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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

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Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
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Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

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Yokohama Chinatown
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Yokohama Chinatown

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Yokohama Cosmo World
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Yokohama Cosmo World

Lake Ashi
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Lake Ashi

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Upcoming Kanagawa Events

Kawasaki Daishi Furin-ichi

Kawasaki Daishi Furin-ichi

Sandra Isaka

Every July, for 5 days, the famous Kawasaki Daishi Temple holds a furin-ichi, or Wind Chime Market. There are approximately 900..

Kawasaki Daishi Jul 17th - Jul 21st 6 Free

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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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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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