Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

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Sankeien Garden Sakura Viewing

Sankeien Garden Sakura Viewing

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Visiting Sankeien Garden any time of the year is special, but visiting the park during cherry blossom season is amazing.

Sankeien Garden Mar 22nd - Mar 31st 2 ¥700
Kanamara Penis Festival

Kanamara Penis Festival

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The Shinto Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) each April at Kawasaki's Kanayama shrine is centered around the..

Kanayama Shrine Sunday - Apr 7th 2 Free
Yabusame in Kamakura

Yabusame in Kamakura

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Experience the Samurai spirit through horseback archery at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.. Sunday - Apr 21st 2 Free

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Where to eat in Kanagawa

Manpuku Kushi Mochi

Manpuku Kushi Mochi

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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

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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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Jinenjo-an

Jinenjo-an

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Specialising in soba and grilled skewers, Jinenjoan opened in Yokohama's Aobadai area in Feb 2018 promising to liven up the..

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Places to stay in Kanagawa

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Enoshima Island

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Close to Tokyo in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture, Enoshima Island is an easily overlooked tourist spot. Made famous by its shrines,..

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About Kanagawa

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido

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.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan

Yokohama: Host city

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