|Area||2,415.81 sq. km|
|Web||Official Tourism Site|
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.
A special exhibition taking place at the Sogo Museum of Art until December 6th focuses on the works of Yoshio Yoshimura. His pencil-art..
There are several things that Yokosuka is famous for among people in Kanagawa: the American Navy Base, the Yokosuka Navy Burger..
Japanese painting has changed with modernization, and The "Realism of Life: Masterpieces of Nihonga" exhibition explores this progression...