Kanagawa’s Two Most Famous Arrivals: Commodore Perry and Godzilla

At first glance, Commodore Perry and Godzilla might not seem to have much in common. Both arrived in Kanagawa Prefecture by sea within 100 years of each other. Both Commodore…

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Nokogiriyama and an Encounter With Chiba’s Great Stone Buddha

The journey from Yokosuka to Nokogiriyama (Mt. Nokogiri), home of Chiba Prefecture’s great stone Buddha, is one of THE best day trips you can make. Nokogiriyma and Japan’s largest Buddha…

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