Sagamihara is located some 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and about 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Yokohama.
Kanagawa is firmly established on the tourist trail, which means getting from A to B is relatively easy. Make sure you leave yourself enough time to explore the numerous things to see and do the region offers. While you're in the area, check out the Fuda Tenjinsha Shrine and Jindaiji Temple in and around Chofu, which is roughly 11 miles (18 kilometers), from Sagamihara. For even more variety, visit the Seibu Dome and Sayama Ski Area which you'll find in and around Tokorozawa, approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Sagamihara.
Yokohama, is another interesting place to head to. It is around 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Sagamihara and offers a great selection of attractions, for example Anpanman Museum, Yokohama Cosmo World and Kanagawa Kenmin Hall. If your itinerary allows be sure to visit Sacred Heart Cathedral (Yamate Catholic Church), Yokohama Museum of Art and Yokohama Arena before you head back to Sagamihara.
For a budget-friendly, outdoor experience that the whole family will enjoy, take the time to stop by the region's gardens, open-air museums and open-air markets. You'll find a few moments of relaxation in Kanagawa 's temples.
Those looking for an adrenaline rush should max-out their heart rates by signing up for a hiking or mountain biking adventure. When the temperatures climb, do what the locals do and head to the area's gorgeous waterways for an afternoon of fishing or wind surfing.
You'll be reluctant to say "Sayōnara" (farewell) to this unique area.