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Lucky New Year's Tour of Kanazawa and Kamakura

Yokohama, Kawasaki 4h30m

Located on the highest point in Kanazawa, Yokohama, the Kanazawa Zoo opens before sunrise on New Year's, giving you a chance to see the first sunrise of the year on a slope near the Shiinoki Yama Observation Deck, where there's a view of the eastern horizon. After sunrise, the zoo opens and you can have a look at how the animals are spending their New Year's. (Admission charges to be paid. The park will be open for an hour. The plan is subject to change.)

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Kanazawa Zoo

This is the largest zoo in Yokohama city located in Kanazawa Natural Park, surrounded by the Forest for citizens and the Forest of nature observation. This zoo mainly breeds herbivirous animals such as giraffes, koalas, elephants and rhinoceroses. In eastern grey kangaroo area, you can enter and can observe kangaroos up close. In the Natural Park, you can enjoy a roller slide of one-hundred met...

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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu was founded in 1063 by Minamoto Yoriyoshi. In 1180, Minamoto Yoritomo, commander-in-chief of the Genji clan and a descendant of Yoriyoshi, moved the shrine to its current site and constracted a magnificent new shrine. Present building of the main shrine was rebuilt in 1828 and well known as a typical Edo period’s architecture, and designated as nationally importan...

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