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gourmet, experiences, spots that you can enjoy with SHONAN

Summer SHONAN events 2019

The summer events has been held in this season in SHONAN, 2019. This time, we picked up fireworks, summer festivals...etc.

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Summer Events in Shonan, 2019
Summer Events in Shonan, 2019
Summer SHONAN leisure spot 2019

We have carefully selected spots where children and adults can enjoy! Let's enjoy SHONAN in the summer!

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Leisure spots in SHONAN Summer of 2019
Summer leisure spots of 2019
Enjoyable spots even in the rainy season!

This time we bring you a heap of activities and leisure spots to ensure that you have a great time regardless of the weather.

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Summer!Sea!SHONAN Instagram photo spots
SHONAN Instagram photo spots
Enjoyable spots even in the rainy season!

This time we bring you a heap of activities and leisure spots to ensure that you have a great time regardless of the weather.

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Enjoyable even in the rainy season! Recommended spots in SHONAN!
Spots in rainy season!
SHONAN BEACH YOGA WEEK 2018 REPORT

This time we are proud to introduce a 'wagashi' workshop where you can experience making traditional Japanese sweets.

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Japanese cake making experience
Cake making experience
How to spend the winter in Kamakura

Locals share insight on how to spend your time in SHONAN.The local blogger Romy-san who brought us the Winter Edition is back to provide

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How to spend the winter in Kamakura
Spend the winter in Kamakura
Winter events in SHONAN 2018 – 2019

there are illumination events, floating shrine events, Sagicho festival, February wakame(seaweed) harvesting and many other happenings that take place in SHONAN during the winter period.

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Winter events in SHONAN 2018 – 2019
Winter events 2018 – 2019
Hayama International Marina Friendship Regatta 2018

This page is a round up of all you need to know in order to enjoy these events!

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Hayama International Marina Friendship Regatta 2018
Friendship Regatta 2018
Feel SHONAN Barrier-free Diving Festival

Here we have the pleasure of sharing our experiences from the latest Barrier-free Diving Festival that was arranged on the 10th of October.

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Feel SHONAN Barrier-free Diving Festival
Barrier-free Diving Festival
SHONAN BEACH YOGA WEEK 2018 REPORT

This time we had Shonan resident blogger Romy, who has written special columns before, take part in beach yoga.

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SHONAN BEACH YOGA WEEK 2018 REPORT
SHONAN BEACH YOGA WEEK
Little Known Attractions in Shonan “Japanese Gardens”

Our focus this time is on Ichijo Ekan Sanso, an important cultural property with a unique Japanese ambience, which opened to the public in the summer of 2017.

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Little Known Attractions in Shonan “Japanese Gardens”
Japanese Gardens
blogger in Kamakura

At this special topic, we got a column article themed ''How to spend summer in Kamakura'' written by ''Romy'' who is a blogger living Shonan. We will introduce how to spend time at beach and café in Zaimokuza.

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The recommendation of how to spend summer in Kamakura by blogger living SHONAN
blogger in Kamakura
Events of Summer in SHONAN 2018

The summer of SHONAN starts at last! ! This time is an essential event in SHONAN's summer We picked up fireworks festival, summer festival, beach event. In the SHONAN unique event where the ocean is close, this summer please try making memories!

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Events of Summer in SHONAN 2018
SHONAN Summer Events
The leisure spots of Summer in SHONAN 2018

It will be the middle of summer when the rainny season is over! The feature is the enjoyable spots of summer in SHONAN! The ocean, beach, swimming pools, parks etc… We picked exciting spots which all age groups can enjoy. Let's have a fun this summer in SHONAN.

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The leisure spots of Summer in SHONAN 2018
The leisure spots
Photogenic SHONAN trip

There are plenty of sightseeing and gourmet spots SHONAN. The shore, of course, the shrine, the area where you can enjoy the seasonal flowers etc… This time carefully selected the photogenic place of SHONAN that you want to put on the picture! Please take a nice photo and enjoy the SHONAN journey.

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Photogenic SHONAN trip
Photogenic SHONAN trip
It is the best season! Fresh SHONAN Cycling

At SHONAN, the Ekiden (long-distance relay marathon) is an exciting sports event on each new year and it has inspired a lot of people to join other marathons as well. Some of you are probably thinking about starting the marathon or cycling etc. So, we have several jogging and cycling places that you can enjoy while looking at beautiful ocean sceneries here in SHONAN. This time we will introduce some of SHONAN’s cycling courses and useful spots that you can do healthy activities.

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It is the best season! Fresh SHONAN Cycling
Fresh SHONAN Cycling
Winter season! Cooking experience report

This time we will report on authentic "sushi making experience" using fresh seafood from SHONAN! Recently, it’s not easy to find opportunity to learn making popular cuisine like sushi. This sushi making experience is a perfect way for children to adult to have fun together under a professional’s guide. Here, the Itacho (Sushi chef) uses only fresh fish picked up at SHONAN's fishing port. Let’s begin my very first sushi making experience!

