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Daihakone Country Club, Kanagawa

Stand on the Observation Deck of the Lighthouse

If you are not afraid of heights, you can rent a car in Kanagawa. If you drive 39 kilometers in about 45 minutes, you will reach the city of Yokohama. You will visit the famous sea tower, which is a lighthouse. It was built of rubble near Yamashita Park in 1961. The height of the attraction is 106 meters. The maritime museum is located on the first floor. There is a high-speed elevator in the tower. It will take you to the observation platform in a few seconds. If the weather is good, you can see the panorama of the city, the port, as well as Mount Fuji and the Landmark Tower building.
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Voyage across the Lake Ashinoko

If you come to Lake Ashinoko, you will enjoy the picturesque landscape of its shores. You can stand on one of the viewing platforms located on the mountain road or go fishing. You can also take a boat or pleasure boat ride and go through the "Fukara-Yesui" tunnel. It was built in 1671. The tunnel connects the lake with the village of Fukara. You will also take a boat trip on Ashinoko, climbing aboard a pirate ship. Animators will entertain you there. It leaves the coast at 8 am every day. You will look at the volcano Hakone, visit the Owakudani valley, and taste the rum during the trip.

Excursion to the Sulfur Springs

You should visit one of the natural attractions of Kanagawa. This is the Owakudani valley. It is surrounded by rocks. There are sulfur springs there. You will ride a cable car, admire Fuji, and enter a Shinto shrine. All the deities are made from the lava of the volcano there. You will also go through an interesting ritual – eat a famous delicacy called "Kuro-Tamago". According to legend, this dish can extend the life of 7 years. It is an ordinary chicken egg cooked in boiling sulfur. Their shells turn black during cooking. But they are white inside. These eggs smell like sulfur. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Ride on Soun-Dzan-Tongendai Cable Car

The funicular line was opened in Kanagawa in 1922. It's called Soun-Dzan-Tongendai. It connects the railway, namely Sounzan station, with the Gōra station. Its length is 1200 meters. It is located at an altitude of 214 meters. The funicular has only one direction and a cyclical route. You will pay 2 euros for the ticket and get into one of the 2 trailers. They can accommodate 250 people. The journey will begin after that. You will reach your destination in a quarter of an hour. There will be 4 small stops during the trip. You will see the landscape of Mount Fuji and take beautiful pictures.
Cherry blossoms / Sakura

Attractions for the Extreme Fans

You should spend 1 day in Fuji-Q-Highland Park to increase your adrenaline level to the maximum. It looks like Disneyland. It was founded in 1996. You can get here in two ways: in 2 hours by train or in 100 minutes by bus. You will find numerous extreme rides here.
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For example, you will feel a free fall, being at an angle of 120 degrees on the roller coaster "Takabisha". You will also roll down the "Fujiyama" slide. It has a height of 79 meters. You will have the opportunity to make a breathtaking descent from the hill "Do-Dodonpa", developing a speed of 172 kilometers per hour. You will spin in all directions on the "Eejanaika" ride. A magnificent view of Mount Fuji will open up before you while riding on the Ferris wheel.
Yokohama Sky

Surfing for Beginners

Shōnan beach is located in the vicinity of Kanagawa. Excellent conditions for surfing are waiting for you there from the first days of April to the end of November. If you are just learning to ride a board, it will be convenient and safe for you to learn the basics of this water sport here. Waves reach a maximum of 2.5-3 meters in height. However, they are often much smaller.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Kanagawa and surroundings

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kanagawa
♥   Castle 'Minato Castle' Akita, 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Edo Castle' Tokyo, 28.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Shakujii castle' Nerima, 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kururi Castle' Kimitsu, 44.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Uehara Castle' Chino, 49.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Kanagawa and around
♥   Art museum 'Nezu Museum' Tokyo, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mori Art Museum' Tokyo, 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ota Memorial Museum of Art' Tokyo, 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Art Center' Tokyo, 25.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Suntory Museum of Art' Tokyo, 25.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Kanagawa
♥   Palace 'Akasaka Palace' Tokyo, 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Imperial Palace' , 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Edo Castle' , 28.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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