Kanagawa Prefecture is part of the Tokyo metropolitan area. As the nearest sightseeing area to Tokyo, it attracts many visitors throughout the year. Yokohama is a port city known as the place representing the foundation of the cultural enlightenment era in the 19th century. The city has a rich international flavor, such as the Minato Mirai area and Chinatown, charming all visitors. Kanagawa also has ancient cities; Kamakura, the first Japanese capital founded by a samurai 800 years ago; Odawara, an old castle town developed by feudal warlords. In these cities, you can experience the historical atmosphere of 12th - 16th century Japan. The Shonan beach area, including Enoshima, appeals to young peaple, and the area is one of the best spots to enjoy various marine-leisure activities.
Kanagawa Prefecture especially focuses on healthcare and "ME-BYO", a concept which does not consider health and sickness as two clearly separate conditions. Our bodies continuously cycle through states of health and sickness, and activities in Kanagawa are often designed to improve both the physical and mental condition as much as possible to prepare the body for anything.
In Hakone and Yugawara, famous Onsen (Spa) resorts, you can experience healing moments in the heart of nature's bounty. Kanagawa has a great variety of sightseeing spots, historical, cultural, and natural. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you.
- Name: Kanagawa Prefectural Government
- Address: 1, Nihon-odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
- Tel: + 81-45-210-1111