About Kanagawa
Region:Kanto
Island:Honshu
Capital:Yokohama
Population:9,048,331
Area:2,415.81 sq. km

Perhaps the term “melting pot” is the best way to describe Kanagawa. Being the second most populated prefecture, Kanagawa’s first impression is a modern, “concrete jungle” similar to its northern neighbor, 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.

Things to Do in Kanagawa

Latest travel features

Autumn in Yokohama's Minato Mirai

Mother Nature comes to town

Iida Shouten Ramen

Hidden gem in the hot spring town of Yugawara

Shomyoji Temple in Kanazawa Bunko

Hidden gem in a suburb of samurai capital Kamakura

Hiking Mount Jinba

A Lesser Known Mountain Just Outside Of Tokyo

Community discussion

First Time Visit to Sankeien Garden

Beautiful Japanese Garden in Honmoku, Yokohama

I agree that there don't seem to be many places in Yokohama that would make me feel ''This is Japan!" This looks lovely. I must visit there!

Black Eggs of Owakudani, Hakone

Feasting on boiled eggs in "the Valley of Hell"

Oh really!! Well... that might change my travel plans. Thanks a lot!

Xmas Illuminations in Yokohama

Enjoy these wonderful Christmas trees in Minato Mirai

I like your videos, nice

Jewellumination at Yomiuri Land

As if you are in illusion of a dream

Looks wicked!