Kanagawa-ken Things to Do

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Kanagawa-ken Things to Do

  • Chinatown

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Yokohama Kanteibyo (Guan Gong Temple) is one of the oldest temples in Chinatown. Founded in 1862 by migrant Chinese, the temple has faced numerous calamities. It was destroyed by the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, then damaged heavily in World War II. Somehow this unlucky temple was struck by lightning in 1981, then it burned down in 1986. The...

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  • Minato Mirai 21

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Minato Mirai, officially Minato Mirai 21, is the Central Business District of Yokohama. The area began development in 1983 on what was previously an industrial area. The most prominent building is the Landmark Tower, Japan's tallest skyscraper, which was completed in 1993 and stands 972 feet high.

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  • Landmark Tower

    Yokohama Things to Do

    This skycrapper is with 70 stories above ground and height of 296 meters is a symbol of Yokohama and the Pride! In the 69th floor where it's the Observatory deck you can view the city and you will astonished with the lovely panorama. You can see the Mt. Fuji and the neighbooring place of Yokohama from there! Tallest building in Japan and the...

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  • Red Brick Warehouse

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Yokohama's Red Brick Warehouse is a historic dockside warehouse that has been restored, renovated, and turned into a major shopping center. The two facilities were constructed by a Japanese company in 1911 and 1913, and are notable for largely surviving the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake. The buildings also lasted through World War II and were...

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  • Yamashita Park

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Walking along the Yamashita PArk is a refreshing one since it's situated along the beach near the biggest pier of Japan which is in Yokohama. Catching a lovely sunset is very nice. You can view the harboour of the Minato Mirai which you can see the towering Landmark Tower. You can also walk along to the Minato Mirai. From there you can go directly...

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  • Sankeien Gardens

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Sankeien Garden in Yokohama is a landscape garden and an open air museum(probably the first of its kind in Japan) opened in 1906 by Tomitarou Hara, a wealthy silk merchant and a supporter of young artists. It has ten buildings designated as Juyo Bunkazai or National Cultural Property. It consists of Outer Garden and Inner Garden. Outer Garden is...

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  • Nippon Maru

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Nippon-Maru Memorial Park a traditional sailingship & museum is one of the attractions in the port of Yokohama. You will be able to enter the ship, see some of the cabins and learn about the ship's history dating back to 1930. Untill 1984 11500 cadettes were educated there and the ship sailed 45 times around the earth. Read more about this ship and...

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  • Cosmoworld

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Cosmoworld is the name of a large theme-park and recreation-area around of the giant ferris Wheel. Unfortunately its gates were locked at night and while the giant wheel might still be turning around it will be impossible to take a ride then unfortunately. Maybe next time !

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  • Yokohama Baybridge

    Yokohama Things to Do

    The promenade called “Sky Walk” was constructed to be a facility to command a view from Yokohama Bay Bridge. It was opened in September of 1989 together with the bridge. I was lucky to see it in November of 1993. Sky Walk consists of “Sky Tower”, “Sky Promenade” and “Sky Lounge”. “Sky Tower”: Height approximately 60m, 2 elevators. “Sky...

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  • Old Tokaido Road

    Yokohama Things to Do

    From Hodogaya you need to go over the number of minor slopes one of them is Gontazaka slope. After you climb up the slope you will see the Ichirizuka milestone at Shinano in less than half an hour walk. In a mega-cities like Yokohama it is really a miracle that a pair of mounds remain nearly intact. After passing Ichirizuka mounds you will walk...

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  • Overview

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Yokohama's Waterfront is full of parks with views of the ports, cruise ship terminals, and the scenic waterfront of the city. From Harbor View Park to the south to Yamashita Park and Rinko Park in the north, the tourist area of the waterfront stretches some two miles, while the port areas go many miles farther in each direction. Harbor View Park...

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  • Yokohama Stadium and Yokohama Park

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Yokohama Stadium is a multipurpose stadium built in 1978, with a capacity of 30,000 spectators. The stadium is home to the Yokohama BayStars of the Nippon Professional Baseball league. The stadium is used primarily for baseball, but it has also hosted Australian Rules Football games and numerous big concerts like Carlos Santana, Madonna, and...

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  • Shinyokohama Ramen Museum

    Yokohama Things to Do

    This is a museum dedicated to Japanese noodles. It is an eclectric ensemble of old-style Tokyo and a display of all the instand noodle packaging throughout the years. There is also a section where you can try the different styles of ramen in a recreated noodle stall. The admission is 300yen for adults and 100yen for children.

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  • Kamakura

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Kamakura is a city of under 200,000 people, located just 30 miles from central Tokyo. From 1185 to 1333 Kamakura was the de facto capital of Japan. During this time, known as the Kamakura Period, the shoguns, or military leaders, and their regents, or political rulers, led the country from Kamakura. The valley was a natural fortress, surround on...

