In the Museum of Kanagawa Prefecture that is located in Yokohama, visitors will get acquainted with the history of the prefecture and its most important cities. Founded in the second half of the previous century, the museum is widely recognized as an important cultural heritage landmark in Japan. The collection exhibited includes items dedicated to the Pacific conflict, the development of Yokohama port, and other … Open
Shonan Beach Park is a safe and interesting place to relax. Storms are rare in this part of the prefecture, so waves are rarely 2 – 3 meters high, as a rule, they are much smaller. The swimming season lasts almost half a year, from April to November. This beach is an ideal destination for everyone who wants to master the basics of surfing. The only thing you need to do is to find a coach and train as much as you … Open
Menbahamatora is an Asian cuisine restaurant located in Yokohama. At this restaurant, you can try the most popular Chinese, Japanese, and Korean dishes. The charming design of the restaurant is perfect for relaxation, while quick and friendly service will not let you feel bored while waiting for the food. The menu is diverse, but Asian noodles and soups are the most popular. Regular customers recommend trying … Open
In order to avoid misunderstanding and conflicts with local people, simply try to be polite and tolerant and never speak vile of Japan and Kanagawa. It is not recommended to make noise or talk loudly to another person or on the phone in public places. Eating on the go is also not common here. For this purpose, it is better to visit some café. Most probably, you will be impressed by the tidiness of local streets, … Open
One of the most visited Buddhist temples is Engaku-ji. It was built in 1282 and till date is one of the five greatest Zen temples in the world. There is a temple complex on the territory of a unique cedar grove. All the trees growing here are more than a hundred years old. In the church various religious and cultural activities, are regularly conducted including lessons of meditation. Adherents of absolutely any … Open
In the Kamakura area, tourists can visit one of the best farmers markets in the region - Kamakura City Farmers' Market. It is a great place to purchase the best vegetables and fruits. The market is also famous for its bakeries that always offer a fine selection of bread and pastries. Near the entrance to the market, there are stalls with spices. There are also several shops with interesting souvenirs. The majority … Open
Japan - moving around the country
A taxi can be an alternative to renting a car. Billing here is not per kilometer, but per every 280 meters. The minimum cost of this lap is 82 cents. Furthermore, for every additional 2 minutes and 15 seconds of the journey, you will need to pay another 80 cents. If you need to get from one region of the country to another in the shortest possible time, you can take advantage of domestic air travel, represented by airplanes, as well as helicopters. Sea transport is used to travel between the islands of Japan, which are located in the southern part of the country. You can also get to the neighboring states on ferries and on cruise liners to undertake an unforgettable adventure.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Japan
Most of the Japanese islands are located in a temperate climate zone, characterized by a clear division of seasons. This feature gives residents and guests of Japan an excellent opportunity to observe the change of seasons in the conditions of original landscapes and enjoy the changes occurring in nature. Many festivals organized in the country are devoted to natural phenomena. They are held throughout the year in different parts of Japan. Among the official festivals, one can single out the Emperor’s birthday. During the festivity, the Emperor, Empress and Crown Prince appear on the veranda of the Palace to meet with the people. At the end of the solemn part, everyone can come to the Palace and leave congratulatory messages for the emperor in a special book.