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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....

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...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo (2)

3 Roppongi Hills Christmas Market This year is the 10th anniversary of Roppongi Hills’ Christmas Market. It´s based on the biggest Christmas market located in Stuttgart, Germany and features a total of 11 stores lining...

Welcome to Mount Oyama and its Afuri Shrine | Part 2

The view over the city from Oyama Afuri Shrine is very beautiful and the shrine area itself offers many things to discover. The shrine was built more than 2,000 years ago and its name derives...

The Hakone Open-Air Museum

The Hakone Open-Air Museum opened in 1969 as the first open-air art museum in Japan, consisting of five exhibition halls. There are as wide as 70,000 square meters grounds of lush greenery and permanent...

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...

Kamakura Ajisai – Hydrangea Tour (1) : Tokei-ji

On Saturday, June 11th, Wattention staff visited Kamakura to take a look at the beautiful Hydrangea flowers. Rainy season in Japan comes together with these flower blossoms and the shrine and temple areas in Kamakura where...

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...

Kamakura Ajisai – Hydrangea Tour (3) : Meigetsu-in

Our next destination after visiting Tokei-ji and Jochi-ji is Meigetsu-in (明月院) which is popular for its Hydrangea and flower garden. We left Jochi-ji and reached the temple grounds of Meigetsu-in after a 10 minute walk. The little...

Kamakura Ajisai – Hydrangea Tour (4) : Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu

The last stop during our Ajisai-Tour, after visiting the Tokei-ji, Jochi-ji  and Meigetsu-in, was the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (鶴岡八幡宮), the most significant Shinto Shrine in Kamakura area. We reached the shrine within 30 min after...