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Sightseeing in Kanagawa - what to see. Complete travel guide

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.
1. English is enough to travel in Kanagawa, but this applies only to tourist areas. Local people, as a rule, can speak only their mother tongue. There are many signs in Japanese only. 2. … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Kanagawa Prefecture is famous for its quality shopping centers, and Lazona Kawasaki Plaza is one of the most popular with tourists. It is a wonderful place to relax and have fun all day … Open
The region is famous for its natural attractions; interesting excursions take place along the Owakudani valley. It was formed about 3,000 years ago as a result of a volcanic eruption. Now, the main features of these places are hot sulfur springs. In some places they are so intense that they form real hot rivers. Also, in these places you can see a lot of interesting rock formations. On the territory of the valley, there are several ancient temples. Furthermore, one can visit original settlements.
Unfortunately, the popular valley is not equipped for recreation. The strength of local thermal springs can be assessed in the Yunessun complex. It is located in the charming area of ​​Hakone. The complex was formed around curative thermal springs. Today, its visitors are offered dozens of balneotherapy procedures, including exotic ones, for example, therapeutic baths with sake. This complex is great for families. For the youngest visitors, there are also swimming pools with thermal water and various attractions.
Traditionally, rice and fish are the most popular ingredients in the national cuisine of Japan. Kanagawa prefecture is no exception. Food with tuna as the main ingredient or at least with … Open
The medical relaxation can be diversified by visiting the beautiful Odawara Castle. It is one of the greatest architectural constructions of the region. This castle is located in the city of the same name, and was built in 1418. At the end of the 16th century, this huge impregnable castle was completely destroyed and for a long time lay in ruins. It was possible to restore it completely only by the 1960s. Currently, the castle houses a museum in which historical and ethnographic artifacts are kept.
Buddha in Kamakura One of the most visited Buddhist temples is Engaku-ji. It was built in 1282 and till date is one of the five greatest Zen temples in the world. There is a temple complex on the territory of a unique cedar grove. All the trees growing here are more than a hundred years old. In the church various religious and cultural activities, are regularly conducted including lessons of meditation. Adherents of absolutely any religion can participate in some activities. Within the walls of this temple are many valuable relics, including the tooth of the Buddha. In the park surrounding the temple, you can also see a lot of interesting things. On its territory there are several excellent observation platforms.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Kanagawa and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Kanagawa
♥   Shopping area ' Yokohama Chinatown' Yokohama, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Motomachi' Yokohama, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Minato Mirai 21' Yokohama, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kanagawa
♥   Castle 'Tamanawa Castle' Kamakura, 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Minato Castle' Akita, 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Edo Castle' Tokyo, 28.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Shakujii castle' Nerima, 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kururi Castle' Kimitsu, 44.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Kanagawa
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Ota' , 17.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Koto' , 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Asahi' , 25.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Okitsu' , 26.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Ibuki' , 29.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Kanagawa and around
♥   Art museum 'Setagaya Art Museum' Tokyo, 20.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Nezu Museum' Tokyo, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mori Art Museum' Tokyo, 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ota Memorial Museum of Art' Tokyo, 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Art Center' Tokyo, 25.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Kanagawa from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Alcatraz in Tokyo

From the series “The Most Unusual Restaurants of Fast Food Chains”
Do not be surprised if one of the branded cocktail will be served by waitresses-nurses in a test tube or in a syringe. Regular guests of the restaurant will not be surprised to see handcuffs left on the tables. The main guests of the Alcatraz E.R restaurant are young people, greedy for new sensations and wishing for a few hours to feel like real prisoners. As for the gastronomic component of the restaurant itself, it deserves high praise. High-quality specialties and drinks are cooked by professional chefs, so lovers of delicious and satisfying food will not be disappointed. … Read further

Fuji Television Building

From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
From the outside, the construction of the futuristic building seems incredibly complicated. The construction consists of the web of a lot of metal scaffolding. The huge panorama windows make the exterior of the building more refined. Travelers visiting this unusual sight will find out a lot about Japan's leading TV channel and look inside the main office. … Read further
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