|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.
During the annual Zama Mikoshi Festival (July 31-August 1st), residents carry a portable shrine through the streets of Zama chanting..
Yokohama Summer Festival: Honmoku traditions have been passed down from generation to generation for more than 500 years.
From 6 to 12 August 2019, Pikachu Outbreak will take place for the sixth running year at Yokohama's Minato Mirai - expect to..