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

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Walking Kamakura

Iza Mile Kamakura Smart Phone Application

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

Community discussion

Breakfast at Bills in Yokohama

Berry berry pancakes with berry butter

I cannot say "Yummm" enough!

Walking Kamakura

Iza Mile Kamakura Smart Phone Application

That's a great way to promote a destination, I'm willing to try once if I've the chance to visit Kamakura.

Walking Kamakura in the Drizzle

Kamakura visit on a rainy evening

Beautiful pic.

Yokohama Art Rink

Canvas for artists

Looks like fun!!