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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

About Kanagawa
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Upcoming Kanagawa Events

Yoshimura Yoshio Exhibition

Yoshimura Yoshio Exhibition

Oct 24th - Dec 6th

A special exhibition taking place at the Sogo Museum of Art until December 6th focuses on the works of Yoshio Yoshimura. His pencil-art..

¥1,100
Yokosuka YY Festival

Yokosuka YY Festival

Early Dec

There are several things that Yokosuka is famous for among people in Kanagawa: the American Navy Base, the Yokosuka Navy Burger..

Free
Realism of Life

Realism of Life

Oct 10th - Dec 20th

Japanese painting has changed with modernization, and The "Realism of Life: Masterpieces of Nihonga" exhibition explores this progression...

¥1,200

Where to eat in Kanagawa

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Mooncake

Etsuko Yamada

Do you like the Chinese sweets called Moon Cake? I recommend that you buy them during the mid-autumn festival season in Yokohama..

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Places to stay in Kanagawa

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Hongaku-ji Temple 7

Hongaku-ji Temple

Lily Taki

"Hongaku-ji Temple" in Kamakura is very famous for Kamakura seven deities of good luck. Originally, "Ebisu do" was established..

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About Kanagawa

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Perhaps the term “melting pot” is the best way to describe Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県, Kanagawa-ken). Being the second most populated prefecture, Kanagawa’s first impression is a modern, “concrete jungle” similar to its northern neighbour, Tokyo. And that’s true to a certain extent, as you can tell from the big city of Yokohama and the Minato Mirai 21 district. However, that urbanity is perfectly balanced with beautiful nature, such as Enoshima’s beaches, Sankei-en, Yamashita Park, and Hakone Onsen.

Being the site of Commodore Perry’s landing in 1853, Kanagawa is also a fusion of foreign and Japanese history and culture. Traditional Japanese structures such as Enkaku-ji and the Great Buddha of Kamakura co-exist with Yokohama Chinatown, the Red Brick Warehouse, and Western-style buildings in the Motomachi district.

Romantic nighttime views of the city and Tokyo Bay can be enjoyed from the Landmark Tower observatory and Osanbashi Pier.

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