It’s a no-brainer why Kanagawa is as popular as it is. Wedged between Tokyo and Mount Fuji, it is also home to Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city and offers two exceptional side trips to boot. The Great Buddha of Kamakura and hot springs resorts with views of Mount Fuji in Hakone are both excellent ways to bookend your Kanagawa visit.
One way to truly experience Kanagawa is through its endless streams of shotengai, a Japanese shopping street usually easily accessible to a subway station. Local shotengai are packed with a diverse mix of small speciality shops and large retailers. Here, locals can get their daily groceries while tourists can hunt for treasures in the form of unique souvenirs and tasty bites.