Category: Kanagawa

Redbrick Warehouse Santa 2017 | Yokohama

The landmark Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama (akarenga 赤レンガ) are running a number of Christmas events this holiday season, including the chance to meet Santa Claus. Redbrick Warehouse Santa Dates If you are looking to visit Santa on a weekday near Tokyo, this might be the place for you. As all the Santa dates at the Redbrick Warehouse in Yokohama are […]

JULY Festivals and Fireworks 2016 | KANTO (TOKYO)

Kanto is the area around Tokyo, comprising Saitama, Kanagawa (Yokohama), Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma.  This is a calendar displaying festivals and fireworks in this area for the month of July. Click on the event for more information including time and place, and a link to either the official website or to a webpage with more information in English. I recommend you […]

Nogeyama Zoo | Free Yokohama

Nogeyama Zoo is a really great free zoo in Yokohama near Hinodecho Station. Despite being free it is a decent sized zoo with a great selection of animals. The thing I liked best about it is that they have designed it in such a way that during visiting hours the animals are up close and visible even to the smallest of children.  […]

A photo with Santa @ Hilton Odawara | KANAGAWA

Updated for 2016. All images from the official Hilton Odawara Site. The Hilton Odawara in Kanagawa are once again this year, very kindly, offering a photo with Santa opportunity daily until the 25th. This event is already running, since November 4th. Each day between 3 pm and 4 pm you can meet Santa in the front lobby of the Hilton […]

Santa at the Redbrick Warehouse | Yokohama

The landmark Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama (akarenga 赤レンガ) are running a number of Christmas events this holiday season, including the chance to meet Santa Claus. On December 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th and 24th, Santa Claus will be taking a walk around the redbrick warehouses, both indoors and out. If you can find him, you can get your photo […]

Toddler friendly Hakone Open Air Museum

Hakone Open Air Museum was the first of its kind in Japan and today it remains one of the most popular due to its harmonious balance of art and nature.  The Museum is most known for its outdoor sculptures, but it also has a number of indoor museums with paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures.  One of the indoor museums houses their Picasso collection, which has more than 300 […]

Kawasaki Halloween parade | KANAGAWA

Kawasaki Halloween – As Halloween has its origin in my home country, I have observed Halloween in Japan with interest! They don’t celebrate it like at home: there is no trick or treating or Halloween night bonfires; but they do mark the event and celebrate it in different ways. This year, for the first time since I came in 2000, […]