travel

3 spots to get into the spirit of autumn in Kanagawa

1 Comment

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.

Hakone

kanagawafall8.jpg

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.

kanagawafall9.jpg

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

Kamakura

kanagawafall.jpg

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.

kanagawafall4.jpg

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.

kanagawafall3.jpg

Yokohama

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.

kanagawafall5.jpg

kanagawafall7.jpg

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.

kanagawafall6.jpg

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.

For more information on visiting Kanagawa Prefecture, visit https://trip.pref.kanagawa.jp/

© Kanagawa Prefectural Government

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

1 Comment
Login to comment

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

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites