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Gora Hot Spring – Gora Tensui

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Take a picturesque ride along the Hakone Tozan Railway to its final stop, Gora, 550m high in Hakone’s mountains. Just a minute walk from the station,...

July 2016 Fireworks Festivals Schedule – In & Around Tokyo

Summer means Hanabi Matsuri (花火祭り) season in Japan, and refers to great Fireworks Festivals held throughout the country. During the hot and humid summer, the festivals lighten up the mood and provide a sparkling...

Yokohama Minatomirai: Port of the Future

A skyline that truly impresses Yokohama's Minato Mirai skyline has become iconic to the city. A cruise along this port skyline at night will be among the most romantic and exciting experiences during your trip in...

Kamakura Ajisai – Hydrangea Tour (2) : Jochi-ji

In the previous article, we visited Tokei-ji, a peaceful temple, which used to be a safe haven for women. Now on to our next stop, Jochi-ji (浄智寺). It is located near Tokei-ji and it takes...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan Kanagawa Prefecture (4)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kanagawa 53 Zuisenji Temple (瑞泉寺) in Kamakura [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3255.162784446303!2d139.57314051440437!3d35.32677895693834!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x601844310c6a8229%3A0x4717ca389a92722a!2sZuisen-ji!5e0!3m2!1sde!2s!4v1476924528129&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: End of November until the middle of December Admission: 200yen (adults), 100yen(children) Access: 15min bus ride from...

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...

PomPomPurin Café in Yokohama!

If you are a fan of Sanrio's adorable Golden Retriever character PomPomPurin, then what better way to celebrate than at one of his cafes? Here is an introduction to the latest PomPomPurin Cafe that...

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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan Kanagawa Prefecture (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kanagawa 51 Lake Tanzawa (丹沢湖) in Ashigarashimo - Yamakita [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476953868220!6m8!1m7!1sF%3A-eO0vKc3zGLc%2FVk_rCB2KfWI%2FAAAAAAAAQoI%2F5yypBTFYXQ8epYV8Ok7Ue69boI5K36SNQCLIB!2m2!1d35.4066297!2d139.0415578!3f133.44771682662082!4f0.7991837976456253!5f0.7820865974627469&w=600&h=450] [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d26012.397230354898!2d139.0435261!3d35.41641175!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x60190c92e2a6628d%3A0x442701087c0c2626!2sLake+Tanzawa!5e0!3m2!1sde!2s!4v1476923682912&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning of November Color Peak: Middle of November Access: 50min Fujikyu Shonan Bus ride from Shinmatsuada Station (Odakyu...

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....