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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

About Kanagawa

Things to do in Kanagawa

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Miura Kaigan Fireworks Festival

Miura Kaigan Fireworks Festival

Every year in early August, Miura City hosts the Miura Summer Fireworks Festival. For me, that meant a beautiful at the beach in glorious, sunny weather followed by 3000 fireworks launched off the ocean lighting up the night sky. It had everything a ..

Zama Sunflower Festival

Zama Sunflower Festival

Zama's city flower is the sunflower. In late July through August more than 550,000 flowers bloom and the city celebrates with a two-part festival. During the festival, you can enjoy music and entertainment, eat yummy food and buy farm-fresh produ..

Areas

Kamakura

Kamakura

Kamakura is pure Japan. Often called “the little Kyoto”, Kamakura has hundreds of temples scattered around the hilly, green city and is only 1 hour from Tokyo by train. Kamakura is also where the first samurai government was established in 1185. The very first shogun, Minamoto-no Yoritom..

Yokosuka

Yokosuka

Yokosuka Yokoso! Welcome to Yokosuka! The "other" Yoko, a city in Kanagawa located far down the Miura Peninsula, is filled with rich Naval history. Enclosed by the sea to the East and West, and with a population of almost half a million people, it is without a doubt a center for the sh..

Zama

Zama

Zama is located in central Kanagawa, and home to the United States' Camp Zama army base.

Dining

Jinenjo-an

Jinenjo-an

Specialising in soba and grilled skewers, Jinenjoan opened in Yokohama's Aobadai area in Feb 2018 promising to liven up the typical soba restaurant experience, turning it from an individual to a fun, relaxed group setting. First up the soba here ..

Shironosea Seaside Restaurant

Shironosea Seaside Restaurant

Shironosea Seafood Restaurant & Seaside Lounge is one of the eateries located in Yokohama's Marine and Walk shopping complex. It’s in the perfect location to enjoy a delicious meal and a view of the sea. Dining here gives you the opport..

Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama Chinatown, or Chūkagai, is the largest in Japan. It’s located in central Yokohama. A large number of Chinese stores and restaurants can be found in the streets of Chinatown. Various events and festivals such as Chinese New Ye..

Places to stay

Hayama Funny House

Hayama Funny House

Hayama Funny House offers guests a relaxing escape along Kanagawa's Hayama coast, overlooking the Sagami Bay. Long seen as an exotic getaway destination during the warmer months, Hayama offers pristine, sandy beaches with mesmerising views &ndash..

Hoshino Resorts KAI Hakone

Hoshino Resorts KAI Hakone

Hoshino Resorts KAI Hakone invites you to discover this rural, riverside retreat, nestled away in a secluded valley and promising lush woodland views alongside local luxuries from the comfort of the ryokan rooms and hot spring waters. Just off the Ol..

Hotel MyStays Yokohama Kannai

Hotel MyStays Yokohama Kannai

Yokohama has so much to offer that very few people really know what is actually available. It is a walkable city with something interesting around every corner. One way to discover many of the famous attractions is to find a hotel with a central loc..

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Anata no Warehouse

Anata no Warehouse

Anata no Warehouse (Your Warehouse) or Kawasaki Warehouse is an arcade centre inspired by Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong. Designed by Taishiro Hoshino in 2009, this five-storey building's interiors also gives off a dystopian aesthetic while rec..

Amongst the Blues

Amongst the Blues

The first rain in April stirred the growth of the solitary hydrangea (Ajisai 紫陽花) shrub in my little garden. It stimulated its hibernating leaves and awakened its tiny buds. In May, they started to blossom. It’s June, they are now in full bloom..

Hiking the Old Hakone Highway

Hiking the Old Hakone Highway

The Old Hakone Highway is a part of the Old Tokaido Highway, which was developed in the 17th century to connect Tokyo and Kyoto. Because the Old Hakone Highway went through Hakone Pass whose elevation is over 800 meters, it was considered the most gr..

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About kanagawa

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Perhaps the term “melting pot” is the best way to describe Kanagawa. 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.

Things to Do in Kanagawa
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