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Kanagawa

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About Kanagawa

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Kawasaki Daishi Furin-ichi

Kawasaki Daishi Furin-ichi

Every July, for five days, the famous Kawasaki Daishi Temple holds a 'Furin-ichi', or Wind Chime Market. Approximately 900 beautiful and unique varieties, from 50 locations around Japan, can be purchased. This year the market will be held fro..

Zama Suzuka Shinto Shrine Festival

Zama Suzuka Shinto Shrine Festival

During the annual Zama Mikoshi Festival (July 31-August 1st), residents and Mikoshi regulars from neighboring communities carry a portable shrine through the streets of Zama chanting "Say ya, Soi ya, Sah, Sorya" and "Dokkoi, Dokkoi, Do..

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 ..

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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Sarushima, Kanagawa's Desert Island

Sarushima, Kanagawa's Desert Island

Sarushima has all of the outdoor attractions. You can enjoy BBQ, fishing, swimming, and hiking all day long. It is a spot where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It is the only natural island in Tokyo Bay and because of its position,..

48 Hours in Kamakura and Enoshima

48 Hours in Kamakura and Enoshima

About 90 minutes from Tokyo, Kamakura and Enoshima may top Tokyolites' number one day trip list. And with good reasons. Besides its close proximity to Tokyo, both Kamakura and Enoshima are small versions of Kyoto and Okinawa. With temples and lus..

The Wind on Hayama Beach

The Wind on Hayama Beach

The Wind on Hayama Beach 葉山浜の風 Sometimes one visits a place with a particular purpose. I’d like to see the hydrangeas of Meigetsuin in Kamakura, for instance; I’d like to feed the tabby cats of Enoshima; or I’d like to enjoy strawb..

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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.

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