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Sankeien Garden in Yokohama, a bus ride away from Motomachi-Chukagai Station, is a peaceful escape from city life. Known for its beauty throughout the year, the garden celebrates key seasons with special events. With the blooming of cherry blossoms in early April, Sankeien began its night illuminations from late March to April 6. While the garden usually closes at 4:30PM daily, this special event allowed visitors to enter and stay...

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The very last of winter illuminations carried into spring, bringing artificial light to cherry blossoms on a moonlit evening in early April. Sagamiko Pleasure Forest, located about 60 kilometers from Shibuya in Kanagawa prefecture, is a small amusement park and family center. While it’s not exactly convenient to reach, Pleasure Forest is worth the effort. During the day, Sagamiko grants visitors access to its extensive...

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The port of Yokohama was one of the first ports in Japan to be opened to foreign trade back in the late 1800s. As such, it later became the home of many Chinese traders who had settled down in the city. You’ll find a large number of Chinese stores and restaurants clumped together in what’s become Japan’s very own Chinatown. Currently Japan only has three Chinatowns, and Yokohama Chukagai, located in central Yokohama,...

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Little Hawaii in Yokohama Minato Mirai


Posted By on Mar 26, 2014

Tucked away in the giant shopping area of World Porters in Minato Mirai, Yokohama, Is a small Hawaiian shopping village. This village is neither traditional nor historical, but contains a good deal of culture. From food to souvenirs to clothing to music, Hawaiian Town provides visitors all the essentials of paradise. Customers can shop for authentic Hawaiian clothing, hard-to-find food items, and sporting gear all within one contained...

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Yokohama (横浜) was once a small fishing village up until the end of feudal Japan. Today, it is the capital of the Kanagawa Prefecture and is Japan’s second largest city with a population of over three million people. Located less than thirty minutes south of Tokyo and about forty minutes north of Kamakura, Yokohama makes a great day trip destination and is easily accessible by train. Back in the Edo Period, Japan closed their...

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Kamakura (鎌倉市 Kamakura-shi) is a small coastal town located in Kanagawa Prefecture, just south-west of Tokyo. Home to an impressive number of temples, shrines and historical monuments, it’s a great destination if you’re interested in Japan’s beautiful architectural heritage. Its relatively close proximity to Tokyo makes it the perfect choice for a day trip away from the city– and a popular one at that, as we found...

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