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  • Big Pier

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Dont miss the new Cruiseport-building of Osanbashi Pier! because it has some really interesting architecture constructed with a great combination of wood, glass and steel. You get the feeling to see a small hill from your ship, as the construction is partly covered also by (artificial?) grass. Inside of the construction you will find a large...

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  • Western-Style Houses at Yamate Bluff

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Yokohama was just a small fishing village until American Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in 1853, then again in 1854, with a mandate to open Japan to international trade. In 1858 Yokohama was selected to be among the first five ports open to commercial trade, and the port opened in 1859. Foreigners soon followed, establishing a community in a...

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  • Harbor View Park

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Harbor View Park (港の見える丘公園, minatonomieruokakouen) is a great park in Yokohama near the historic Yakata neighborhood. This park, which opened to the public in 1962, stands at the site of a former British military barracks, and another part of the park was a French garrison. Years ago, the...

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  • Shop and Dine at Motomachi

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Motomachi is a famous Yokohama shopping area located between Yamate and Chinatown, south of the Central Business District. Since the opening of Japan and the arrival of Westerners in 1859, this has been a center for Western businesses like shops and restaurants. Today this shopping area stretches five blocks, and it features a variety of European...

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  • Marine Tower

    Yokohama Things to Do

    The highest light house in the world. Which also houses a Museum Beer Mug collection. I confirmed this in 'The Guinness Book World of Records". Informations: 10:00-21:00 Closed irregularly (Call ahead to check) Charge: 700 yen

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  • Silk Museum

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Yokohama's Silk Museum was opened in 1959 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the port of Yokohama to foreigners. The museum is actually located on the site of the British trading firm Jardine Matheson & Co, model for the Struan company in James Clavell's novels set in Hong Kong and Japan. The museum shows the history of silk...

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  • Kanazawa Hakkei

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Nojima is an Island located at southernmost area of Yokohama close to Kanazawa Hakkei station of Keikyu Line. The island gives the nice backdrop for sunset view as described as one of the eight wonderful views of Kanazawa (Kanazawa Hakkei) from which the area nickname derived. When I was an university student at Kanagawa University Nojima was the...

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  • Foreign General Cemetery

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery was established in 1854, when one of Commodore Matthew Perry's sailors died aboard a ship in the bay. Perry requested from the Japanese government a site to bury the dead American, and he was granted a plot within Zotokuin temple in Yokohama village. This grave was later moved, but the first grave that still exists...

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  • Zooasia

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Opens from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Ticket Price: 1. Adult - (18 yrs. old & above) - 600 Yen 2. High School Students - 300 Yen 3. Children (Elementary/Junior) - 200 Yen 20% discounts for group (30 persons or more) Free for senior citizens (65 yrs. old & above) and handicapped.

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  • Yokohama World Porters

    Yokohama Things to Do

    The Yokohama World Porters a large-scale multiple commercial building that has various stores selling foodstuffs and interiors goods, as well as famous brand outlets and a cinema complex. . When you are in Minato Mirai 21, do not forget to visit this place it is worth spending time looking around. .

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  • Tour Buses

    Yokohama Things to Do

    There is a very reasonable sort of tour bus bringing you close to most of the tourist sites, sometimes a bit crowded. The Akai Kutsu bus is a tourist spot round trip bus to the Minato Mirai 21 Area, Akarenga Soko, Yamashita-Chinatown Area, Motomachi and Minatono-Mieruoka Koen. You pay 100 Yen every time you enter the bus. There is a stop near the...

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  • Yokohama Doll Museum

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Houses a collection of about 9,800 dolls from 138 countries around the world. Enjoy puppet shows at Red Shoes Theater (admission charged). Website: http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/ycvb/english/doll/index.html

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  • Pacifico Yokohama

    Yokohama Things to Do

    One of the largest multiple convention centers in the world with an impressive exterior incorporating the motif of a yacht sail and shells. . Facilities include the Conference Center, Exhibition Hall, Yokohama Grand Inter-Continental Hotel, and the National Convention Hall. . Inside which the International Media Center for the 2002 FiFa World...

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  • Surburban Areas

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Totsuka-ku is one of the suburban areas at the southwestern part of Yokohama city mainly of residential districts with some large factories. Higashi-Totsuka is newly developed area with some large-scale shopping malls. Less than ten minutes walk south from Higashi Totsuka station, however, you will find Old Tokaido Road. So Higashi Totsuka station...

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  • Major Museums

    Yokohama Things to Do

    We briefly visited this museum, with a large number of exhibits. There doesn't seem to be any great pattern to it, but I liked some of the old coins on display, as well as old pottery from different parts of the world. There's plenty of English signage as well. Of moderate interest. Entrance is 200 yen. In the same building there is the Yokohama...

