Many consider Japanese to be quite cold people who always follow their own strict rules and different honor codices developed through centuries. However, behind the mask of self-possession, there are cheerful and joyous people who are very friendly with guests of their country. The same applies to residents of Kanagawa. Tourists will also notice that these are thoughtful and a bit dreamy people. Perhaps, this is somehow connected with the abundance of religious landmarks in this region – you will see ancient temples and monasteries literally at every step of your journey in Kanagawa.
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
Kanagawa is one of the most modern and economically developed prefectures in Japan. Besides breathtaking natural landscapes, the region is home to many interesting cultural landmarks. The … Open
Ganjitsu or the Japanese New Year is the holiday that is celebrated on January 1. Traditionally, this is a family holiday, but there are festive events and celebrations in all cities across Japan. It is a very important holiday for the country. As a rule, people do not work starting from December 29 and until January 3. Many companies and state institutions are closed during the holidays, and the number of vacationers is on par with the Golden Week. Perhaps, the parade of kites, which is traditionally organized every year, is the most spectacular event in the schedule. Don’t forget to try special New Year food and purchase a lucky talisman in a local temple as a souvenir.
Your active city break in Kanagawa. Attractions, recreation and entertainment - best places to spend your day and night here
Unique sulfurous springs remain one of the most important calling cards of the region. These springs are mostly located in Ōwakudani valley. Travelers are welcome to participate in special … Open
In Japan, there is a day dedicated to the sea – Umi no Hi or Marine Day. This is a holiday to give thanks to the ocean's bounty that is celebrated on the third Monday in July. It is believed that the swimming season starts after this holiday – the water is still cold in many regions of the country until mid-summer. Marine Day is a national holiday in Japan, so the Japanese prefer to use this day-off to visit local beaches and have a swim. Kanagawa is no exception – there are always interesting performances near the coastline, and local people come to have fun and join the celebration. Local restaurants offer the traditional festive dish for this holiday – mackerel with sweet and sour sauce.