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Kanagawa

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Oktoberfest in Yokohama

Oktoberfest in Yokohama

Oct 4th - Oct 20th

Yokohama's Red Brick Warehouse is home to Oktoberfest, an annual event showcasing Germany's beer and food traditions with..

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.. 2 ¥300
Hakone Daimyō Gyōretsu

Hakone Daimyō Gyōretsu

Sunday - Nov 3rd

This is an annual Daimyō procession in the city of Hakone, with a parade with 170 persons in traditional costumes

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Where to eat in Kanagawa

Midtown BBQ

Midtown BBQ

Valentina Saavedra

Craving Southern-style barbecue? Come to Midtown BBQ and satisfy your insatiable hunger with a huge platter of meat.

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Akiyoshi

Akiyoshi

Christie Petrakopoulou

Try some tasty yakitori in Yokohama at Akiyoshi, a Japan-wide chain. Sit at the counter and watch all the action in the kitchen.

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Kamakurabori Assembly Hall

Kamakurabori Assembly Hall

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The Kamakurabori Assembly Hall gives visitors a chance to carve a plate in the style of kamakurabori, a traditional art in the Kamakura..

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Enoshima Fuka 11

Enoshima Fuka

Elena Lisina

Enoshima Fuka is a ceramics shop located off the main street in Enoshima. The shop feels like a small exhibition gallery and offers..

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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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