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Kanagawa Prefecture

Just 35-minute away from Tokyo Station: ODAWARA

Connect with Japanese culture and tradition Odawara is a famous jokamachi (castle town) in Kanagawa prefecture with centuries-old connections to ninja, samurai, geisha and tea that make it an unforgettable destination. The castle itself boasts...

Miurakaigan: Town of Early Blooming Cherry Blossom is about one-hour train ride from Tokyo

As the earliest blooming sakura in Honshu, Kawazuzakura cherry blossoms start blossoming as early as February, coloring their surroundings in vibrant pink. In order to enjoy the fleeting beauty of the cherry blossoms, we...

Misaki Port & Jogashima: Home to Beautiful Nature, Sparkling Seas, and Delicious Maguro (Tuna)

Standing on top of a hill, I look down at the beach and glittering sea over a fence of wild flowers. The beautiful natural arch of Umanose-Domon is only a short hike away, and...

Reminiscing Old Japan in Kanagawa prefecture

Temples, arts, entertainment, history and culture Beyond the first urban impressions of its capital Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture surprises us with cultural treasures, fascinating legends and historic sites that are of great importance to Japan. Its...

Kanagawa Beaches: Guide to Cozy Restaurants with a View

The sweltering concrete jungle that is Tokyo has a few escape routes, one of them being the beaches in Kanagawa, just an hour or two train ride, depending on where you live in Tokyo....

The History of Yokohama: Perry, Ports, and Progress

Yokohama is a modern day city filled to the brim with originality, a mixture of innovation, and history. Walking along its streets you'll be struck by any number of features that make it unique, from...

Sagamiko Resort, fun comes in many forms

With so much to do at Sagamiko Resort, the fun is guaranteed If you ever find yourself undecided or at an impasse with your friends over what to do on weekends, consider this: nobody will...

First Shrine visit of the year – Hatsumode

New Year's is one of the most important holidays on the Japanese calendar. During the Edo period and the old way of counting, everyone was one year old at birth (because they counted the...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence (4)

Yokohama is the haven in Kanagawa prefecture that Tokyo citizens often escape to for a day-trip when their everyday life becomes overwhelming. The port city, located only a mere 45 minutes from Tokyo’s city...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo

1 ~ 6 Get into the right mood for Christmas as you take in the decorations and have your fill of festive food and drinks as these spots in and around Tokyo are transformed into...