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Destinations in Kanagawa

Explore the charms of Kanagawa through top sightseeing destinations in Yokohama, Kamakura and Hakone.

From the mountainous hot springs of Hakone, to the Great Buddha of Kamakura, to the nightlife of Yokohama's Minato Mirai area – a day trip to Kanagawa promises something for everyone.

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Cities & Architecture

As one of Japan's biggest cultural centers, Kanagawa Prefecture offers a range of architectural styles in its urban cities.

Foreign influences are easy to see in Yokohama, which became one of Japan's leading ports and played a vital role in foreign trade. The suburb of Kawasaki is known as more of an industrial city, but also offers a reminder of Japan's historical thatched-roof houses at Nihon Minkaen. In some Kanagawa's smaller cities, you won't have trouble finding classic examples of Japanese architecture, like Odawara's castle fortress or Isehara's mountaintop Oyama Afuri Shrine.

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The Great Outdoors

You don't need to go far for an outdoor adventure — with Kanagawa's abundant natural environments all within easy reach from Tokyo.

From the sulfuric hot spring valley of Owakudani and Hakone's mountains, forests and Lake Ashi, to the hiking trails at Mount Oyama and Mount Tanzawa, make Kanagawa your next outdoor destination.

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Coastal & Waterside

Explore Kanagawa's vast and expansive coastline, which spans both Tokyo Bay and Sagami Bay along the Pacific Ocean.

From the sun-kissed shores of Shonan, the glittering beaches at Enoshima or Zushi and the seaside Enoden railway, to the port culture of Yokohama, naval influence of Yokosuka or the rugged cliffs of the Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa has something for everyone.

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Geography

Yokohama, Kawasaki

Yokosuka, Miura