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Kanagawa Articles

Pikachu Outbreak : This Week in Japan

1. Pikachu Outbreak You were warned, and we hope you listened when we told you to hide yo’ kids and hide yo’ wives again this year because the annual Pikachu Outbreak occurred this year in Japan! And, with rumors of an Eevee epidemic parade&hellip

Day Trip to Hakone: Winter Special

via sharleenchao/33258545853/sizes/l/ I noticed the first snow of the season on the alps near us this week. Winter is fast approaching and while that does mean cold, there are some definite positives to travelling in Japan during this season, such as the afore

12 Hours in Hakone – Autumn Special

Hakone is a really nice area in Kanagawa prefecture and is perfect for a daytrip from Tokyo. For sure, you can go there every time around the year, but every season has its special atmosphere and highlights. Now, with October ending, let us take a look how to

Get Creative and Make Your Own Noodles

Everyone loves cup noodles right? Well there's a perfect place for us cup noodle lover fans.Located at Yokohama ( closet station Minatomirai , which is a 12min walk to the museum ).Once you arrive you have to purchase a ticket at the counter before entering ,

3 beautiful ryokan with a view of Mt. Fuji

When it comes to my favorite way to vacation, I'd have to say that relaxing at a ryokan is up there at the top. Great food, pleasant accommodation, and best of all - onsen facilities! My most-loved ryokan experience in Japan so far was one with a brilliant vie

Tattoos and Onsen

Now, you may have heard the rule in a lot of onsens (hot springs) that required that you DO NOT have tattoos on anywhere on your body if you want to enter their inn. That is because they signify tattoos with organized crime syndicates, which tend to scare them

Enoshima. Kamakura. Yokohama.

.-- WATCH THE VIDEO OF OUR TRIP HERE! (Coming soon) If you wondering where to start searching outside of Tokyo, visiting Yokohama and Kamakura is a must. It is only about an hour long train ride to get from the city, and yet you feel as if you have escaped so

Battleship Mikasa Museum - Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Trivia: the character Mikasa Akerman from the popular manga/anime 'Attack on Titan' was named after battleship MikasaThe city of Yokosuka, Kanagawa has a long history as a navy town. The Tokugawa Shogunate began developing military facilities here in the 1860

中国人看不起的二手用品,看看日本的二手市场能让你大跌眼镜!

很多中华圈的人都不喜欢用二手用品,也不可能去买二手的衣服鞋子。但是在日本中古品也就是二手货是一个蒸蒸日上的产业,尤其是在日本泡沫时期过后,中古市场基本上跟经济趋势是成反比的。因为日本人现在收入变少,买东西不再追求最新的,甚至都非常接受不需要拥有自己的东西,比如房子,汽车等等,所以二手品只要能用,价格非常实惠的话,很多人都能够接受。日本最大的二手店叫做Book Off,现在全日本已经有上千家分店了,而且在美国,法国,加拿大等发达国家也开设了海外分店,其实美国也有很多二手店,而且二手品的质量都非常好,价格非常非常实惠。

Slurp! Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama

We’ve all eaten instant noodles at some point. It’s cheap, easy and delicious. But do you know the story behind one of the most iconic food products in modern history? We didn't, so my partner Shiori and I went to Yokohama to find out!cup-noodle-museum-yokoham

Travel Back in Time in Hakone

Hakone: Back in Time but Not So Far AwayLocated just southwest of Tokyo, Hakone is one of the most popular hot springs resorts in Japan. The reasons for this are obvious: the volcanic activity in the area creates natural hot springs, while the mountainous terr

Top 10 Inspiring Sights in Kamakura & Enoshima

The mere mention of Kamakura and Enoshima evokes images of ancient towns, temples and shrines, and the renowned beauty of the Shonan Coast. Every season the region attracts visitors from all over Japan and the world. The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of

Pola Museum of Art in Hakone

Hakone is a popular travel destination that is located close to Tokyo. When most people think of Hakone, hot springs comes to mind. But did you know you can find a hidden gem of a spot located within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park? Get off the beaten path

Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus)

Last year on Sunday, April 4th along with a travel group, I attended the world-famous Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus).  Also known as the Penis Festival, this celebration of fertility happens the first Sunday of April every year at the Kanayam

Foraging Through the Countryside

In the vast concrete jungle of Tokyo, it's easy for me to feel disconnected from nature and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Even though the city has some beautiful parks, gardens and riverside promenades to offer, it feels good to get out of the city entirely a

Cherry Blossoms in Kamakura

Spring is in the air, which only means one thing in Japan: cherry blossoms. Every year, during this much-awaited season, people from all over the world flock to Japan to witness these beauties first hand. Blooming left and right, they’re practically everywhere

Kawasaki's Little-known Green Land

So Close Yet Worlds AwayThough it is located in Kawasaki and only a 20-minutes train ride from Shinjuku in Tokyo, the Ikuta Ryokuchi (Green Land) Park may be one of the spots least visited by non-Japanese tourists and residents. The 179.3-hectare park offers u