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伊豆・箱根・鎌倉・大磯

The Izu district is blessed with a mild climate that draws many vacationers to its beaches and mountains. The golf course at Kawana is one of Japan's most renowned and is familiar to golfers around the world.

This is also a region renowned for its outstanding landscapes. Lake Ashi in the Hakone district is famous for its views of Mount Fuji, now a World Heritage site. The Hakone and Izu districts are both noted for their hot spring resorts.

The Kamakura district is dotted with temples, taking the visitor centuries back in time. The Oiso district is ideal for a day's escape to a coastal resort with seas and skies of azure.

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IZU
伊豆

Izu-Nagaoka Onsen, one of Japan's most noted hot spring resorts, is about 30 minutes' drive from Mishima Station, which is about one hour's ride from Tokyo on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train. Nearby is the Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace, which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015. Kawana is the location of the Kawana Hotel Fuji Golf Course, a dream location for golfers that has been named as one of the world's top 100 courses.

Shimoda, whose mild climate allows flowers to bloom all year round, has a wealth of historic sites and is home to many festivals. Shimoda also commands a magnificent view over the mighty Pacific Ocean. Within easy reach is the Izu district's oldest shrine, Shirahama-jinja Shrine.

Recommended Experiences

  • Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace

    About 15 minutes' drive from Sanyo-so

  • Izunokuni Panorama Park

    About 10 minutes' drive from Sanyo-so

  • Kawana Hotel Golf Course (Fuji Course)

  • Shirahama-jinja Shrine, the Izu district's oldest shrine

    About three minutes' walk from the Shimoda Prince Hotel

HAKONE
箱根

Gateway to the Hakone district is Odawara, about 30 minutes from Tokyo on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train.

A further 30 minutes by road brings you to Lake Ashi, set amid the wild expanses of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The lake forms a scenic beauty spot with classic views of Mount Fuji, now a World Heritage site. This district is also one of Japan's leading areas for hot spring resorts thanks to the abundant flow and varied composition of the natural waters. A further attraction lies in the numerous art galleries dotted among the sweeping landscapes.

Recommended Experiences

  • View of Lake Ashi and Mount Fuji from Narukawa Art Museum

    About 10 minutes' drive from The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko

  • Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

    About 20 minutes' drive from the Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko

  • Pleasure boat on Lake Ashi in the Hakone district

KAMAKURA
鎌倉

Kamakura is situated in the southeast of Kanagawa Prefecture about 45 minutes by train from Tokyo's Shinagawa Station. Overlooking Sagami Bay to the south, it is surrounded on the other three sides by a landscape of hills and valleys. The seat of Japan's shogunate government during the Kamakura Period (1185–1333), Kamakura is today dotted with temples and shrines and other historic sites and cultural assets. Among the most famous are Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine, Kencho-ji Temple, Engaku-ji Temple, Kotoku-in Temple—which houses Kamakura's famous Great Buddha statue—and Hasedera Temple. The area also has sea bathing resorts at Inamuragasaki, Yuigahama, and along the Zaimokuza coastline, and is within easy reach of the magnificent scenery on the island of Enoshima.

Recommended Experiences

  • Enoshima and Mount Fuji

  • Inamuragasaki

  • The Great Buddha at Kamakura

    Photo Credit: Kamakura City Tourist Association

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OISO
大磯

Oiso is a historic town that throve as a staging post on the old Tokaido road. In the late 19th century, during the early years of the Meiji government, Japan's first prime minister, Hirobumi Ito, chose the town as his residence, after which it became known throughout Japan as a favored location for the villas of prominent people from all spheres of activity. With its rich natural environment and long history, the area is home to numerous cultural sites and tourist attractions. Terugasaki beach saw the opening of Japan's first sea bathing resort in 1885, while the Shigitatsuan (Shigitatsu Hermitage) is known as one of Japan's three great haiku halls.

Recommended Experiences

  • Oiso Joyama Park

    About five minutes' drive from the Oiso Prince Hotel

  • Azumayama Park (around 15 minutes' drive from the Oiso Prince Hotel).

    This lovely spot is about 30 minutes' walk from the park entrance.

  • Old Yoshida Residence

    About five minutes' drive from the Oiso Prince Hotel

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