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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

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Sagamihara Carp Streamer Festival

Sagamihara Carp Streamer Festival

Late Apr - Early May

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

Sagami river 2 Free
Yokohama Frühlingsfest

Yokohama Frühlingsfest

Late Apr - Early May

Yokohama Frühlingsfest is held at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Frühlingsfest means 'spring festival' in German, and t..

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.. Free
Shonan Yosakoi Festival

Shonan Yosakoi Festival

Early Jun

The Shonan Yosakoi Festival is a fairly new festival in Hiratsuka city, Kanagawa. It features dance groups from all over Japan,..

Mitsukedai Hiroba Free

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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Discover Hidden Yokohama

Discover Hidden Yokohama

Rey Waters

There are a multitude of hidden beautiful areas outside the normal tourist spots. You won't find these in the brochures, but..

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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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