Kanagawa Prefecture

Lake Ashi Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan

Facts & Figures

Kanagawa Prefecture is located on the main island Honshu along the central Pacific coast within the Kanto region. The prefecture has a population of approx. 9 million and the capital is Yokohama. It is ranked as the second-most populous prefecture of Japan after the Tokyo Metropolis. The prefecture covers an area of 2400 square kilometres and is full of amazing sightseeing spots like the former capital Kamakura, Hakone area, Odawara Castle, Jogashima Island, Yokohama and much more. The prefecture offers a mixture of everything like great and popular beaches, beautiful mountains and lakes, bustling cities and old traditional villages. In the near history of the Kanagawa Prefecture were three outstanding events worth mentioning: when Yokohama and its port opened for foreign traders in 1859, the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923 and the heavy bombings in 1945.

My tips for local activities

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Location

Map of Japan

Kanagawa Prefecture (Kanagawa-ken) is located in the Kanto region of the main island Honshu and close to Tokyo.

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