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Kanagawa

Kanagawa is a prefecture that borders Tokyo and has plenty of charming sightseeing areas such as Yokohama, Shonan, Kamakura, and Hakone.
Yokohama has flourished as a port city for centuries and has plenty of foreign influence. You can enjoy street food in Chinatown and shop at the Red Brick Warehouse. Shonan, which is an open area bordering the ocean, is a great place where you can swim in the summer and enjoy cuisine while gazing at the scenery. If you're going to eat there, you should definitely try their famous shirasudon, whitebait on rice.
Kamakura is a historically important place, and home to many shrines and temples such as the Kotoku-in, which houses the Great Buddha statue; Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, which worships the guardian deities of Kamakura samurai; and Hokoku-ji, which has a gorgeous bamboo grove. You can also enjoy the scenery, with cherry blossoms in the spring, hydrangeas in May-June, and colorful foliage in the fall.
You can take the beloved local train, the Enoden, between Kamakura to Shonan, and sightsee while enjoying the scenery along the coast.
There are also popular onsen (hot spring) resort areas such as Hakone Yumoto, Tonosawa, Miyanoshita, Kowakudani, Gora, Sengokuhara, and Lake Ashi, so you can relax in a hot spring in an inn. This prefecture is full of countless places to see and activities to enjoy.

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Kanagawa×Sightseeing

  1. If You're Feeling Active, Try the Ooka River Cherry Blossom SUP Cruise!

    【Kanagawa】Boat Rides and Cruises! Five Spots to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms by the Water

    2018.03.22

  2. An Onsen in the Mountain at One with Nature - A Great Place to Feel the Onsen Benefits

    Three Select Onsen in Kanagawa with Fantastic Views of the Mountains, Ocean and City

    2018.03.08

  3. Harinezumi Village at Yokohama Station West Exit

    【Kanagawa】 You Can Touch Them! Top 4 Healing Animal Spots

    2018.02.15

Kanagawa×Food

  1. 1. Otowa

    Five Select Sushi Restaurants to Visit in Yokohama, Kanagawa

    2018.03.22

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  2. Kotatsu is the Special Seat for Winter in this Cafe Housed in a Traditional Japanese Home

    【Kamakura/Enoshima/Yokohama】Top 3 Shops Where You Can Dine in Kotatsu

    2018.01.18

  3. Adorable to Look at! Halloween Afternoon Tea

    【Kanagawa】Limited Time Only! Halloween Menu Items You’ll Want to Photograph

    2017.09.28

Kanagawa×Shopping

  1. 【Yokohama Chinatown】Jukei Hanten's Kikkasu and Pifus

    Only Cute Things! Five Select Gifts From Yokohama in Kanagawa to Post on Social Media

    2017.09.21

  2. The Standard and Most Popular Banpin

    Sure to Be a Hit! A Standard Souvenir From Yokohama Chinatown

    2017.09.07

  3. 1. Yokohama Landmark Tower

    It’s Not Just for Sightseeing! 5 Shopping Facilities in the Famous Minato Mirai Area

    2017.06.08

Kanagawa×Hotels

  1. 1. Hakone Kowakien Tenyu

    Five Select Hotels in Hakone Gora, Kanagawa, with Great Customer Reviews

    2018.04.05

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  2. 1. Guest House FUTARENO

    Reasonably Priced & Comfy! 5 Highly Rated Guesthouses in Kanagawa

    2017.10.19

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  3. 1. Y's CABIN Yokohama Kannai

    Stay Cheaply at Five Recommended Capsule Hotels in Yokohama

    2017.06.15

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Kanagawa×Tips & Manners

  1. What kind of place is Kanagawa?

    Good to Know Before You Visit! Basic Knowledge on Kanagawa

    2017.09.14

  2. The History of Kamakura

    If you know this, you’ll have an even better time! Information about Kamakura

    2017.04.20

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