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Culture in Kanagawa

Kanagawa Prefecture represents one of Japan’s biggest cultural centers. Learn what makes Kanagawa unique, with a range of traditional festivals, historical shrines/temples and local crafts to discover. In the cities, get to know Yokohama’s pop culture offerings, including a range of anime- and manga inspired locations, art museums as well as nightlife options.

Cultural highlights

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Western Area
Offer Available
Mikasa Historic Memorial Warship

Mikasa Historic Memorial Warship

Yokosuka, Miura
Offer Available
Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

Yokohama, Kawasaki
The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

Yokosuka, Miura
Offer Available

Popular options

Kanagawa Culture Kick

Kanagawa Culture Kick

It’s time to get your fix of culture: Pop culture, that is! It’s no secret that Japan has loads of tradition and history but it has just as much modern...

Cultural experiences

Yokohama Haikara Kimono Kan

Yokohama Haikara Kimono Kan

Yokohama, Kawasaki
Mitomi Dye Shop (Experience dyeing carp flags and mini carp flags)

Mitomi Dye Shop (Experience dyeing carp flags and mini carp flags)

Yokosuka, Miura
Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone

Anest Iwata Turnpike Hakone

Western Area
Arai Daruma Store. Daruma painting experience

Arai Daruma Store. Daruma painting experience

Shonan Area
Cultural Trips

Cultural Trips

A Hakone Day of Art

A Hakone Day of Art

Full day, Western Area
Takeshi Kitano's Film Locations: A Scene at the Sea

Takeshi Kitano's Film Locations: A Scene at the Sea

Multi day, Western Area
Real-Life Anime Locations in Enoshima

Real-Life Anime Locations in Enoshima

Half day, Shonan Area
The Art and Nature of Hakone

The Art and Nature of Hakone

Full day, Western Area

Cultural events

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Shonan Area
Iizumi Kannon Daruma Fair at Iizumizan Shofuku-ji Temple

Iizumi Kannon Daruma Fair at Iizumizan Shofuku-ji Temple

Western Area
Sojiji Temple (Mirei Matsuri Bon Dance Festival)

Sojiji Temple (Mirei Matsuri Bon Dance Festival)

Yokohama, Kawasaki
Atsugi Ayu Matsuri

Atsugi Ayu Matsuri

Central Area

Articles

  • Exploring the Old and New: Odawara in One Day  

    Exploring the Old and New: Odawara in One Day  

    Itineraries
  • A Maritime Tour through Yokosuka: Explore the seaside and American-influenced culture

    A Maritime Tour through Yokosuka: Explore the seaside and American-influenced culture

    Itineraries
  • Kawasaki: Traditional & Contemporary Culture in One Day

    Kawasaki: Traditional & Contemporary Culture in One Day

    Itineraries
  • Halloween In Kawasaki - Enjoy The Parade And Discover Local Culture

    Halloween In Kawasaki - Enjoy The Parade And Discover Local Culture

    Itineraries
  • Virtual Event: Traditional Adventures and Relaxation in Kamakura, Japan

    Virtual Event: Traditional Adventures and Relaxation in Kamakura, Japan

    News
  • Free Virtual Event: A Journey of Spirituality and Fun in Kanagawa

    Free Virtual Event: A Journey of Spirituality and Fun in Kanagawa

    News
  • The original performances that combine Noh and opera can now be watched online!

    The original performances that combine Noh and opera can now be watched online!

    News