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With around 9.2 million residents, Kanagawa Prefecture is Japan's second largest prefecture after Tokyo. While it’s home to thriving automotive, robotics, and other modern industries, it also has abundant nature.

Yokohama, which opened its port over 160 years ago, has long been a cosmopolitan city attracting visitors to popular destinations such as Minato Mirai, Chinatown, Yamashita Park, and the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Kanagawa also contains the ancient city of Kamakura, with temples and shrines steeped in history, as well as quaint restaurants and cafes, and the Shonan Beach area, including Enoshima, for enjoying marine sports or a leisurely day soaking up the sun.

Hakone and Yugawara, famous hot spring resorts in western Kanagawa, let visitors soothe their bodies and minds amid rich natural surroundings.

Kanagawa's rich variety of historical, cultural, and natural destinations attract visitors of all ages year-round.

Kanagawa Prefecture Sightseeing Spots
Kanagawa Prefecture Sightseeing Spots
Kanagawa Prefecture Sightseeing Spots
Kanagawa Prefecture Sightseeing Spots
Kanagawa Prefecture Sightseeing Spots


Tokyo Station and Shinjuku Station are both good starting points for accessing Kanagawa.

- Yokohama (eastern Kanagawa): Approx. 30 min. from Tokyo Station by JR Tokaido or JR Yokosuka Line. Or approx. 30 min. by Keikyu Line from Haneda Airport.
- Odawara and Hakone (western Kanagawa): Approx. 35 min. from Tokyo Station to Odawara Station by Tokaido Shinkansen. And approx. 15 min. from Odawara Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station by Hakone Tozan Railway. Or approx. 1 hr., 25 min. from Shinjuku Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station by Odakyu Romance Car.
- Kamakura,(southern Kanagawa): Approx. 55 min. from Tokyo Station by JR Yokosuka Line.

Image of a map showing the location of Tokyo, Saitama, Yamanashi, Kanagawa, and Chiba prefectures. Kanagawa is located in the southern part of Tokyo.

1-3 Days Trip Idea

3-day itinerary of Japanese culture and tradition (Tokyo + Kanagawa)

Follow this plan and you’ll experience traditional performing arts and crafts in Kanagawa, with nature and tradition meeting legacy sites from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Kanagawa attracts visitors to its temples and shrines in the rich natural landscape of Kamakura, traditional culture along the Old Hakone Highway, and in Hakone’s "onsen" hot springs, along with "tatami" rooms, traditional crafts, and other unmistakably Japanese esthetics.

The Tokyo portion of this journey includes the Olympics’ National Stadium and the Japan Olympic Museum, a visit to Meiji Jingu shrine surrounded by its sacred forest, and traditional "noh" and "kyogen" performances at the SUIGIAN restaurant.

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