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Nature in Kanagawa

Kanagawa Prefecture offers abundant natural environments, all within easy access from Tokyo. From the Van Gogh-esque views of Zama’s sunflower fields to the sulfuric hot spring valley of Owakudani and the surrounding mountains and forests of Hakone, or the sun-kissed shores of Shonan’s glittering coastline, Kanagawa’s nature is a sight to behold. See how Mother Nature has shaped these lands of ancient Japanese beauty.

Natural highlights

Enoshima

Enoshima

Fujisawa
Owakudani

Owakudani

Hakone
Haya river of Hakone, the habitat of fireflies

Haya river of Hakone, the habitat of fireflies

Hakone
Sarushima

Sarushima

Yokosuka

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Views of Mount Fuji

Views of Mount Fuji

From Kanagawa Prefecture, you can see Mt. Fuji against various backgrounds. The Hakone area harmonizes with mountains and lakes; the Enoshima area overlooks...

Nature experiences

Sea Bus (Yokohama Minato Mirai Illumination Cruise)

Sea Bus (Yokohama Minato Mirai Illumination Cruise)

Yokohama
Kirifuri Falls

Kirifuri Falls

Hiratsuka
Hinata Keikoku Trout Fishing, Trout fishing experience・Trout grabbing experience・BBQ

Hinata Keikoku Trout Fishing, Trout fishing experience・Trout grabbing experience・BBQ

Isehara
Hakone Pirate Boat (Hakone Sightseeing Boat)

Hakone Pirate Boat (Hakone Sightseeing Boat)

Hakone
Trips through nature

Trips through nature

Summer Days Exploring Yugawara

Summer Days Exploring Yugawara

Multi day, Odawara
A Scenic Chigasaki Stroll

A Scenic Chigasaki Stroll

Full day, Chigasaki
Walk and Eat Your Way Through Minato Mirai

Walk and Eat Your Way Through Minato Mirai

Multi day, Yokohama
2 Days of Charming Yokohama

2 Days of Charming Yokohama

Multi day, Yokohama

Outdoor events

Miura Kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival

Miura Kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival

Miura
Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival

Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival

Matsuda
Yokohama Sparkling Twilight (Oceanfront Fireworks)

Yokohama Sparkling Twilight (Oceanfront Fireworks)

Yokohama
United States Army Camp Zama Sakura Festival

United States Army Camp Zama Sakura Festival

Zama

Articles

  • Hakone: The best getaway destination from Tokyo

    Hakone: The best getaway destination from Tokyo

    Trip reports
  • Back to Nature in Atsugi

    Back to Nature in Atsugi

    Trip reports
  • Chigasaki: Hawaiian vibes in the heart of Japan

    Chigasaki: Hawaiian vibes in the heart of Japan

    Trip reports
  • Fujisawa and Enoshima: an island escape just off of Tokyo

    Fujisawa and Enoshima: an island escape just off of Tokyo

    Trip reports
  • Virtual Event: Traditional Adventures and Relaxation in Kamakura, Japan

    Virtual Event: Traditional Adventures and Relaxation in Kamakura, Japan

    News
  • Spring destinations and eats across Kanagawa!

    Spring destinations and eats across Kanagawa!

    News