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Soba noodle making experience and Mount Takatori hiking

Shonan Area 7h15m

Go hiking or enjoy the springs as you gaze at the Tanzawa Mountains. You can also try your hand at making soba, enjoy the scenic woodlands, and much more, making this area great for learning about the unique aspects of Japanese culture.

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Zenba Peak

Zenba peak is located on the border of Hadano City and Isehara City, crossing over Hadano City from Tokyo’s Akasaka Gomon, past the Yagurazawa barrier (sekisho). The Yagurazawa Okan reaching Shizuoka’s Numazu City also passes through this peak. This peak is on the Tokaido route where a lot of people in the past used it for the alternate-year residence system of the feudal lords(Sankin-Kotai), a...

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Mount Nenbutsu

Mount Nenbutsu, mostly left untouched by humans, is a place rich with nature. Near the peak, there are numerous Ojizo buddhist statues and you can enjoy a view of the whole Hadano city. When the wild flowers bloom, you can also enjoy a tranquil natural scenery.

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Mt Takatoriyama

Mt. Takatori is surrounded by nature, and one can overlook Isehara City. There are benches at the top for lunches or breaks. It is somewhat of a climb, so it is recommended to come in hiking gear.

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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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The Grave of the Head of Minamoto no Sanetomo

This grave is said to enshrine the head of Minamoto no Sanetomo, the 3rd Shogun of the Kamakura Bakufu, who led a short life due to his assassination in the early 13th century. The present pagoda enshrining the grave of Minamoto no Sanetomo's head is made of stone but at that time, it was known to be made of wood. That wooden pagoda is said to be the one currently preserved in the Kamakura Muse...

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