Kanagawa is Happy: From Yokohama to Hakone, Get Inspired & Have Fun
Make your Kanagawa trip a memorable one by discovering the best ways to enjoy the prefecture. Whether travelling with family or friends, get inspired and have fun at the same time with our journey through some of Kanagawa’s top attractions, from Yokohama in the east to Hakone in the west.
Yokohama Air Cabin
This urban ropeway is one of the newest landmark additions to Yokohama’s Minato Mirai region. Catch some wonderful, unique views along the 5-minute journey from Sakuragi-cho to Canal Park or just enjoy the rest on your return from the Shinko District, home to some of Yokohama’s modern attractions like Cosmoworld or the CUPNOODLES MUSEUM.
YOKOHAMA AIR CABIN
Odawara Castle provides a fun outing for friends and family. The 1960 reconstruction offers one of Japan’s best castle experiences to be found in the Greater Tokyo Area, making it a popular day trip from the capital. Learn about the castle’s history via the interactive exhibits before donning your own samurai or ninja costume for that ultimate Instagram photo.
Hakone Open-Air Museum
This family-friendly art facility is perhaps most well-known for its outdoor sculptures, merging nature and art together in a wide-open space surrounded by Hakone’s spectacular mountainous scenery. For all the fun you can expect with the interactive exhibits, don’t miss the indoor Picasso exhibition which showcases a range of the late artist’s work and many abstract styles.
Hakone Open-Air Museum
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the largest Chinatowns in the world and largest in Asia. Yokohama Chinatown offers myriad shops and restaurants to discover, as well as the famous Kanteibyo and Masobyo temples. It’s easy to spend a whole morning or afternoon here and forget you are actually in Japan. Food lovers will be spoilt for choice, with steamed buns, dumplings and a whole lot more competing for your taste buds' attention.
Osanbashi / Night View
Besides being an international cruise ship terminal and major event space, Osanbashi Pier is proud to boast a rooftop plaza that is known for being one of Yokohama’s best observation decks. Enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, Yamashita Park and the Red Brick Warehouse (Akarenga), set to the familiar backdrop of Minato Mirai itself. Soak up the sea breeze and make sure to catch the sunset for an unforgettable moment.