The Daiyuzan train schedule

Between Minamiashigarashi and Odawara

Racism in Japan?

Racism in Japan?
A friend Robert, asked what prejudice have I faced Japan? I’ve been denied apartments in Atsugi. I’ve heard slurs that foreigners smell, all over Japan, I’ve heard slurs that foreigners have AIDS, (that happened at an izakaya in Odawara), but to be honest as a Caucasian in Japan, most Japanese respect us I feel.
I think the browner your skin, the more prejudice and intolerance you will experience here unfortunately. One of my Japanese tennis friends asked me if there were many African Canadians (“Kokochan” he termed them) in Vancouver? I replied,”no.” He stated, “good!” Baye McNeil has written extensively on this subject and if interested, I encourage you to read his books and blog.
The fact that very few foreign workers in Japan have tenure in itself reeks of racism in my opinion. I read somewhere that in one American university alone, there are more tenured foreign teachers than there are in ALL Japanese universities. Just being called a “gaijin” after living here longer than most of my students in itself is insulting and is racist. Japan is my home. I am not an outside person.

Hakone Yuryo Hot Spring

Hakone Yuryo Hot Spring near Hakone Yumoto Station

Here is the one we recommend near Hakone Yumoto Station: Hakone Yuryo – A hot spring resort that’s easily accessible from Tokyo as a day trip.

Hakone Yuryo

Also Recommended: 

Only Yu Hot Spring in Minamiashigarashi

Cleaning Staff Required 

Cleaning Staff required 掃除スタッフKevin Guest House/English School – 神奈川県 小田原市時給 1,200円



Guest House/English School in Minamiashigarashi requires cleaning staff for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Shifts: 10am-12noon or 11am-13:00. Iizawa and Tsukahara. Pay ¥1200/hour plus one free English lesson/week. No experience necessary we can train you. Good work for housewife or retired person.

Contact Kevin Burns, Kevin’s English Schools
南足柄にあるゲストハウス(民泊)、英会話スクールのお掃除スタッフ募集週に1,2回、南足柄にある民泊でゲストルーム、シャワー、キッチンなどのお掃除スタッフ特に木、金、土、働ける方歓迎10:00~13:00 までの間で2時間くらい(要相談) 主婦歓迎自給 1200円 (交通費はなし)とくにスキルは必要ありません。普段家で家事を行っている方。簡単な英語の読み書きができると助かります。


Kevin Burns
雇用形態: アルバイト…パート
給与: 1,200円 /時給
神奈川県 小田原市

とくになし: 1 年



Ashigara Forest Walks

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Refreshing green and clear air, wild grass and seasonal flowers can be found here. There is beautiful forest scenery including conifers that  have dark green and broadleaf trees that change color every season like a museum of nature.

There is campground in the garden and camps in the summer where you can enjoy barbecues throughout the year. In addition, it is dotted with athletic facilities and you can enjoy them with your family. You can also find the Old wooden school building of a classic elementary school which was in city and moved to this forest. There is also an old folk house with a roof of thatch of 150 years old. Both were removed from Minamiashigarashi and rebuilt in Ashigara Forest.

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Minamiashigarashi’s Drunken Cotton Rose Festival

Drunken Cotton Rose Festival in Minamiashigarashi, Kanagawa

Flower which flowered white in the morning is gradually called  “drunkenness cotton rose” by dark pink from the early afternoon as changing state seems to get drunk on liquor. 700 drunkenness cotton roses, cotton rose 100 bloom in farm road of 1km. Sale of local farm products and light meal is carried out in “fukuzawa park” of farm road neighborhood during festival period.Read More

The Annual Yagurazawa colander chrysanthemum Festival

The Annual Yagurazawa colander chrysanthemum Festival

Yagurazawa colander chrysanthemum Festival

Yagurazawa colander chrysanthemum

Yagurazawa colander chrysanthemum

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Kanagawa | Minamiashigara-shi

The foot of Mt. Yakura, Yagurazawa district are dotted with chrysanthemum garden of “colander chrysanthemum”. While stamp rally is performed, and it goes round “colander chrysanthemum garden” during festival period, we can enjoy walk of village forest. Performance and outdoor tea ceremony of brass band club, events including special store of special product are varied, too.

Basic information

The location 〒250-0136 Yagurazawa, Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa

Reference Minamiashigara-shi tourist association

〒250-0105 440, Sekimoto, Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa

TEL 0465-74-2111


Business period Holding

From October 31, 2015 to November 8, 2015 from 10:00 to 15:00 
Access ・It is 15 minutes by bus from Izuhakone Railway Daiyuzan Line Daiyuzan Station It is five minutes on foot from Yagurazawa 

・It is 25 minutes by car from Tomei Expressway Ooi Matsuda interchange

Visit, the time required 90 minutes

The site Yagurazawa, Minamiashigara-shi, Kanagawa

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Garbage Collection Schedule 

Garbage Collection Schedule for Minamiashigarashi: 

Garbage collection schedule

Minamiashigara Sports Park

Great playground for the kids. We used to take our kids to run around there and have fun. Huge baseball diamond, a large pond and more. Recommended if you have a car and young children.  There are many tennis courts too, but you usually have to pre-book them. Free parking.  Great place for a picnic and an run around with young kids.

Hamazushi, Revolving Sushi Restaurant

Hamazushi is fun as the sushi revolves around you, and the plates are only 100 yen each. I`m not a sushi lover, but many have told me it is very good.  It is located between Daiyuzan Station and Wadagahara Station just a few hundred metres from Annapurna Restaurant.  Rated by our readers as overwhelmingly good to excellent! When you want a dish, you simply take it as it comes to you. It is bright and clean and good for lunch or dinner. I recommend the shrimp tempura udon soup.

To get there, from Kevin`s Guest House, walk back towards Daiyuzan Station.  At the biggest intersection before the station (before the pedestrian overpass) turn right.

Walk straight for a few hundred metres until you come to Hamazushi.

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