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  • Port of Yokohama

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Go on a sight-seeing cruise round the bay. Leaves from the pier every hour or so, the trip lasts about an hour (surprisingly). Basically the boat goes in a circle round the bay, and if you don't speak Japanese you won't understand when they point out all the various sights, so go with a friend who does if you can. Relatively expensive at 1400 yen...

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  • Americayama Park

    Yokohama Things to Do

    America-Yama Park is a new park on Yamate Bluffs, just completed in 2009. The park was built on the site of the American diplomatic enclave during the Meiji Era. After World War II, the area of the park was a United States military garrison, until it was returned to Japan in 1971. Today the park is covered in green grass and lined with dogwood...

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  • Hakone

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Although Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, where the Hakone belongs, getting to Hakone from Yokohama is a bit complicated. Despite this, when you stay in Yokohama, visiting Hakone as a one day trip is one of the most favored options.(I will talk about in details in transportation tips). Popular places of interest include Owakudani...

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  • Walking

    Yokohama Things to Do

    yokohoma is an exquisite place. try to walk around and avoid trains and buses to appreciate more the beauty that city offers. the place is very safe. have fun meeting and try to chat with the locals but be sure u are ready with ur dictionary or better yet, learn how to speak important japanese terms.

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  • Tsurumi

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Mitsuke Park is a Natural tourist attraction that is one of the 100 best Hanami spots in Japan. In this park, there are 78 kinds 1,600 sakura. This park is also chosen as best 50 Bird watching place in Yokohama. So, many wild birds live in this ponds. One of the best bird watching place nearby Tokyo. That is why many people enjoy thing park in...

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  • Shopping Malls and Department Stores

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Yokohama Jackmall > A gigantic commercial complex that accommodates numerous specialty stores and restaurants in its 22,000 sq meters of floor space. The mall consists of an East Wing and a West Wing, linked by Grand Mall Park.

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  • Temples and Shrines

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Kodo Kyoden Buddhist Temple is a man made tourist attraction that is not originally made to attract tourist. The main god of this temple is Mahakada (Daikoku), the God of Wealth. Unlike most of the temples in the world this temple is unique because it is not only a temple but a school also.

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  • Enoshima - Go to Enoshima Island

    A small adventure in itself. Enoshima Island has plenty of nice restaurants and a great scenic view.

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  • Enoshima - Go to the Beach

    Enoshima is a popular place for young crowds to hang out, enjoy the 'dirty' beaches, and for both the young and the old to enjoy popular attractions in the area.One of the other good things about Enoshima is that it does provide a good view of Mt. Fuji in the distance From what I understand, there's an even better view in the winter.

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  • Hakone Golden Course

    Hakone Golden Course is a traveling route in Hakone, is covered the following area,connected by various transportations such as mountain rail ways, cable cars, ropeways, cruising boats and buses, the free pass are provided by Odakyu-dentetsu and Hakone tozan-tetsudo.The areas you can visit are;-Odawara-Hakone-Yumoto hot spring-Hakone open air art...

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  • Ashino-ko lake, in Hakone

    Ashino-ko lake is touted as the primary attraction of the Hakome region, but it’s Mt. Fuji, with its snow-clad slopes glimmering in reflection on the water, that lends the lake its poetry.You have the consolation of a ferry trip across the lake, you can always buy a postcard of the view.

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  • Kamakura

    Kamakura is one of the most popular day trip destinations where you can feel Japanese culture.Kamakura is a historical area, during the Heian period it was the chief city of the Knto region, and from the 12th through 14th centuries the Minamoto shoguns ruled Japan from here under what is known as the Kamakura Shogunate.Where to visit;-The Great...

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  • Chinatown, in Yokohama

    Chukagai called in Japanese, is Chinatown not far from the harbor area.This is one of Yokohama’s greatest tourist attractions and the tiny streets are often packed with visitors who come to ogle the over-the-top Chinese facades of the neighborhood’s stores and restaurants.

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  • Sankei-en, is a garden in Yokohama

    Sankei-en, is a garden, was established in 1906 by a Yokohama silk merchant.The beautifully landscaped gardens feature a 500-years-old three-storey pagoda.There are separate admission charges to the outer and inner garden.The inner one is a fine example of traditional Japanese garden landscaping.- Admission fee for each garden is JPY 300- Opening...

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  • Yamashita-koen Park, in Yohohame

    The area, east of Kannai station, is traditionally Yokohama’s sightseeing area.At the heart of it all is the waterfront Yamashita-koen Park.Moored alongside the park you will find the Hikawa-Maru.

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  • Minato Mirai 21, in Yokohama

    This new development ( the 21 stands for 21st century) just north of Sakuragucho station is another of those Japanese excursion into the metropolis-of-the-future theme.One of the highlight is new Landmark Tower, which not only is the tallest building in Japan, but also has the world fastest lift (45km/h).

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