Kanagawa, ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, is located to the south of Tokyo, and is bounded on the east by Tokyo Bay, on the south by the Pacific Ocean. Kanagawa prefecture is located to the southwest of Tokyo, Japan. Kanagawa is a relatively small prefecture located at the southeast corner of the Kanto plain, wedged between Tokyo to the north, Mount Fuji Foothills to the northwest, and Tokyo Bay and the Tokyo Sea on the south and east.
In 1945, Kanagawa was the 15th-most populous prefecture in Japan, with about 1.9 million residents. Its capital is Yokohama, and Kanagawa prefecture has some very popular sightseeing destinations in Japan including Hakone and Kamakura.
Being close to Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture offers some fantastic sights to visit on a day trip or a weekend vacation. Kanagawa Prefecture is a popular area to visit within the Tokyo area, and Kamakura and Hakone are two popular destinations to visit on the way. Located to the southwest of Kanagawa Prefecture, Odawara is an important transportation hub, as well as a gateway to Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
Home to some of the most iconic views in Japan, Kanagawa is a must-see spot. Just hours outside Tokyo depending where you are coming from, this is one of the more accessible destinations, leaving you with plenty to explore at your own pace.
Sites in Kanagawa
How to Visit Kanagawa Prefecture?
Tokaido Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
Shin-Yokohama Station or Odawara Station
The ticket can be bought at any Shinkansen Station.
Procedure to buy the ticket is explained here by the operator. (External Website)
JR Tokaido Line Ueno-Tokyo Line/Shonan Shinjuku Line
From Tokyo Area
Use the Suica/Pasmo cards to ride any train. (Paper tickets are available too)
JR Trains runs from several areas in Tokyo to points in Kanagawa including Kawasaki, Yokohama, and Odawara.
JR Keihin Tohoku Line
From Saitama or Tokyo Area
From Shinagawa to Yokohama
From Shinjuku to Odawara
From Haneda Airport to YCAT (Yokohama City Air Terminal)
Reservations of the bus can be done online from here. (External Website)
Keihin Kyuko Bus
Haneda ~ Odaiba ~ YCAT (Yokohama City Air Terminal)
No reservation required. Can be paid with IC cards or cash on the bus.