Ayase

Ayase

Ayase is a city in north-central Kanagawa Prefecture renowned for its meat produce, parks, nature and history. Kouza Pork, made in Ayase, is known for being one of Kanagawa Prefecture's Top 100 local specialties. A trip to Ayase wouldn't be complete without sampling some of the area's local produce so for any pork, ham or sausage lover a trip here is essential.

Ayase also hosts some amazing parks such as Shiroyama Park which comes with a roofed BBQ area, a roller slide and a Japanese garden. The seasonal blooms in the park are also worth seeing in addition to the 500 roses (66 varieties) which bloom in Mid-May and mid-October.

The city is also home to Gosha Shrine which is steeped in local history and includes a huge beech tree with deep foliage which is said to resemble the cosmos. The tree, shrine and surrounding area is designated as one of the city's cultural assets.

Shiroyama Park
Central Area

Shiroyama Park

Kouzaham
Central Area

Kouzaham

Gosha Temple
Central Area

Gosha Temple