All posts filed under: Around Yokohama (Kanagawa Pref.)

Places visited in Kanagawa Pref.

Western Style District in Yokohama

A port city, Yokohama has one of the largest China town in Japan. But that’s not the only multicultural aspect of the city. There is a district called Yamate that preserves western style houses. I know foreign tourists won’t be really interested in this info. […]

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Leave Tokyo -The Beach, Roses and History-

Don’t leave Tokyo for Kyoto without visiting Kamakura. The Great Buddha is its icon.   A few minutes walk, at Hase Temple, also known as ‘temple of flowers’, hydrangeas were starting blooming. Not only flowers but lots of greens.       Another walk comes […]


Summer is coming…?

Between spring and summer, here comes the rainy season in Japan. During June, you will find many days either cloudy or rainy. Almost everyday is uncomfortably humid. However, beach in Enoshima, south to Tokyo and takes 60 mins.+ by train, seemed that they forgot the upcoming […]

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My photo won a silver prize!

Today, I won a silver prize from a photo contest hosted by a shopping building called “Markis Minatomirai” located in Minatomirai, Yokohama City. The photo that won the prize is this one: On the day I went to the Markis Minatomirai, I saw many kids […]

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Tonosawa, Hakone

Two hours or less from central Tokyo by train, Hakone is famous for its hot springs. The area welcomes tourists throughout the year but colored leaves in this time of the year attracts even more tourists.


Gate to “miracle?”

  Ryuko-ji, a temple that one Buddhist cleric was about to be guillotined by a Japanese style back in 1272. It is said that the cleric was saved by a strong sunlight which ran into the executioner’s eyes.

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