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Kanagawa

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Kamakura Fireworks

Kamakura Fireworks

Michael Groen

Kamakura Fireworks are known for their speciality “underwater fireworks”. which explodes in the water, creating a beautiful, c..

Yuigahama Beach Wednesday - Jul 10th 2 Free
Yokohama's 'Sparkling Twilight'

Yokohama's 'Sparkling Twilight'

Steve Morton

Come and experience ‘Sparkling Twilight’, Yokohama’s newest fireworks display. Soak up the great scenery and atmosphere in thi..

Yamashitacho Jul 14th - Jul 15th 2 Free

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Hakone Crafthouse

Hakone Crafthouse

Mandy Bartok

The Hakone Crafthouse in Gora Park offers visitors the chance to try a number of hands-on art experiences, perfect for creating..

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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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