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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

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Doraemon 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Doraemon 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Jul 20th - Jan 31st

Taking place until the end of January 2021, the Doraemon 50th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates half a century of this much loved..

3 ¥1,000
Yokohama Strawberry Festival

Yokohama Strawberry Festival

Early - Mid Feb

The Yokohama Strawberry Festival offers visitors the chance to enjoy these delicious fruits in various ways. Strawberry samples..

9 Free
New Collection Exhibition

New Collection Exhibition

Oct 3rd - Feb 21st

A special event taking place at the Hiratsuka Museum of Art looks at a collection of 75 works newly added to their collection in..

2 ¥200

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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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