In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry landed at Kanagawa.
In 1854, the Japanese-American Convention of Kanagawa opened Japanese ports to the United States.
In 1923, the center of the Great Kantō earthquake was deep beneath Izu Ōshima Island in Sagami Bay.
Kanagawa is in the southeastern corner of the Kantō Plain. The prefecture is between Tokyo on the north, the foothills of Mount Fuji on the northwest, and the Sagami Bay and Tokyo Bay on the south and east. The western border is shared with Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture.
There are nineteen cities in Kanagawa Prefecture:
Towns and villages
National Parks are established in about 23% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples
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