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Kanagawa – Japan’s Largest Halloween Event, “KAWASAKI Halloween 2018”

“Kawasaki Halloween” is Japan’s largest Halloween event! Over 100,000 people from across the country join in the celebrations. The large-scale costume parade around Kawasaki Station is packed with amazing costumes, so be sure to check it out! The winner of the after-parade costume contest receives amazing travel tickets and a monetary award.
※A participation fee must be paid after applying if you wish to join the parade.

The Shinto Ritual of Yabusame at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura (Autumn)

Yabusame is a type of traditional Japanese archery in which a rider on a running horse shoots arrows at a target.
At Kamakura's Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, Yabusame events are held in the spring during the Kamakura Matsuri and in the autumn at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Reitaisai festivals.
As an event where the 800-year-history of samurai can be felt, it attracts a lot of people.

Ecbo Cloak, a Temporary Luggage Storage Service, is Expanding its Areas!

Ecbo Cloak is a service connecting people who want to store their luggage with shops that have space to hold it.
Luggage may be stored in multipurpose spaces inside train stations, such as cafes, hair salons and post offices. By making reservations ahead of time, you can be sure to store items that won't fit into the coin-operated lockers, such a large suitcases, baby strollers and sports equipment.

Introducing the Souvenirs of Owakudani, Kanagawa!

Owakudani is a valley located in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture. It was formed by the remains of a volcanic eruption of Mount Hakone about 3000 years ago. Thanks to its rugged rocks, white steam and sulphuric smell, it used to be called "The Valley of Hell".

Hakone Gora Manju from Nakamuraya in Kanagawa

Hakone is a hot spring town in southwestern Kanagawa Prefecture with easy access to the city.
It is home to many ryokan (Japanese inns), and it is a popular location thanks to the wealth of sightseeing spots around as well.
I picked up some Gora Manju from souvenir shop “Nakamuraya” in front of Gora Station, so that’s what I’ll be introducing this time.

Enjoy the hydrangeas at Kanagawa Prefecture’s Meigetsu-in Temple!

Japan’s rainy season may be coming up, but there’s still plenty to look forward to! While June is generally wet and muggy, it’s also when varying colours of hydrangea begin to bloom beautifully all over Kanto. If you’re looking to see the flowers in all their glory, we suggest heading to the history-rich city of Kamakura, which was once the capital of Japan.