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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

About Kanagawa
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Upcoming Kanagawa Events

Tegonyan Cafe Yokohama

Tegonyan Cafe Yokohama

Jun 10th - Jun 19th

For the first time, a collaboration cafe event featuring Yuya Tegoshi's character "Tegonyan" will take place at Collabo Index..

Hotaru Biyori

Hotaru Biyori

Jun 4th - Jul 4th

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June 4th until July 4th, Yomiuriland's Hana Biyori Botanical Garden will host the 'Hotaru..

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Where to eat in Kanagawa

How Sake is Made

How Sake is Made

Yoshi Hirasawa

As sake is made from rice, local rice producers are finding a new acquirer. Therefore the brewery is actively increasing the local..

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Places to stay in Kanagawa

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Walking Yokohama 2021

Walking Yokohama 2021

Rey Waters

Yokohama has many neighborhood parks and rivers where you can view excellent displays of Hydrangea without the crowds.

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About Kanagawa

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Yokohama
Population 9,048,331
Area 2,415.81 km²

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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