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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.

Topics

Kanagawa×Sightseeing

  1. 1. Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

    You shouldn't miss this! Six Recommended Tourist Destinations for Yokohama First-Timers

    2017.05.02

  2. 1. Hasedera (Kamakura)

    Five Select Spots to See Hydrangeas in Kanagawa

    2017.04.27

  3. Eat and Walk and Have Fun! Discovering the Appeal of Yokohama Chinatown

    Eat and Walk and Have Fun! Discovering the Appeal of Yokohama Chinatown

    2017.04.27

Kanagawa×Food

  1. 1. Bar De Vinos

    Only in a Port City! 5 Spots in Yokohama to Enjoy Beers from Around the World

    NEW

    2017.05.25

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 1. Men'ya Yokohama Niboshido

    5 Varied Ramen Restaurants in Yokohama, A Ramen Battleground

    NEW

    2017.05.25

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Saorian

    5 Restaurants in Kamakura for Superb Soba

    2017.05.11

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Kanagawa×Shopping

  1. 1. Kamakura New German's Kamakura Custar

    Pick Them Up in Kamakura! 4 Recommended Sweets to Take Home

    2017.04.20

Kanagawa×Hotels

  1. 1. Kamakura Guesthouse

    Stay in a traditional Japanese house! 5 Recommended Guesthouses in Kamakura

    2017.05.11

    Booking.com

  2. 1. Gorakadan

    Spend a Blissful Time! Top 5 Luxurious Accommodations in Hakone

    2017.05.11

    Booking.com

  3. Hostel YUIGAHAMA + SOBA BAR

    Stay in a Guesthouse in Kamakura and Travel Like You Live There

    2017.05.02

Kanagawa×Tips & Manners

  1. If you know this, you'll have an even better time! Information about Kamakura

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

    2017.04.20

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