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11 Days of Strawberries in Yokohama! “Yokohama Strawberry Festival 2019”

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!

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.

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.