Spots in Ashigara Area

  • Lake Tanzawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa prefecture Ashigami-gun Yamakita cho
    This artificial lake is in Yamakita Town, Ashigarakami County, Kanagawa Prefecture. There are parks around the lake and in autumn it is a great place to view the gorgeous changing colors of the leaves. In addition to fishing for trout and black bass, it's a popular leisure spot for boating, cycling, and camping. It's been selected as one of the top 50 picturesque spots in Kanagawa, as well as one of the top 100 reservoirs for its great scenery.
  • Hadano Tokawa Prefectural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Hadanoshi Horiyamashita 1513
    This is a nature park in the Horiyamashita and Tokawa areas of Hadano City. The Mizunashi River flowing from Mt. Tanzawa traverses the grounds and its nature plays an important role in the park. With its little league baseball field and an area to play in the river, its known among the locals as a kid-friendly place to get some exercise. It has a barbecue area that provides full rental kits, so you don't have to bring cooking gear. The 267-meter-long, 35-meter-high Kaze-no-Tsuribashi suspension bridge is a park landmark and connects the banks of the Mizunashi River.
  • Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Minamiashigarashi Daiyuchou 1157
    This Soto Zen temple is in Minamiashigara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Founded in 1401, it is the main Kanto base for followers of the Tsugen lineage. On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, they hold a Zen mediation workshop in the main hall followed by a Dharma talk. The temple's meditation hall is a Zen training dojo; in the summer there are chances to experience the Zen life, including their Zen meet-up for children, and a summertime Zen study group.
  • Ashigara Pass
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Prefecture Minamiashigara City, Shizuoka Prefecture Sunto-gun Oyama Town
    This pass is near the prefectural border of Minami Ashigara City and Oyama Town, Sunto County, Shizuoka. Nearby is the Ashigara Castle ruin, the site of Ashikaga Takauji army's headquarters for the Takenoshita Battle, and one can get a splendid view of Mt. Fuji. Here, there are year-round hikers enjoying the Ashigara Pass and Mt. Kintoki hiking courses. The view from the pass is one of Kanagawa's top 50 Scenic Sights.
  • Yuhi Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa prefecture Ashigarashimo-gun Hakone cho
    Cascading from the inner branch of the Sakawa River, these falls are approximately five meters wide and 23 meters high. During the summer time, the campsite is available and visitors enjoy playing in the waters. Annually, the first Sunday of July is the ceremony for opening the falls, during which time prayers for the safety of all mountain climbers and campsite visitors are offered. The surrounding woods provide a beautiful setting for the falls to view the spring and autumn foliage, which attracts many visitors.
  • Ashigara Forest Park Maruta-no-Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Minamiashigarashi Hiromachi 1544
    A lush forest park located in Minamiashigara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The Parcabout sports complex, located inside the park, is Japan's first play park where kids can climb around in a giant net playground suspended in the middle of a forest. The park also has mini trekking and walking courses-the whole family can spend an entire day here having fun. In addition, there's a campground with rental equipment and you can barbecue here with no need to prep either.
  • Asahi Breweries (Kanagawa Brewery)
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Minamiashigarashi Nuda 1223
    This Asahi Brewery factory is in Nuda, Minamiashigara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Its lush, expansive grounds cover about 410,000 square meters and visitors can tour the factory. Beer tastings with up to three glasses per person in a 20-minute period let you try one or two varieties in addition to Asahi Super Dry. Advance reservation by phone or Email is required.
  • Katano Strawberry Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Hadanoshi Tokawa 1063
    Opened in 2012, this strawberry farm is located in Hadano City. Inside the spacious greenhouses different kinds strawberries are grown, such as yayoihime and benihoppe varieties. This farm uses elevated beds so you can pick strawberries without crouching, and the aisles are wide enough for strollers or wheelchairs. One can also request unscheduled shipping for gifting strawberries.
  • Karikawa Valley Trout Fishing Spot
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Minamiashigarashi Yagurasawa 1682
    This fishing moat is on the Karigawa River in the Yagurasawa area. Once you've signed up at reception, they release two-kilogram trout into the designated zone. The large riverside area has numerous streams running through it, and it's particularly popular in summer with an area where kids can try grabbing trout by hand. The natural surroundings are beautiful and depending on the season you can see cherry blossoms or the new green. The restroom and parking lot makes it great for families. There is also a barbecue area where you can cook your catch and enjoy it along with other items you bring with you.
  • Shasui Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarakamigunyamakitamachi Hirayama
