3 spots to get into the spirit of autumn in Kanagawa

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In Kanagawa, located half an hour away from Tokyo, there are plenty of tourist destinations which give visitors no small satisfaction throughout the year. Among them, the following three spots offer breathtaking autumn views. If you’re thinking about an autumn trip near Tokyo, these places will never disappoint you.



Despite its popularity among onsen (hot spring) lovers all the year around, October is the best season to enjoy the autumn foliage in Hakone. Just a few minutes walk away from Gora station, Gora Park and the Hakone Art Museum are some of the greatest spots to enjoy the superb beauty of fall colors.


Also, taking Hakone Tozan Railway is a perfect way to dive into the heart of autumn colors by going up Mt Hakone.



If you have a plan to visit Kamakura in the fall, you’re lucky enough to get a full sense of autumn vibes in Kanagawa. That’s because Kamakura is one of the best places to enjoy the autumn foliage there.


Sometimes Kamakura is referred to as “the Kyoto of Eastern Japan” because of its numerous medieval monuments scattered all over the city. In particular, the area around Engaku-ji Temple, Hase-dera Temple and Meigetsu-in Temple are some of the most beautiful spots to visit at this time of the year.



Sankeien Garden is an unusually spacious Japanese-style garden in Yokohama renowned for a number of historic houses and buildings which give you the ancient capital’s atmosphere of Japan.



Here you can enjoy the traditional beauty of old Japanese architecture in harmony with autumn leaves as you snack on Chinese morsels from Chinatown.

If you ever lived in areas around Tokyo, perhaps you’ve already been to these tourist spots in Kanagawa before. It’s true that Kanagawa has been first choice as an all-season getaway for city dwellers because of its easy access.


Yet autumn is without a doubt one of the best seasons to take a trip to Kanagawa for its outstanding natural beauty. The three places to enjoy the autumn vibes in Kanagawa suggested here will surely give you unforgettable experiences.

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Sorry but those photos are way too filtered, it actually ruins them.

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