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KANAGAWA AREA HIGHLIGHT

Kanagawa Prefecture

Iiyama and Higashi Tanzawa Nanasawa Hot Spring Villages

Iiyama and Higashi Tanzawa Nanasawa Hot Spring Villages Known as the back parlor of Tokyo, and lying on the east side of the base of East Tanzawa, this hot spring has a 20 degree strong alkali content and is called "Beauty Water" for those who want smooth, silky skin.

Atsugi City Tourist Association: Tel 046-228-1131

Tsurumaki Hotspring

Tsurumaki Hotspring This hot spring village located in the quiet Tanzawa mountains is said to have water with as much calcium as milk, which is effective against nervous disorders, gynecological disorders and external wounds.

Hadano City Tourist Association: Tel 0463-82-5111

Tahara Furusato Park

Tahara Furusato Park Surrounded by the deep green of a country landscape, with flowers for every season, you can get in touch with nature in this park, and enjoy the taste of some soba noodles made with fragrant soba flour stone-ground using a water-mill and mixed with famously fresh Tanzawa water.

Tahara Furusato Park (Furusato Folklore Museum):
Tel 0463-84-1281

Lake Miyagase-ko

Lake Miyagase-ko One of the biggest dams in the metropolitan area, this is about 100 times the size of Tokyo Dome Stadium. The area has strict conservation controls to preserve nature and you can experience the natural beauty of the place. In particular, the fir trees surrounding the lake grow up to 30m high and at Christmas 10,000 lights are used to illuminate the scene at night.

Kiyokawa Village Industry and Tourism Division: Tel 046-288-3864

Nakagawa Hot Spring

Nakagawa Hot Spring This hot spring is known as Shingen Hiding Spa, because of the story of the feudal load, Shingen Takeda who cured an injured soldier by having him bathe in the waters here in Mt. Oyama in Tanzawa. The water is alkali pure water and is said to be effective for nervous disorders, high blood pressure as well as having beautifying properties.

Yamakita Town Tourist Association: Tel 0465-75-2717

Tanzawa Lake area

Tanzawa Lake area This is an artificial lake that was created on completion of the Miho dam in 1978. It is a beautiful lake where nature conservation takes place. It is particularly lovely in spring and autumn, and in the summer season, visitors can enjoy boating and canoeing here. There are camp sites around the lake so you can experience the joys of nature.

Yamakita Town Tourist Association: Tel 0465-75-2717

Oyama Afuri Jinja Shrine

Oyama Afuri Jinja Shrine The Afuri Jinja Shrine is believed to have been founded about 2,200 years ago during the time of Emperor Sujin, and is dedicated to the high gods of Oyamatsumi no Kami, Oikazuchi no Kami, and Ikazuchi no Kami, and Takaokami no Kami. It was revered by Minamoto no Yoritomo as well as the Hojo clan, Ashikaga clan, and Tokugawa clan, and prospered during the Edo period when it was popular to visit Mt. Oyama. The main shrine is on the 1,252 meter high mountain summit and the sub-shrine is halfway down at an altitude of 700 meters.

Tel 0463-95-2006

Shasui Falls

Shasui Falls This famous cascade is one of the best 100 waterfalls in Japan, as well as being chosen as one of the best 100 waters in the country. The falls descend in three steps, the first falls 69m , the second falls 16m and the third, 29m.

Yamakita Town Tourist Association: Tel 0465-75-2717