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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. Mountain Climbing at Omote Tanzawa (Mt. Oyama Course, Mt. Tonodake Course)

    Experience an Authentic Hike on a Day Trip from Tokyo! A Guide to Enjoying Tanzawa, Kanagawa

    2017.06.29

  2. Jogashima Area

    Just One Hour from Tokyo! How to Enjoy Your Time at Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa, A City by the Sea

    2017.06.29

  3. 1. Odawara Castle (including Odawara Castle Ruins Park)

    Just 35 Minutes from Tokyo! Sightseeing Guide for the History-Rich Odawara Castle Area in Kanagawa

    2017.06.22

Kanagawa×Food

  1. POST by HONEY: An open terrace where the sea breeze blows through  (Wadazuka)

    Four Recommended “Seaside Cafes” in Kamakura

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    2017.07.20

  2. ALOHA TABLE Shonan: A place that is filled with the authentic flavors of Waikiki

    From Famous Sweets Shops to Seafood! 5 Gourmet Spots in Shonan

    2017.06.22

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Garden Farm Yokohama Ekimae Branch

    Five Select Restaurants in Yokohama Serving Fabulous Lunches for Less than 1,000 JPY

    2017.06.08

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Kanagawa×Shopping

  1. 1. Yokohama Landmark Tower

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

    2017.06.08

  2. 1. Renga no Yuwaku from Yokohama Motomachi Mutekiro

    Take them Home as Souvenir! 5 Superb Sweets from Yokohama

    2017.06.01

  3. 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. Y's CABIN Yokohama Kannai

    Stay Cheaply at Five Recommended Capsule Hotels in Yokohama

    2017.06.15

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  2. 1. The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu

    Incredibly Popular Thanks to Excellent Reviews! Top 5 Recommended Hotels in Yokohama

    2017.06.08

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  3. 1. Kamakura Guesthouse

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

    2017.05.11

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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