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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

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Dogtooth Violets at Katakuri no Sato

Dogtooth Violets at Katakuri no Sato

Mar 13th - Apr 18th

Each year from the second Saturday of March until the third Sunday in April, Shiroyama Katakuri no Sato in Kanagawa is open for..

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Sagamihara Carp Streamer Festival

Sagamihara Carp Streamer Festival

Apr 29th - May 5th

ln honor of Children's Day, 1,200 carp-shaped wind socks are displayed over the Sagami River for Sagamihara's Koi-no-bori'..

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Jewellumination at Yomiuri Land

Jewellumination at Yomiuri Land

Oct 22nd - May 6th

Jewellumination at Yomiuri Land is one of the most popular illumination and romantic date events in Tokyo, with easy access, great..

3 Free

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Hakone Spring 2021

Hakone Spring 2021

Rey Waters

Just a quick getaway from the city will bring you a day of adventure, with something of interest for everyone. Beautiful scenery,..

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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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