Amazing views of Mt. Fuji

Yokosuka, Miura 18h45m

This course lets you visit spots with superb views of the world heritage site, Mt. Fuji. The mountain looks different from each spot. The pictures taken are sure to become great mementos of your trip to Japan.

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Kencho-ji Temple

The first of the Five Great Mountains(temples) of Kamakura, with many ancient structures and a temple bell certified as a national treasure. There is a Zen meditation (Zazen) experience with English explanations and it is very popular with tourists.

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Kitakamakura En

There is something to enjoy in every season in Kita Kamakura. Built in the traditional sukiya style, Kita-Kamakura En fits right in with the views of the ancient pond at the entrance to Engakuji Temple. Although the ingredients used here are simple, they are carefully selected and prepared. The dashi is made with plenty of kelp and bonito flakes. Using seasonal ingredients made with care, there...

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Tojo Yasutoki, the third regent of the Kamakura shogunate established Jojuin Temple in 1219. The complex was burned down in 1333 when Nitta Yoshisada attacked Kamakura but was rebuilt again in 1688 in the Genroku Era by high ranking monk Yuson. Go up 108 steps to the top for panoramic views of Yuigahama Beach. This was once a key place to protect Kamakura.

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Kamakura Kaihin Park

The Kamakura Seaside Park faces the coastlines of Yuigahama Beach and Inamuragasaki. The area is divided into three districts: The Yuigahama area with an open grassy square and playground equipment, the Inamuragasaki area which is a historical site with an observation deck, and the Sakanoshita area which is right by the sea. Loved by many people, the area offers views of Izu Oshima Island and t...

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Kamakura Prince Hotel

The Kamakura Prince Hotel is located on a small hill. Here you can enjoy evening views of Sagami Bay, Enoshima, and Mt. Fuji. There are plenty of sunny days from December to March. The air is clear, and you can see the forms of Mt. Fuji, Enoshima, the Izu Peninsula appearing during the sunset. If you have dinner at the Restaurant Le Trianon during sunset time, you can indulge in this spectacula...

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Tahara-Furusato Park: Soba Restaurant Shinonome

You can experience making soba here even if you don't go to Nagano (known as Shinshu in the past). In the soba restaurant Shinonome next to the workshop, you can enjoy the unique taste of the soba you made, be it with friends, family, or even by yourself! Furusato Park is surrounded by rice fields and farms and has a water mill as well. It is also well-known for its farmers market which sells v...

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Soga Plum grove

The Odawara Plum Festival is held from early February through early march each year. The Soga Plum Forest is the primary venue, and that is made up of three areas: Bessho, Hara, and Nakagawara. Each is operated primarily by the farmhouses that are located there. Bessho is the largest of the three, and features a citrus and vegetable stands, souvenirs, eateries, and more.

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Lake Ashi Leisure Cruise

The Lake Ashi Leisure Cruise opened as the first catamaran cruise ship in Japan in 1920, and currently operates a liner service between the 4 ports of Hakone Sekisho-ato, Moto-Hakone, Hakone-en, and the terminal Kojiri. A circular route starting from one of the 4 ports and coming back to the same port through the other 3 ports is also available. As a catamaran features two parallel hulls of equ...

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Hakone-en is a comprehensive recreational facility with many attractions, restaurant, and souvenir shops. It serves as a convenient base for sightseeing in Hakone as both the Ashinoko Lake Leisure Cruise and Komagatake Ropeway have stations here.

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Komagatake Rope-Way

A 7-minute ropeway ride leads to the summit of Hakone Komagatake, 1327 meters above sea level. The view from the summit offers the full landscape of Hakone, centered around Ashinoko Lake, with the splendid, panoramic view from the majestic Mount Fuji to the north all the way to Suruga Bay, the Izu Peninsula, the 7 islands of Izu, the Shonan coast, and the Boso Peninsula far away. The ropeway is...

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Peak of Mount Komagatake

Here you can enjoy a view of beautiful Mount Fuji and the Hakone somma (volcanic caldera). At the foot of Mount Komagatake, the central volcanic cone, you can see plants of windswept rocky areas such as Hakone Azaleas (small white flowers known as Hakone Kometsutsuji in Japanese).

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