Kanagawa-ken Things to Do

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Kanagawa-ken Things to Do

  • Chinatown

    Yokohama Things to Do

    North Gate of Chinatown often referred by the Japanese as Genbumon and Xianwumen by the Chinese, is often used as an exit to get to Yokohama Park and Yokohama Stadium before reaching Kannai Station. The gate has been said to serve as the guardian of the town during the night. The deity Xian Wu one of the Chinese Four Signs is also known as Black...

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  • Yamashita Park

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Other names: Indian Drinking Fountain Excellently decorated water tower donated to the Yokohama City in 1939 to thank the relief effort by Yokohama City Government during Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. Just as Jose Rizal Bust in Hibiya Park is a place to get together for Filipinos living in Japan, Indian Water Tower in Yamashita Park also is a...

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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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  • Temples and Shrines

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Sengen-jinja Shrine along the Old Tokaido Road is one of the 1,300 sengen/asama shrines in Japan enshrining Konohana-sakuyahime the deity of Mount Fuji. It was originally founded in 1080 A.D. and in 1196 Minamoto-no-Yoritomo built its shrine buildings. It was built upon the ancient burial mound with some ancient caves used for dwelling and tombs....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sankeien Gardens

    Yokohama Things to Do

    An unmanned boat floating on a pond, and you see the three-tied pagoda over the hill. That's an unmistakable view of Sankeien Outer Garden. Boat is one of the major fixtures of Japanese Garden. It was used to enjoy the view from the pond. The boat on the Sankeien pond is stationary and birds often use this place to rest.

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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 Stadium and Yokohama Park

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Yokohama Park is the first western-style Park open to Japanese public in 1876. Today it is best known by Yokohama Stadium the home field of pro baseball team DeNa Baystars. The park also has a fountain, Japanese garden, children's playground and most notably the flowerbeds of tulip. It is not that large but to the city dwellers it is one of the...

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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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  • Kamakura, Day Trip

    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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  • Old Tokaido Road

    Yokohama Things to Do

    There is an interesting explanatory board at the Sengenshita Intersection of Old Tokaido Road close to Sengen-jinja Shrine. It is an ukiyoe picture showing us how the Old Tokaido in Yokohama might have been during mid 19th century just after Yokohama was open to the world. As you may find current Yokohama Station area was still under the sea....

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  • Shinyokohama Ramen Museum

    Yokohama Things to Do

    The Shinyokohama Ramen Museum is one of the hidden gems of Yokohama. This three story museum features a small museum, gift shop, and toy race track on the first floor. The lower two floors have 9 great ramen restaurants featuring ramen styles from throughout Japan and foreign styles of ramen influenced by Japan. We paid the 300 Yen entrance fee,...

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  • Marine Tower

    Yokohama Things to Do

    When I went to the Marine Tower it was cloudy and did not have that excellent distant views let alone Mount Fuji as the travel guides say. Yet I could get the nearby landmarks. The easiest landmarks to find is Yokohama Landmark Tower formerly the tallest building in Japan, 296 meters in height before the title was recently replaced by Abeno...

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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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  • Tsurumi

    Yokohama Things to Do

    The head temple of Soto school of Zen Buddhism is what puts Tsurumi on the map. It was originally founded at Noto area in Ishikawa Prefecture as a Shingon sect temple in 740 A.D. It was converted to Soto Zen Buddhist temple in 1321 by Taiso Josai Daishi, great patriarch of Soto Buddhism and given current name by Emperor Go-Daigo in 14th century. It...

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  • Osambashi Pier (Big Wharf)

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Big Pier is really huge and it takes about 5 to 10 minutes from the one edge to another. When you walk on the pier, you will feel some ups and downs on the walkway. Some people do enjoy jogging on the pier and it is surely a nice exercise. It seems that these joggers run from the pier to Yamashita Park.

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  • Overview

    Yokohama Things to Do

    The most popular park in Yokohama is undoubtedly Yamashita Park and Harbor View Park. But such bay area parks hardly represent the parks in Yokohama. In Yokohama there are lots of large parks mostly located in suburban areas. Some of my favorite ones are: Shikino-mori Park: the park located close to Zooasia Hodogaya Park: the park around...

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  • Hakone, Day Trip

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Major Parks

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Originally Kishine Camp for U.S. Army after the second world war and made into a public park after it was returned in 1972. When I lived in Yokohama during 1980s it was popular park as a huge community park for Yokohama residents. After subway line station KISHINE KOEN Station opened in 1985 the better access from both Shinyokohama and Yokohama...

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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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  • 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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  • Jogging

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Mitsuzawa Park is an athletic park about two kilometers northwest of Yokohama Station. The park has two trim courses #1(1,350m) and #2(1.000m) used both for jogging and walking. There is a distance mark for every 100 meters. Both courses are a lot more challenging than those of Kishine park and Yamashita Park because it passes major places of...

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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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  • Yokohama Station and its Vicinity

    Yokohama Things to Do

    Around Yokohama Station, there aren't so many parks large enough for jogging. Okano Park is one of the parks Bay Sheraton concierge might recommend for morning walk or jogging. The park is located about one kilometer west of Yokohama Station noted for swimming pools, baseball field and rose beds. The park is a nice place for jogging. It is one of...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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