    You can reach this well-known cascade in Hirayama, Yamakita-machi by taking a bus from Yamakita Station. The famous Kamakura period priest Mongaku is said to have trained at the waterfall, and its name derives from a line of esoteric Buddhist verse. Apart from being named one of the 100 elections of the waterfall in Japan, it has been designated one of Kanagawa's top-50 scenic views, one of the top 100 Future Heritage Spots, and one of the Top 100 Famous Water. Looking up at the thundering waterfall surrounded by greenery from the vermilion painted bridge, you'll absorb negative ions and become refreshed both physically and mentally. Step out of time and away from the noise of the city and enjoy the pure, beautiful flow of these falls.
  • Nakagawa Onsen Buna no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarakamigunyamakitamachi Nakagawa 645-8
    Buses run to this day-use hot spring facility in Nakagawa Onsen from Shin-Matsuda Station. Known as Takeda Shingen's hideaway hot spring, it's in a beautiful natural setting. It's an alkaline simple spring with a high concentration of hydroxide ions, and bathing here is said to aid recovery from gastrointestinal disorders and cuts. The large sunlit bathing areas are glass paneled so you can enjoy the seasonal scenery of the natural surroundings. The second floor has a break room with a view. Besides therapeutic bathing and soaking to help aid recovery from fatigue, you can feel free to stop by after mountain climbing or hiking too.
  • Yadoriki-Nanatsuboshi Dog Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Ashigarakami-gun Matsudamachi Yadoriki 5605
  • Organic Cafe Kafu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarakamigunmatsudamachi Yadoriki 4097-1
    You can reach this organic cafe in about 25 minutes by bus from Shin-Matsuda Station on the Odakyu Line. They're only open on weekends. Located in the mountains of Matsuda Town, it's a great place to relax while gazing out at the seasonal mountain scenery. Their healthy menu features environmentally friendly growth of vegetables and items like dry curry with homemade pickles and pizza toast made with natural yeast and domestic wheat. They have lots of organic drinks available, including an array of organic teas.
  • Flick Fishing Field
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Hadanoshi Tanzawaterayama 75
    This managed fishing spot makes use of the area's natural landscape. It covers two kilometers on the upper reaches of the Fujikuma River in Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park in a ravine with sunlight filtering through the trees. With good access from the city, you can enjoy fly fishing at your own pace amidst Tanzawa's beautiful natural environment. People fish for char, landlocked salmon, and rainbow trout. Fed by spring water, it's always around 12 degrees Celsius and the fish are kept in top condition.
  • Tawara Furusato Folk House
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Hadanoshi Higashitawara 999 Tahara hometown park
    This two-story wooden workshop facility is in Tahara Furusato Park in the eastern part of Hadano City. It has a farm stand, a soba restaurant called Shinonome, a soba making workshop, and a factory for making pickled vegetables. A visit here provides the chance to enjoy ni-hachi soba noodles made with an 80/20 buckwheat flour/wheat flour mix that is fresh ground, fresh made, and fresh boiled. They make their noodles with spring water from the foot of Tanzawa mountains, that's been designated as one of the top 100 Famous Water. The instruction at their soba noodle making workshops is easy to follow, making it great for beginners. You can reach the facility by taking a bus from the Odakyu Line's Hadano Station to the Nakaniwa stop and walking about three minutes.
  • Tanzawa Lake Memorial Museum Miho no Ie
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarakamigunyamakitamachi Kamioda 759-2
    This exhibition hall is a part of the Tanzawa Lake Memorial Hall located on the side of Prefectural Route 76 in Kamioda, Yamakita Town, Ashigarakami County. The hall's building is a restored folk home relocated from a settlement in Yozuku village that was submerged under Tanzawa Lake with the construction of Miho Dam. The 120-year-old folk home houses a range of exhibits including household goods from yesteryear.
  • Yadoriki Trout Fishing Spot
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarakamigunmatsudamachi Yadoriki 5573
    This fishing spot is located in Yadoriki, Matsuda Town, Ashigarakami County. It offers a variety of activities for fishing lovers to enjoy such as mountain stream fishing for landlocked masu salmon, fishing trout in a fishing pond, and hand fishing. Visitors can also utilize the barbecuing area, cafe, dog park, and other facilities at the adjacent Yadoriki Healing Village.
  • Matsudayama Herb Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Matsuda Town Kenko Fukushi Center Kenraku no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarakamigunmatsudamachi Matsudasouryou 17-2 Matsuda Town Health and Welfare Center 3F
    This public bathing facility is located inside of Matsuda Town Health and Welfare Center in Matsudasoryo, Matsuda Town, Ashigarakami County. On clear days it is possible to see Mt. Fuji from its bath tubs, which are equipped with water jets. There is a lounge for relaxing after a bath and it is also possible to rent a towel, bath robe, and other items.
  • Yadoriki Nanatsuboshi Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Ashigarakami-gun Matsudamachi Yadoriki 5605

Kanagawa Areas


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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