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Old Mar 16, 19, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by Ichinensei View Post
I'll be staying in Yokohama for a week. Aside from the usual Kamakura, Yokohama, Enoshima and Hakone, what else is there to see?
That's actually a lot. Hakone alone is a full day. The Nihon Minka-en, which Lap Lap mentioned, is in a corner of Kawasaki near the border with Tokyo.

If you're willing to step outside the boundaries of Kanagawa-ken, you can take the train to Atami and then transfer to a local to visit Shimoda, at the tip of the Izu Peninsula, to see one of the first treaty ports after Japan was opened.

Another full-day trip would be the Fuji Five Lakes area. Take the Yokohama Line to Hachioji, transfer to the westbound Chuo Line, stay on it till Otsuki, and then transfer to the private Fujikyu Line for Kawaguchi-ko.

All in all, though, my opinion of Yokohama is reflected in what another American said about it, "It's a nice place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit there."
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