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Kanagawa

Contrasting realities from Yokohama to Hakone

About Kanagawa

Things to do in Kanagawa

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Odawara

Odawara

Odawara is a town situated on Sagami Bay along the Tokaido Line coast, fairly close to Mt. Fuji. It is best know for the beautiful Odawara Castle, and for being the gateway to the Hakone hot springs resort area, and the Fuji-Hakone National Park. It is the western-most point of Kanagawa Prefecture. ..

Yokohama

Yokohama

Everyone who lives here in Japan-Japanese and foreigners alike-admire the port city of Yokohama. This is mainly due to the marked contrasts of her very pretty face: Yokohama offers a wonderful mix of new and old, hills and bay, elegance and casualness! The brilliant Minato Mirai area, wo..

Hakone

Hakone

Hakone is one of the most famous hot springs areas in the world. One reason is that the waters here are extremely therapeutic; People come here from all over Japan to enjoy them. Hakone is also extremely beautiful, with mountains, Lake Ashinoko and of course Mt. Fuji. Some of the views of Mt. Fuji a..

Dining

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..

Suzuhiro Kamaboko in Odawara

Suzuhiro Kamaboko in Odawara

Odawara is a beautiful city located just an hour south of Tokyo. The city is nestled between the Hakone mountains and Sagami Bay. The city is a Shinkansen stop and famous for its well kept castle just a few minutes walk from the station. The town'..

Places to stay

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..

Hotel on the Marks, Kawasaki

Hotel on the Marks, Kawasaki

Located only a short walk from Kawasaki station and amongst the hustle and bustle of Isago; Hotel on the Marks is the perfect place to base yourself for your stay in Kawasaki. Chic, clean and cheap seems to be the mantra for this boutique style hotel..

Ryokan-Hotel Mount View Hakone

Ryokan-Hotel Mount View Hakone

For travelers to Hakone who want a truly Japanese experience, but who also want to be taken care of by a very foreigner-friendly staff, the Mount View Hakone is a perfect accommodation choice. This privately owned ryokan-hotel is located in the beau..

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Yokohama Pokemon Summer

Yokohama Pokemon Summer

On a very hot August day the Pikachu started showing up all over the Yokohama Mirai Area. This is an annual event that draws over 1500 Pikachu characters. A Poke Spot park was set up near Red Brick Warehouse where you can capture all the Kanto area P..

Wind Chime Festival

Wind Chime Festival

There is one place every July that gathers wind chimes from around the country. Hundreds of handmade wind chimes are sold and viewed at the popular wind chime festival in Kawasaki Daishi temple. Out of the many displayed at the temple, each wind chim..

Late Evening in Minato Mirai

Late Evening in Minato Mirai

Needing little introduction to the center stage is Yokohama’s ever bustling port district of Minato Mirai. Famous for its neon lights, scenic views and constantly evolving range of attractions, Minato Mirai continues to draw ever more visitors ..

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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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