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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

About Kanagawa

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Sankeien Firefly Night

Sankeien Firefly Night

Sher Ying Wee

Spend a early summer night filled with ephemeral lights in Sankeien Gardens on Firefly Night.

Sankeien Garden, Yokohama,.. May 17th - May 26th 1 ¥200

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Where to eat in Kanagawa

Pie Holic

Pie Holic

Japan Travel

Pie Holic brings California-style pie to Yokohama with a line-up of savoury and sweet pies inspired by the American classics.

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Manpuku Kushi Mochi

Manpuku Kushi Mochi

Sleiman Azizi

An hour from Tokyo in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture, Enoshima is well served with local snacks. The Manpuku Kushi Mochi food truck..

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Daruma

Daruma

Peter Sidell

In the castle town of Odawara close to Tokyo in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture, Daruma is a restaurant serving traditional Japanese..

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Places to stay in Kanagawa

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Zoorasia

Zoorasia

Cathy Cawood

Also known as Yokohama Dobutsuen, Zoorasia is 'walking safari' zoo with animals from all over the world. It's a great..

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Satoyama Garden

Satoyama Garden

Cathy Cawood

Enjoy mass plantings of flowers at Satoyama Garden in Yokohama. Part of the Yokohama Garden Necklace project, the garden is glorious..

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Asobuild

Asobuild

Japan Travel

In a former post office annex attached to Yokohama Station, Asobuild has created an interactive indoor entertainment center—in..

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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 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.

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