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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.
A Must-See in Yokohama for Male Lovers of Bishojo Anime! Capsule Hotel “Business Inn New City”Read Later
“Business Inn New City” is a male-exclusive capsule hotel with day trip bathing facilities.
It’s garnered a lot of attention as a capsule hotel with themes likes bishojo anime, ninjas, and oiran.
Using visual illusion such as 3-D pictures and works of art that look entirely different depending the angle at which they are seen, Trick Art creates amazing experiences. The Trick Art Museum, where this incredible art can be enjoyed, is now open after being renovated!
Strawberry season has arrived! Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse will be filled with strawberries for 11 days during the “Yokohama Strawberry Festival”! One of the festival’s most popular features is its free sampling of brand-name strawberries! Other features include strawberry sweets, unique strawberry-themed goods, and attactions – you’ll find no shortage of strawberry-themed content here!
Experience Japan’s Most Important Cultural Tradition “Hatsumode” (First Shrine Visit of the New Year)! Kawasaki Daishi New Year’s Pilgrimage.Read Later
For 2017’s hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the new year), I visited Kawasaki Daishi, another name for the temple Heiken-ji. Kawasaki Daishi is the most popular place for hatsumode visits in Kanagawa Prefecture, an area near Tokyo.
I highly recommend this facility to those interested in traditional Japanese houses! Here I will be introducing Kanagawa Prefecture’s Kamakura Guesthouse, “a small inn with a sunken hearth.”
Yokohama’s famous tourist spot, the “Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse,” is hosting open-air ice skating!
Each year different artists use the entirety of the skating rink as a blank canvas to use as they see fit.
“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.