Two days experiencing the charms of Yokosuka and the natural beauty of Miura

Two days experiencing the charms of Yokosuka and the natural beauty of Miura

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Minatomirai area

Minatomirai area

The main sight-seeing area of Yokohama, facing the port of Yokohama with skyscrapers, large commercial buildings and retro architecture lining the streets. Here, there is a good mix of spots where you can experience the modern and the traditional.

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Aka-Renga Soko(YOKOHAMA RED BRICK WAREHOUSE)

Aka-Renga Soko(YOKOHAMA RED BRICK WAREHOUSE)

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 1st Building The 3rd floor houses a hall with approximately 300 seats used for theater performances and concerts. It can be used as a party space as well. The 2nd floor is a multi-purpose space used for gallery and other events. The 1st floor has 5 shops including “Akarenga (brick) Depot” that sells brick goods, “Yokohama Glass” where you can experience glass craft making, “S. SHOBEY&Masuda Gama” that sells silk products and Yokohama Yaki pottery and “Camera wa Suzuki”. Every winter, a skating rink decorated with illumination opens in the Akarenga Hiroba, attracting many people. Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 2nd Building Houses approximately 40 shops each having unique concepts. You can feel close to the ocean from the open cafes, restaurants, food court (“Picnic Court”) and variety goods shop on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor has many characteristic interior, jewelry and variety goods shops. More restaurants, cafes and bars can be found on the 3rd floor. The cafe “Chano-ma” themed on “21st century tea room”, and “bills” famous for “the best breakfast in the world” are especially popular.

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Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama Chinatown

One of the largest Chinatowns in the world having 140 years of history. More than 500 restaurants and shops fill an area of about 500 square meters. Known as one other three major Chinatowns in Japan along with those in Kobe and Nagasaki.

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Yokosuka Dobuita Street

Yokosuka Dobuita Street

The shopping arcade in front of the main gate of the U.S. Navy Base. The arcade thrived after World War 2 as a shopping mall for the U.S. Navy stationed in Yokosuka. Today, the street is dotted with the apparel shops focused on youths(offering Sukajan jackets, etc.), and restaurants and bars for Americans

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Cape Kannonzaki

Cape Kannonzaki

The whole of Cape Kannonzaki is maintained as a park and there, you can find an art museum with scenic landscapes and the Kannonzaki Lighthouse where you can enjoy a view of the Boso Peninsula. There are also wartime ruins you can visit the whole year round, and in summer, you can spend a day at the beach or enjoy a delicious barbecue. This place is also famous for its hydrangeas, and is selected as one of Kanagawa’s Top 100 Flower Spots.

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Koajiro Forest

Koajiro Forest

Koajiro Forest is said to be the only natural environment in Kanto where you can find an entire river basin connecting the forest to swamps/mud flats and the sea. Starting with the red-clawed crab living in the forest, many living organisms make up a diverse ecosystem. As you walk along the path from the forest to the mudflats, you can observe the changes in the natural environment.

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Jogashima

Jogashima

Jogashima was published on the Michelin Green Guide Japon third edition as a two-star scenic spot. Many scenic spots are in the island. Visits can enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean and a fantastically shaped rock Uma no Se Domon (a sea cave) in southern hiking trail, and a grand view of Mt Fuji across the Sagami Bay that can be seen in Western part. About 700,000 of double daffodils planted in various parts of the island reach their peak in early to mid-January. You need to pay a toll to cross Jogashima Ohashi (large bridge). (Toll for round trip: 150 yen for ordinary car, 530 yen for medium-sized car (a car with a capacity of 11 to 29 people))

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Misaki Tuna

Misaki Tuna

Misaki Tuna is one of the 100 Best Specialties in Kanagawa. An introductory sentence in the award above say, For Tuna, go to Misaki. Misaki is the home port for tuna. It is well known for Tuna in Japan. Various Tunas from all over the world, such as bigeye tuna, are landed at Misaki Suisanbutsu Chiho Oroshiuri Ichiba (local wholesale market for marine products) , also known as Misaki Uo Ichiba (Misaki fish market). There is a Misakiguchiekimae Information Center run by Miura City Tourist Association. An English speaking staff is available for 2 days a week. The information center does not sell any tuna/tuna products or provide meals.

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