Located at Minamiashigara, Kanagawa Prefecture
Address: 1157 Daiyucho, Minamiashigara, Kanagawa 250-0127
“All seasons at Saijoji are lovely, but 10,000 hydrangea bushes lining the road to the temple make June especially lovely. The autumn colors are equally impressive.”
Known for Point of Interest, Early Birds, Peace & Quiet, Stunning Views, Iconic Scenes, Secret Spots, Groups, Families, Touristy
Saijoji or Daiyuzan Temple deserves to be more famous than it is. My very own brother felt “it was the best temple in Japan,” and he has been to Nikko and seen the temples there. What makes Saijoji different? Apart from the fact that my very own father in law did much of the beautiful roof work on the temples, Saijoji is very big and the setting is fantastic. Nestled in an old growth forest, far from the hubbub of the city, you can truly get in touch with nature, in touch with yourself and perhaps even in touch with God. Be sure to take a camera! There are over 30 halls and temple buildings to see, plus the surrounding nature can`t be beat!
“Saijoji, located in southern Kanagawa Prefecture, is an amazing temple that even most Japanese have never heard of. The temple was founded in 1394 by Ryoan Emyo Zenji, former head priest of Sojiji, one of the two head temples of the Soto Zen Buddhism Sect.”
– Sandra Isaka, Travel Writer
You can have lunch of soba or udon at the restaurant on the way to the temple, and at other restaurants near the parking lot of the temple. Cheap, healthy and good!
By train (from Shinjuku):
Take the Odakyu Odawara Line (Rapid Train) to Odawara Station. From there, transfer to the Izu Hakone Tetsudo Daiyuzan Line and get off at Daiyuzan Station. The bus station is right next to the train station. Take the bus heading to Daiyuzan Saijōji and get off at Daiyuzan Saijōji Temple. Travel time is approximately two and a half hours.
By car: Take the Tomei Expressway and exit at Ōi-Matsuda.
If you come in June, be sure to visit the next town to Minamiashigarashi, Kaisei Town, and go to the Ajisai Matsuri (hydrangea festival). Beautiful!
Asahi Beer Factory Tour – アサヒビール園神奈川・足柄店
Located at Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 250-0106
Known for Brewery, Rainy Days, Groups, Families, Touristy
Asahi Beer Garden has tours in English and Japanese. Best to call them to reserve: 0465-70-5251. There is a restaurant and you can drink freshly made beer for a very cheap price. The factory is beautiful and looks like a resort.
1223 Nuda, Minami Ashigara, Kanagawa
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Year end and New Year’s Day, plus designated holidays
Reservations and inquiries
Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
※ Please reserve by phone to book tours with an English-speaking guide.
May 21, 2016 at 4:09 am (Restaurants)
Located at Minamiashigara, Kanagawa Prefecture, 250-0111
Known for Restaurant, Families, Budget Friendly, Breakfast & Brunch
If you are tired of Japanese breakfasts, Denny`s is a good place to go for a western style breakfast and it is a 20 minute walk straight down the road from our house. Walk past Daiyuzan Station and keep going straight. Go throught the runnel. You will see it on the left hand side after the tunnel. It is located on the border of Kaisei Town and Minamiashigarashi. It is across the street from Starbuck`s.
Suwabe`s Bakery – スワベ洋菓子店
Located at Sekimoto Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 250-0122
It is near Daiyuzan Station and Kevin`s Guest House.
Known for Bakery, Early Birds, Peace & Quiet, Breakfast & Brunch, Touristy
Suwabe`s Bakery is about 150 metres down the road towards Daiyuzan Station from our house. Have a cup of coffee, go there for brunch or breakfast. Iizumi is fluent in English, and studied English at Kevin`s English Schools for ten years. Her baked goods are great and famous in the area. Enjoy cakes, muffins, coffee and more.
Located at Minamiashigara, Kanagawa Prefecture
It is betweem Wadagahara Station and Tsukahara Station. It is very near to the train line.
Known for Bakery, Rainy Days, Families, Breakfast & Brunch
Land Loaf in the Tsukahara area of Minamiashigara, is very popular with locals. One reason is the buildings are striking, and French style. The other is that they serve a large variety of baked goods and free coffee. There is another branch in Odawara.
May 8, 2016 at 5:12 am (Uncategorized)
House cleaners wanted near Odawara-part-time, many shifts available.
Wanted house cleaners in Minamiashigara. ¥1200/hour. Cleaners for all days needed. Part-time work. Great for housewives and people who want to practice a little English.2 hour long shifts available – 11:00-13:00 or 10:00-12:00 noon
April 17, 2016 at 4:05 am (Uncategorized)
Cleaning Person Wanted in Minamiashigarashi for Guest House/English Schools
Daytime (not everyday)
Hours somewhat flexible
You will clean our buildings in Iizawa and Tsukahara.
You will sometimes meet guests and pass them the key to the school/guest house.
You may need to help in an emergency.
Ability to speak and write English is preferred.
Good cleaning skills necessary
Pay 1200 Yen/hour
Email Kevin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Starts in May or June, depending on your availability
Good part-time job for housewife.