Kanagawa prefecture is located on Honshu Island. Today this is one of the main industrial centers of the country. Despite the fact that Kanagawa was severely destroyed by the earthquake in 1923 and then suffered loss during World War II, today this is a modern and well-developed region. Nowadays on the territory of the prefecture you can see numerous modern machine building and chemical factories, food factories and plants making electronic equipment. All industrial facilities are gathered along the coast of Tokyo Bay.
Tourists are mainly attracted by magnificent nature and mild climatic conditions that enable comfortable rest all year long. The western part of Kanagawa is quite rocky, so this is a true diamond for alpinists and people who enjoy walking on picturesque pediment regions. Southern and eastern Kanagawa mainly consists of coastal plains. Here you can walk in spacious beach zones and enjoy the sound of waves.
When it comes to historical monuments, the most famous architectural complex of this region is Kamakura town. Many years ago this town was a military capital of Japan’s rulers. Many years have passed since that medieval times, but today Kamakura continues being a famous place and a home to one of the most precious sights of our planet – copper Buddha statue. The height of the monument estimates 13 meters. The statue occupies the third place in the list of the world’s tallest statues and has very important religious meaning. The southern region of the prefecture is called Hanoi. This quarter is a part of the nature reserve Fuji-Hakone-Izu. This is truly picturesque region, the walk on which will leave numerous impressions. It doesn’t matter whether you chose to walk on hills or prefer to stay on a beach, Kanagawa will leave only good memories and you will definitely want to return to this resort again and again.