Photogallery of Kanagawa, Japan

Daihakone Country Club, Kanagawa
Daihakone Country Club, Kanagawa by Williamcho @flickr
Shonan Sunset
Shonan Sunset by Kurotango Clip @flickr
China Town
China Town by Guwashi999 @flickr
eternal recurrence
eternal recurrence by Oimax @flickr
Kanagawa by Ajari @flickr
Roller coaster
Roller coaster by Yakinik @flickr
buildings and boats
buildings and boats by Oimax @flickr
Yokohama Sky
Yokohama Sky by Guwashi999 @flickr
Cherry blossoms / Sakura
Cherry blossoms / Sakura by Tanaka Juuyoh @flickr
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More to see in Kanagawa
Unique sulfurous springs remain one of the most important calling cards of the region. These springs are mostly located in Ōwakudani valley. Travelers are welcome to participate in special interesting hiking tours that are regular in the region. During these tours, they will visit the largest springs and an ancient Shinto temple famous for its gorgeous statues made of volcanic lava, and then ride a cable road that connects two mountains. Needless to say, the cable road offers breathtaking views of the region. Finally, travelers can try a unique delicacy in this part of the prefecture – kuro-tamago or eggs boiled in a sulfurous spring. Specifically for fans of gorgeous views, Yokohama Marine Tower offers interesting excursions with striking views. It is a 100-meter lighthouse that has a viewing platform on the top. Having reached the platform in a fast elevator, you will be able to admire magnificent views of the city and the coastal area. It is also possible to see famous Mount Fuji from afar. The lighthouse is also a museum – there is a permanent exhibition on the ground floor that is dedicated to the marine theme. It includes gear of sailors, different models of compasses and sextants, old maps, and historical documents. Not far from the building, tourists will find Yamashita-koen, a picturesque park that is a perfect place to relax and restore peace of mind. Excursions to Lake Ashi and Fukara-yosui tunnel are no less interesting. If the weather permits, it is … Read further

Chapters of the guide to Kanagawa

Advices for travellers

8. It is common to clean up after oneself in Japanese fast foods. Take away all utensils and litter before returning the tray. 9. Smoking is prohibited in the vast majority of public areas in Japan. If you need to smoke, it is better to ask people about the closest smoking area. Otherwise, you will have to pay a large fine. 10. When entering a restaurant, it is necessary to wait for an administrator who … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

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

Travel guide to Kanagawa

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

Traditions and mentality of Kanagawa

The so-called Golden Week is very popular in Japan. April 29 and the following four days off in May are a typical time for travel and various family activities. If you plan to visit Kanagawa during this time of the year, be prepared to find all tourist areas filled with the Japanese from other prefectures. It is recommended to book tickets and a hotel room in advance because it will be virtually impossible to find … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Traditionally, rice and fish are the most popular ingredients in the national cuisine of Japan. Kanagawa prefecture is no exception. Food with tuna as the main ingredient or at least with some tuna is particularly popular here. The reason for this is simple – there is a city called Miura that has a large Misaki port. It is one of the main trade centers of fishing in Japan that provides fish not only to Kanagawa but … Open

Attractions and active leisure

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

Top sigths of Japan

The Emperor’s Palace is an important historic and architectural sight of the capital. The palace is also known under the name Edo Castle. Elegant towers, heavy wooden doors and foss on the perimeter show how solid and impenetrable the building is. The Kokyo Palace, which was built in the 15th century, is located among beautiful parks. Once you observe spacious halls and corridors of the palace, take a walk in Kitanomaru Park to enjoy the view of centuries old trees and ancient statues. … Open

Photogalleries of neighbours of Kanagawa

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