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100th anniversary of the completion of Sankeien Garden, Kahala Hotel Classic Thin Pancakes, Kamakura period in Yokohama!

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  • 100th anniversary of the completion of Sankeien Garden

  • Kahala Hotel Classic Thin Pancakes

  • Kamakura period in Yokohama!

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100th anniversary of the completion of Sankeien Garden

Sankeien Garden (58 Honmoku Minotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama City) opens at 7:00 a.m. for "lotus viewing" to enjoy the early morning blooming of lotus trees. Hara Sankei, a businessman who made his fortune in the silk trade and the founder of the park, is said to have been particularly fond of lotus flowers blooming in mid-summer. Mr. Hara named the tea house he designed "Renge-in" and left many paintings featuring lotus flowers. The lotus flowers around the lotus pond in the outer garden begin to open slowly from dawn, close again around 9:00 a.m., and close completely around noon. On August 6 and 7, the first of a series of special events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the completion of Sankeien, "Enjoy 'lotus delicacies' in Sankeien in the morning - taste special kaiseki and tour the sukiya-style architecture" will be held. After admiring the lotus flowers, visitors will take a special tour of Lotus House and Hakuun's residence, which are usually closed to the public, and enjoy a lotus-inspired kaiseki dinner prepared by Masago Saryo, a Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant in Yokohama, at Hara's former residence, Tsurushokaku. Official Website (English) > https://www.sankeien.or.jp/en/Google Map > https://goo.gl/maps/NWHRWgTHprwzmtX39

Kahala Hotel Classic Thin Pancakes

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama (1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama) is now selling "The Kahala Classic Thin Pancakes" at The Kahala Lounge on the 14th floor. The hotel's original "Thin Pancakes" are thin pancakes rolled with a rich maple butter sauce and vanilla ice cream, and are served with whipped cream and mixed berries. The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama is a luxury hotel bearing the name of the prestigious "The Kahala" hotel on Oahu Island, Hawaii.Based on the concept of "Crystal Modern," the hotel features a total of 146 guest rooms, three restaurants, a bar and lounge, large and small banquet facilities, a private treatment salon, an indoor pool, and a spa with fitness and other facilities. If you need somewhere special to celebrate, this is the place!Google Map > https://g.page/kahalayokohama?share

Kamakura period in Yokohama!

Many people may think that the history of Yokohama begins with the opening of its port.

In fact, Kanazawa-ku in Yokohama, flourished as Mutsura Minato, a port town adjacent to the Kamakura shogunate.

Asahi-ku is the place where Hatakeyama Shigetada, a general that performed well during the Kamakura period (1185-1333) and was also instrumental in the establishment of the shogunate, spent his last days.

Yokohama is home to many historical sites and stories associated to the Kamakura period.

Biwajima ShrineIt is said that in 1180, when Minamoto no Yoritomo built Seto Shrine by invoking Mishima Myojin, his wife Hojo Masako followed in her husband's footsteps and invoked Chikubushima Benzaiten (the Goddess of Eloquence, Music, and Art), a deity of Lake Biwa that she worshiped regularly, and created the land by reclaiming the sea surrounding Seto Shrine and there founded the Biwajima Shrine.Google Map > https://goo.gl/maps/u7D1mD23CbAReYh56

Asaina Kiridoshi (Asaina Pass)Named after the third son of Wada Yoshimori, Asaina Saburo Yoshihide, who legend says opened the passage by himself in one night. It is said that after the fall of the Wada clan, the Kamakura shogunate began to open this mountain passage, and the regent Hojo Yasutoki personally went to the site to supervise the work. Once this passage was opened, goods from the inland sea and north of Edo could be easily transported from Mutsuura to Kamakura.Asaina Kiridoshi is one of the ancient passages that lead to Kamakura and was designated a national historic site.Google Map > https://goo.gl/maps/b3T51mpd5SEu8AfL8

Shomyoji TempleThe family temple of the Kanazawa Hojo clan. It is said that it was originated from the Jibutsudo (Buddhist private hall) built by a key figure in the Kamakura shogunate, Hojo Sanetoki, in his residence in Mutsuraso, Kanazawa. During the reign of Sanetoki's grandson, Sadaaki, the temple reached its heyday as a large temple with a Buddhist monastery consisting of seven halls and a three-story pagoda.It is a place of relaxation for visitors with beautiful seasonal scenery, including cherry blossoms in spring, yellow irises in early summer, and autumn leaves in fall. A firelit Noh play is usually held in the precincts of the temple at the beginning of May every year (the play will be held at another venue for 2022).Google Map > https://goo.gl/maps/qZ6j4976sYhDs3WcA

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Location > Hirakata BayGoogle Map > https://goo.gl/maps/QumTMpT5GcCof8mcAPhoto Credit > https://www.instagram.com/ha.re275/