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Stunning views! Recommended spots to view the cherry blossoms in SHONAN during Spring

Cherry blossoms herald the coming of Spring! We’ve selected some spots where you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing in SHONAN! There are spots that hold Sakura Festivals and other events while the flowers are in full bloom, so be sure to check them out!

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Stunning views! Recommended spots to view the cherry blossoms in SHONAN during Spring
Stunning views! Cherry blossoms in SHONAN
Winter is the season! Enjoy strawberry picking and delicious sweets!

One of the most famous flavors of Winter in Japan is strawberries! Did you know that there are many strawberry fields in SHONAN? Why not enjoy the nature while tasting delicious fruit with your family and friends? It’s good to go out in nature, and even better to eat! Everyone is happy when picking fruit and tasting delicious sweets! Introducing recommended spots where you can enjoy picking strawberries and eating sweets from Winter to Spring. Spots where you can enjoy picking strawberries in SHONAN. Spots where you can enjoy sweets in SHONAN

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Winter is the season! Enjoy strawberry picking and delicious sweets!
Enjoy strawberry picking and delicious sweets!
Wakame seaweed harvesting experience in Enoshima

The SHONAN area’s wakame seaweed cultivation season is at its peak in February. This time, we visited the “Seaweed Symposium - Wakame Cultivation Experience”, offered by the Enoshima Fisherman’s Project (EFP) which works to spread awareness of the fishing industry.

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Hot food for Winter - Restaurants where you can enjoy seafood

Seafood is the most famous food of SHONAN! Winter is the perfect time to enjoy freshly caught seasonal seafood! We will introduce a number of restaurants offering seafood cuisine, such as the classic fishing port rice bowl, in addition to sophisticated Italian and French dishes. Enjoy fresh hot dishes this Winter.

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Hot food for Winter - Restaurants where you can enjoy seafood
Where you can enjoy seafood in winter
Warm up in a hot spring! Spots to enjoy Winter in SHONAN

Hot springs - the perfect activity to enjoy in Winter We will be introducing two spots where you can enjoy hot springs in SHONAN, Odawara and Yugawara! We will also introduce other local spots that you can enjoy alongside the hot springs, so feel free to enjoy the hot springs as a day trip or overnight stay!

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Enjoy a driving trip around SHONAN

The SHONAN area is a great place to enjoy a drive - you’ll feel like you’re driving through a beachside resort with the sea breeze, the sound of the waves and the orange sun setting on the horizon. We’ll introduce places perfect for those driving, such as attractions far from the train station, or places high up. Enjoy a pleasant SHONAN driving trip!

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Stunning views! Recommended short trips to SHONAN to experience Autumn

SHONAN is known as somewhere to spend the summer, but it is also the perfect place to spend time during the other seasons! We selected some seasonal spots, including a park where you can enjoy the Autumn foliage and the flowers in Autumn and Winter, and an observation point from which you can enjoy an amazing sea view. From the most popular spots, to brand new attractions that just opened in October 2017, there are plenty of places to enjoy an Autumn stroll or hiking etc. with your loved ones.

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Stunning views! Recommended short trips to SHONAN to experience Autumn
SHONAN to experience Autumn
Experience the extraordinary★ Refreshing SHONAN cruises!

Why not experience a whole new side of SHONAN with a trip around Hayama? Using the “Hayama Joshitabi” discounted ticket, you can go and see Hayama’s expansive ocean views. With the view, the ocean breeze and a feeling of refreshment, it will surely refresh your body and soul. We’ll be introducing cruises out onto the water that you can enjoy with friends or a special someone.

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Experience the extraordinary★ Refreshing SHONAN cruises!
Refreshing SHONAN cruises!
Challenge yourself!
SHONAN sports

Next, we’ll introduce some marine sports activities perfect for first timers! From the latest craze to everyone’s favorite marine sports, you can enjoy them alone or with friends and family. Why not have a refreshing seaside experience with an exciting activity?

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You can enjoy with the kids! 
SHONAN activities

This time, we’ve gathered together a list of the best spots to enjoy summer with the kids! There’s plenty of places by the sea in Kanagawa that will excite their inner adventurer - ranging from visiting the beach and having a camp or BBQ, to experiencing stand up paddle boarding, visiting the aquarium or playing with animals!

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You can enjoy with the kids! SHONAN activities
SHONAN activities with Kids!
Restaurants with ocean views

Here, we’ll introduce restaurants where you can enjoy dining while looking out at the sea - a SHONAN classic. It’s the perfect place to take a photo as a memory of your trip. You can enjoy delicious dishes with a great view at a variety of restaurants ranging from Italian and French restaurants to cafes.

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Food fresh from the fishing ports

We’ve gathered together 38 restaurants that offer dishes made with fresh ingredients straight from the fishing port! From fresh and hearty set meals to fancy Italian, it’s full of famous restaurants that let you fully enjoy the blessings of the Sagami Bay.

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Recommended model course

It’s my first time in SHONAN - what should I do? Here are our recommendations for you! Including half-day escapes to Enoshima and Zushi, a nature trip to the Miura Peninsula, Hayama Morning Market and Manazuru.

Special Recommended model course