About Kanagawa
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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Yokohama Scenes

Yokohama is a favorite place for leisure time

The Pink Sunset at Hayama-Isshiki

Get ready for a trip to the beach!

Korin-ji Temple in Odawara

A unique Buddhist temple with a garden of statues

Yokosuka's Joenji Temple

Hidden gems in unlikely places

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The Pink Sunset at Hayama-Isshiki

Get ready for a trip to the beach!

this is super nice, i need to go here again!!
thanks for sharing!!

An Easy Day Hike: Mt. Kobo, Part II

Near the city of Hadano is a hidden gem: Mt. Kobo Park

love to climb!

Yokohama Waterfront Cherry Blossoms

Beautiful flowers from Yamashita Park to Minato Mirai

Lovely spot!

Kamakura’s Goryo-jinja Shrine

Colorful Ajisai flowers during the rainy season

Very beautiful photos which reflect very nicely the ambiance of this lovely place.