Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Outdoor Golfing Areas

Kanagawa Outdoor Golfing Areas Name Whispering Pines Golf Course Location Address: Naval Air Station, Atsugi, Kanagawa-Ken, Japan PSC 477 Box 20, FPO, AP, Japan Contact Telephone: (0468) 211944 EXT. 3779, DSN-264-3779 Course Info Holes: 18 Yardage: 3327/3568 Par: 72 Rating: 68.7 Slope: 113 Comments Whispering Pines is a military...

Kanagawa Rock Climbing Areas and Rock Climbing Gyms

Kanagawa Rock Climbing Areas Yugawara Maku-Iwa Location Yugawara Season All seasons. Winter is best. Hot in summer. Rock Andesite. Many slabs, up to 25 meters. Camping You can’t camp at Makuyama-Koen. There are some supermarkets in Yugawara. Info There is parking and restrooms in Makuyama-Koen (park). You can stay at Shitodo-an. Getting there By car: About 2 hours...

Kanagawa Hiking & Camping Ideas

HIKING Mt. Kintoki Hiking Trail From the top of Mt. Kintoki you can get marvelous views of Mt. Fuji and Hakone. The view is unique because you can see both the Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean. Getting there: From Sengoku Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway, take a bus to Kintoki Tozanguchi bus stop. Komagatake – Kamiyama Owakudani Hiking Trail This trail...

Kanagawa Prefecture Travel Information

Kanagawa Prefecture Travel Information Kanagawa Prefecture is primarily known as the industrial region just south of Tokyo. It stretches about 60 kilometers from north to south, and 80 kilometers from east to west, and is the home to almost 8.3 million people. To the north and east, the prefecture shares borders with Tokyo and to the south lies the Pacific Ocean. "Bed Town" is a residential area...

Odawara Festivals and Events in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Season

Odawara City Festivals and Events Odawara Spring Festivals (April to June) Odawara Sakura Matsuri (Odawara Cherry Blossom Festival) (early April) "Odawara Sakura Matsuri (Odawara Cherry Blossom Festival)" is held around Odawara Joshi Koen where about 350 cherry trees (Prunes yedoensis) bloom at once. They are especially gorgeous around the Donjon and along the moat; the park bustles with many...

Odawara Parks and Gardens

Odawara flower Garden Odawara Flower Garden This is an oasis of flower and greenery. More than 300 kinds of subtropical plants are on display in "Tropical Dome," a large greenhouse with a diameter of 40 m. In order to promote energy conservation the heat from a garbage incineration facility is utilized. Address and Contact: Odawara Flower Garden 3798-5 Kuno, Odawara City (Odawara-...

Odawara Memorial Pavillions and Museums

Sontoku Kinenkan statue Sontoku Kinenkan Sontoku Kinenkan (Sontoku Memorial Hall) Built in 1988 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sontoku Ninomiya, a great man born in Odawara and well known for the "Kinjiro Ninomiya" statue carrying firewood on his back The building has an exhibition room explaining his personal history and accomplishments as well as a work-...

Odawara Historical Monuments (Park, Temple, Shrine..)

Odawara Historical Monuments (Park, Temple, Shrine..) Ishigakiyama (Mt. Ishigaki) Ichiyajo Historical Park This is the site of the stone-wall (ishigaki) castle built by the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1590 to launch an attack on Odawara Castle, which is why the area came to be called Ishigakiyama. Hideyoshi's tactics were to cut down the surrounding trees and leaves during the night so that it looked like the...

Odawara Castle Park (Odawara Joshi Koen)

Odawara Castle (Odawara-jo) Odawara Castle (Odawara-jo) was first built in the beginning of the 15th century when the Ornori family advanced into Odawara province. After it became the residence of a feudal lord, the Odawara Hojo Family in 1495, it was gradually expanded as the central base dominating the Kanto area. It developed into the largest castle of medieval times in Japan when a large...

Odawara City (Odawara-shi) Tourism

Odawara Castle Odawara City (Odawara-shi) is rightly proud of its long history and culture as well as its natural beauty. From the Late Hojo period, the city has been a thriving castle town, and one of the foremost way stations on the Tokaido. There are many historical sights to be seen, including Odawara Castle, Ishigakiyama Ichiyajo Historical Park, the birthplace of Ninomiya...

Hakone town (Hakone-machi) Area Guide

Hakone town (Hakone-machi) Area Guide Perhaps the oldest and most famous vacation spot in Japan, Hakone’s natural scenery and hot springs are still frequented by millions of visitors every year. Back in the Edo Period (1603-1867) the Tokaido Highway was the main route connecting Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto. Hakone was perhaps the best-known, or at least most beloved stopping post for travelers making the long...

Useful Japanese Expressions When Going For Medical Treatment

Medical Departments Internal Medicine Nai-ka Pediatrics Shoni-ka Obstetrics/Gynecology Sanfujin-ka Circulatory Organs Junkanki-ka Respiratory Organs Kokyuki-ka Surgery Ge-ka Ophthalmology Gan-ka Ears, Nose & Throat Jibiinko-ka Dermatology Hifu-ka Urology Hinyoki-ka Orthopedic Surgery Seikei Ge-ka Dentistry Shi-ka When Going for Medical...

Sports Centers, Yokohama

You can use exercise, ping-pong, badminton and other facilities. (No reservation required) Hours: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Closed: Once a month (please check before going) & 12/28-01/04 Fee for adults: &yen200 or more (varies for each activity) Fee for junior high school students and under &yen50 Individual use for elementary, junior and senior...

Libraries (Tosho-kan), Yokohama

Libraries (Tosho-kan) In Yokohama Library Tel Address, Nearest station Chuo Library Tel: 262-0050 Nishi-ku, Oimatsu-cho 1 Hinodecho Sta. (Keikyu Line), Sakuragicho Sta.(Subway/JR) Asahi Library Tel: 953-1166 Asahi-ku, Shirane 4-6-2 Tsurugamine Sta. (Sotetsu Line) Izumi Library Tel: 801-2251 Izumi-ku, Izumi-cho 6207-5} Izumino Sta. (Sotetsu Line) Isogo...

Yokohama City Hall and Ward Offices

1. Yokohama City Hall (Yokohama Shiyakusho) Tel: 671-2121 (Main Switchboard) Address: Naka-ku, Minato-cho 1-1 (Postal Code231-0017) Access: A 2 min. walk from Kannai Sta. (JR/Subway) Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Closed: Sat., Sun., national holidays and 12/29-1/3 2. Ward Offices (18 locations in the city) Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (Some...