizer, and you can enjoy strawberry-picking without a reservation (reservation required for groups) from January to May. There is also a wholesaler that sells vegetables and rice nearby.
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Disaster Prevention Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Atsugishi Shimotsukoku 280
    This information broadcasting facility for disaster prevention is located along Prefectural Route 22 in Shimotsukoku, Atsugi City. There is a “Disaster Prevention Information and Experience Floor”, with an earthquake experience corner where you can experience shaking while viewing a video. You can also experience strong rain, fire-extinguishing, and evacuation. And you can learn about disaster prevention through videos and more in the disaster prevention theater. Also, mini disaster prevention seminars are held regularly in the free space.
  • Hibita Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Isehara-shi Sannomiya 1472
    Sannomiya Hibita Shrine is located in the Sannomiya area of the city of Isehara in Kanagawa Prefecture and is dedicated to both the god Toyokumune-no-Mikoto, said to be part of the earliest generation of gods, and the god Sakatoki-no-Kami, the god of sake. This has made it a popular destination for sake brewers. It attracts large numbers of worshipers, since it is believed to be a good place to pray for fulfillment of wishes, true love, or a marriage partner. It is one of the five shrines in the former province of Sagami that participates in the Kokufu Festival every year on May 5.
  • Matsubasawa Hotaru no Sato
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Aiko-gun Aikawamachi Hanbara
    This location along the Miyasawa River (Matsubasawa), a tributary of the Nakatsu River flowing through Aikawa Town a 20-minute drive from the Sagamihara-Aikawa Interchange on the Ken-O Expressway via Prefectural Route 54, is famous for its fireflies. The local Matsubasawa Firefly Preservation Society has created a Semisulcospira libertine snail nursery along the river and has engaged in activities promoting the breeding and preservation of the area's fireflies for many years. Today, visitors can still see many Genji and Heike fireflies in the area; in most years, the fireflies can be found through the end of June. The area was also selected for inclusion in the Environment Agency's list of a selection of local areas across Japan home to various animals.

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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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