Posts Tagged ‘ Kanagawa Prefecture ’

A Festival of Revenge in Odawara

May 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Festivals

The Soga Kasa-yaki Matsuri is held annually each May and is a festival that honors an act of revenge by the Soga brothers that took place in May 1193, over 800 years ago. In 12th century Japan, territorial battles were commonplace and were often bloody affairs.  Warlords enacted elaborate military attacks with the sole purpose […]

Japan:A Closer Look at Kanto – Kanagawa

Jan 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Kanagawa Prefecture is the sixth smallest prefecture in Japan with only 2,415 square kilometers of area but is home to almost 9 million people.  Located adjacent to Tokyo, many of the the sights in Kanagawa are just a day trip from the city.  Kanagawa’s capital city, Yokohama,  is a major gateway to the Sea of […]