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DAIBUTSU - Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture




Kanagawa prefecture is adjacent to Tokyo Metropolis.  And in some ways it is considered as part of the greater Tokyo Metropolitan area.  Two large cities Yokohama and Kawasaki are part of the Kanagawa prefecture.  Yokohama city is the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo.


Here are the Kanagawa Prefecture symbols:


      Emblem            Seagull                  Ginko Tree     Gold lined Lilly Flower

(source: Kanagawa prefecture website)

Like many suburban prefectures in Japan, Kanagawa prefecture has excellent nature diversity with mountains, rivers and hot springs.  The Hakone mountain area is one of the most visited in Kanagawa prefecture and it is a couple of hours from central Tokyo.  This mountain top provides beautiful views of Mt. Fuji on a clear day. 


The Kawasaki Daishi Temple in Kawasaki city is the second most visited temple in the Kanto region but the Kamakura area in this prefecture has the most number of temples after Kyoto and Nara cities.  Kamakura is also considered as the unofficial capital of the Edo period Japan and is one of the beautiful cities to visit. 


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