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Hiratsuka

Famous for its annual Tanabata Festival, Hiratsuka is a pretty coastal town in Kanagawa Prefecture. Tanabata, a major summer festival celebrated in Japan, is a big deal and Hiratsuka sees itself every July transformed into a giant, festive playground with a myriad of food stalls, yukata-clad attendees and kids enjoying the fun and electric atmosphere which attracts people from near and far.

Hiratsuka is also known for being a cultural hub and it hosts the Hiratsuka Museum of Art which is bigger than you first think. With a small and intimate garden with small sculptures and a rooftop terrace, it's a pleasant way to become acquainted with local and international artists. Hiratsuka Kana Garden is another way to see and sample some of the local delights with this flower garden being one of the city's top attractions due to its beauty and range of nature on display.

Trips in Hiratsuka

Shonandaira and Local Produce Tour

Shonandaira and Local Produce Tour

Half day, Hiratsuka
Rustic Views of Mount Fuji and Hiratsuka

Rustic Views of Mount Fuji and Hiratsuka

Full day, Hiratsuka
Rustic Landscapes of Kisawa and Mount Fuji

Rustic Landscapes of Kisawa and Mount Fuji

Full day, Hiratsuka
Kaname Kannon Bodhisattva Tour: Explore Hiratsuka's History

Kaname Kannon Bodhisattva Tour: Explore Hiratsuka's History

Full day, Hiratsuka

Things to do in Hiratsuka

Kanagawa Prefectural Center of Flowers and Greenery, Kana Garden (Vegetables and Flowers)

Kanagawa Prefectural Center of Flowers and Greenery, Kana Garden (Vegetables and Flowers)

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The Hiratsuka Museum of Art

The Hiratsuka Museum of Art

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Hiratsuka City General Park

Hiratsuka City General Park

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Tanabata Decorations in Hiratsuka Station

Tanabata Decorations in Hiratsuka Station

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