Preview: Japan Society: Get to Know Kanagawa: Hot Springs, Zen & the Great Wave

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Date(s) - 01/23/2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Japan Society

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Cover image Courtesy of Japan Society

What’s up? Join Japan Society for this thrilling talk and tasting of the region of Kanagawa.

Damage? $21

Reception at the Japan Society ©Spirikal for WhereNYC

Why you should go. Enriched in history, festivals and breathtaking sights, Kanagawa is an ideal destination for any traveler. With so much to see and do, Kanagawa is not just a side trip from Tokyo, but a unique region waiting to be explored. Home to history-rich Kamakura, which once served as the political center of medieval Japan, Kanagawa features the stunning Daibutsu, or Great Buddha, a towering bronzed icon that has stood since the 13th century. Travelers looking to de-stress can visit the resort town of Hakone, prized for its many hot springs and natural views. For this program, we are joined by Kanagawa experts Hitoshi Suzuki, Director, JETRO NY, Kanagawa Division, Nanako Sadasue, Director, Maker’s Shirt Kamakura Co., Ltd. and Kenichi Noda, Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. Moderated by Susan Miyagi McCormac, founder, JapanCulture·NYC.

Useful tips:

  • Buy Tickets in advance
  • Attire? Casual or business casual works.
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Business cards are always a plus.
  • Coat check/ cloak room is limited so travel lightly
  • Fancy a drink or bite to eat in the area?
    1. Aburiya Kinnosuke $$  213 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017  -Very classy, great menu, upscale izakaya
    2. Gyu-Kaku Midtown $$ 805 3rd Ave by 50th St. 2nd fl, New York, NY 10022 .  – Japanese barbecue, Smart, sophisticated, good service. Happy hour from 5-6pm with half-priced drafts.
    3. Hidechan Ramen $$  248 E 52nd St (2nd Ave), New York, NY 10022. 2nd Fl.   – You can pick the size of your noodle and opt for kaedama, or supplementary noodle portion
    4. Momosan Ramen $$ 342 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016 – Morimoto’s latest New York venture – the spicy tan-tan men ramen tempered with coconut milk is a revelation of pure deliciousness.
    5. Sir Harry’s at the Waldorf Astoria $$ Park or Lexington entrances between 49th and 50th St – Quiet classic, old-school hotel bar boozer. There are three other bar options at the Waldorf.
    6. Riki $141 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017 (Lex and 3rd)    – Izakaya inexpensive, upstairs karaoke rooms. Non-tipping establishment.
    7. Sakagura $$211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017  (next to Soba Totto) –  Tucked below in an office building, but has most extensive sake menu and good food
    8. Soba Totto $$ 211 E 43rd St A, New York, NY 10017 (next to Sakagura)   – A personal favorite. Classy, fantastic intimate sake bar and restaurant, a great find
    9. Udon West$ 46th St between Lexington and 3rd Ave.  – You can’t go wrong here. Pitchers of beer, decent grub, fast service
    10. Whiskey Blue at the W Hotel $$- 50th and Lexington. –  Dark, wooden, comfortable and great selection.

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