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Kanagawa

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Makuyama Park's Plum Blossoms

Makuyama Park's Plum Blossoms

Feb 1 - Mar 8th

Makuyama Park features a mountainside covered by thousands of plum trees (and a festival) that when in full bloom in February and..

Makuyama, Yoshihama, Yugawara,.. 6 ¥200
Oyama Tofu Festival

Oyama Tofu Festival

Mar 14 - Mar 15th

The Oyama Tofu Festival celebrates this region's long history with a staple of Japanese cuisine. There will be a number of interesting..

Isehara Municipal Oyama Second.. 2 Free
Taiwan Festival

Taiwan Festival

Mar 18 - Mar 22nd

The Taiwan Festival at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse celebrates Taiwanese culture - and a big part of that is all of the delicious..

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.. 4 ¥800

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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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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