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Oktoberfest in Yokohama

Oktoberfest in Yokohama

Todd Wojnowski

Yokohama's Red Brick Warehouse is home to Oktoberfest, an annual event showcasing Germany's beer and food traditions with..

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.. Oct 4th - Oct 20th 1 Free

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Images of Enoshima

Elena Lisina

A photo essay of the familiar and different while walking around Enoshima that formed a fuller picture of the island and its unique..

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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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