Key Attractions

Hakone

Hakone (箱根) is an onsen region located about 90km south-west of Tokyo, scattered with ryokan whose life-blood is…

Kamakura

Kamakura (鎌倉) is sometimes referred to as the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, Kamakura is a popular day-trip region…

Miura Peninsula

Miura Peninsula (三浦半島 Miura-hantō) is a peninsula located in Kanagawa, about an hour on the train south of…

Yokohama

Yokohama (横浜) is a vibrant city located 30 minutes south of Tokyo. Its rapid ascent over the past…
Events & Festivals in the Area

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Early Jul 2021
The Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival began in the post-war years and is known for the colourful decorations that…

Shonan Hiratsuka Fireworks Festival

Late 〜 Late Aug 2021
The launch area for the Shonan Hiratsuka Hanabi Taikai is the at the end of the Hiratsuka Shinminato…
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