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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

About Kanagawa
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Upcoming Kanagawa Events

Zama Suzuka Shinto Shrine Festival

Zama Suzuka Shinto Shrine Festival

Saturday - Aug 1st

During the annual Zama Mikoshi Festival (July 31-August 1st), residents carry a portable shrine through the streets of Zama chanting..

Suzukamyo Free
Summer Festival in Honmoku, Yokohama

Summer Festival in Honmoku, Yokohama

Aug 3 - Aug 4th

Yokohama Summer Festival: Honmoku traditions have been passed down from generation to generation for more than 500 years.

Honmoku Shrine Free
Pikachu Outbreak

Pikachu Outbreak

Early - Mid Aug

From 6 to 12 August 2019, Pikachu Outbreak will take place for the sixth running year at Yokohama's Minato Mirai - expect to..

Minato Mirai 1 Free

Where to eat in Kanagawa

Midtown BBQ

Midtown BBQ

Valentina Saavedra

Craving Southern-style barbecue? Come to Midtown BBQ and satisfy your insatiable hunger with a huge platter of meat.

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Yakumo Shrine

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Yakumo Shrine in Kamakura was established during the Heian Period in 1083. It is believed to be the oldest talismanic shrine in..

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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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