Category: Kanagawa

  • Kanagawa Onsen Hot Springs

    Kanagawa Onsen Hot Springs

    Kanagawa Prefectures boasts the spectacular Hakone area, just 2 hours southwest of Tokyo and featuring lofty peeks, deep valleys, clear streams and some of the finest hot springs in Japan. Hakone is close to Mt. Fuji, where there are more than one hundred Japanese-style inns and hotels, abundant hot springs, beautiful nature and museums, exciting…

  • Miyagino Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    Hakone Elecasa Hotel and Spa 1362-16 Miyagino Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0401, Japan 0460-86-1201 Website: http://www.hakone-elecasa.co.jp/ Hakone Tomariya 527 Miyagino Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0401, Japan Tel: 0460-82-5860 Website: http://www.tomariya.jp/ Dog Palace Resort Hakone 1355-1 Miyagino Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0401, Japan Tel: 0460-87-3122 Website: http://www.dogpalace.sakura.ne.jp/ Hakone Ikoiso 116 Miyagino Hakone, Ashigarashimo…

  • Miyanoshita Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    JapanGuides.net This is another more upscale resort area located in the center of the Hakone group, just to the east of Hakone Yumoto. Miyanoshita is a classy hot spring town where many foreigners come to vacation and pamper themselves. The Fujiya Hotel and the Naraya have a long and checkered history together. At one point…

  • Moto Hakone Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    Moto Hakone Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    JapanGuides.net Being the hub of the lakeside area, Moto-Hakone can be quite crowded on weekends and during peak seasons. Even so, it is worth the visit because it has arguably the best, and inarguably the most famous, view of Mt. Fuji in Hakone. From the deck of the Sightseeing Ship modeled on medieval sailing vessels…

  • Hakone town (Hakone-machi) Area Guide

    Perhaps the oldest and most famous vacation spot in Japan, Hakone’s natural scenery and hot springs are still frequented by millions of visitors every year. Back in the Edo Period (1603-1867) the Tokaido Highway was the main route connecting Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto. Hakone was perhaps the best-known, or at least most beloved stopping post…

  • Odawara Festivals and Events in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Season, Odawara City (Odawara-shi) Tourism

    Akibasan Hibuse Matsuri (Firewalking Festival) is a ritual performed by mountaineering ascetics called Yamabushi in their unique clothes in Odawara, where “Buddhist Priests walked over hot coals. They pray for peace in the world and exchange religious questions and answers. After that, there is the ritual of “Hiwatari” in which the monks walk on red-hot…

  • Godzilla! He's back here in Yokosuka

    Godzilla Slide I Back in 1954, Godzilla was aroused by the H-bomb test at Bikini Atoll from his long sleep since ancient time. His gigantic figure emerged out of the sea off Tatarahama at Kannonzaki in Yokosuka City. Four years later, he landed on Tatarahama beach as a concrete slide in his own image. Once…

  • Hakone Yumoto Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    Hakone Yumoto Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    As you enter Hakone, this bustling hot spring town offers a wide range of Japanese inns and hotels. You can stay in reasonable ryokans or the most luxurious hotels. Visitors can also wander into the many shops and stores along the streets. Hakone Yumoto is the gateway of the many hot spring areas located near…

  • Sengokuhara / Ubako Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    This area lies just west of Hakone Yumoto. Located nearby the best sightseeing spots in Hakone and the Lake Ashi Sightseeing Boat embarkation point. To get there, take the Hakone Tozan Tetsudo Line to Gora Station, and then jump on the cable car to Sounzan. Then, take the overhead cable car to Ubako Onsen. There…

  • Yokohama City Hall and Ward Offices

    Tel: 671-2121 (Main Switchboard) Address: Naka-ku, Minato-cho 1-1 (Postal Code231-0017) Access: A 2 min. walk from Kannai Sta. (JR/Subway) Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Closed: Sat., Sun., national holidays and 12/29-1/3 2. Ward Offices (18 locations in the city) Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (Some are closed…

  • Guide to the Hakone Ropeway

    Odakyu Railway Shinjuku Station 1st floor (Ground Floor) West Side of Odakyu Shinjuku Station Tel: 81-3-5321-7887 Fax: 81-3-5321-7886 E-mail welc…@odakyu-dentetsu.co.jp Opening Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm Supporting languages: English, Chinese, Korean 706-35, Yumoto, Hakone town (Hakone-machi), Ashigara-shimo-gun, Kanagawa Pref. 250-0311 Tel: 0460-85-8911 Fax: 0460-85-5721 Opening Hours: 9:30am – 6:00pm Supporting Languages: English, Chinese (on weekends and…

  • Odawara Parks and Gardens, Odawara City (Odawara-shi)

    “Ikoi-no-mori” is surrounded by the nature of Kuno. On premises as large as 27ha, there is a camping site, a walk rally course, a bird golf course [18 holes (par 72)], as well as a multi-purpose hall and wood crafting workshop, encouraging various hobbies for enjoyment. A barbeque by the side of the river is…

  • Ashi-no-yu and Yu-no-hanazawa Onsens Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    Ashi-no-yu and Yu-no-hanazawa Onsens Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    These two small onsen each have a unique character, and guests are known to return time and again. Deep in the woods, Ashi-no-yu features three quaint inns, while Yu-no-hanazawa offers one place to stay higher up on the plateau. Getting there: From Hakone Yumoto Station on the Hakone Tozan Line, take a bus to Yunohana…

  • Kowakudani / Ninotaira / Sokokura Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    Kowakudani / Ninotaira / Sokokura Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    Mikawaya Ryokan is an old ryokan or Japanese-style inn located in Kowakudani of Hakone. Guests can enjoy the beautiful seasonal scenery accented by the relaxing sounds of a river from the guest rooms and the lobby’s terrace. Horaien Garden is a 1-hactar garden which is situated across the Route 1 in Kowakudani. This garden is…

  • Kiga Onsen Area

    Kiga Onsen Area

    JapanGuides.net Road to Kiga is connecting Miyanoshita and Miyagino, near the starting point of the present National Route 138. Kiga Onsen, which is a source of the bath water, has a long and istinguished history. The water has once been presented to Shogun the Tokugawa family in the Edo Era. Before the great fire of…

  • Gora Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs

    JapanGuides.net This resort area is located at the foot of Mt. Soun. It’s a great place to check out Daimonji Yaki in the middle of August. During this time a huge bonfire is lit on the mountainside. Getting there: Hakone Tozan Line to Gora Station (Gora Station, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0408, Japan) Hotel…