the media for art, culture and events in Kanagawa prefecture.

The charm of Kanagawa is here! Six cultural experiences I would like to let you know about right now!!


Welcome to, the website that provides you with information about art and culture in Kanagawa Prefecture!! Kanagawa Prefecture lies approximately one hour by train away from Tokyo, the capital of Japan. It is an extremely attractive region that has both the beautiful nature of sea and mountains, as well as cities with trendy shops and tourist attractions.

This page introduces you to carefully selected contents about things you can see and experience in Kanagawa Prefecture that is especially recommended to foreign visitors to Japan, such as Seasonal Festivals, Local Specialties, Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints, and Historic Ryokan Inns. We also let you know about art institutions within the prefecture, as well as places for eating and sightseeing close to them. We hope you will discover places you are interested in and will come to visit Kanagawa Prefecture!

("Magcul" is the abbreviation of "Magnet Culture", the initiative of Kanagawa Prefecture for creating a buzz in the region by attracting people through the charm of culture and art.



1. Experience traditional Japanese culture and feel the heart of Japan.


2. Touch, make, eat. Really experience Japanese local specialities!


3. See and learn about Kanagawa Prefecture's original landscapes through ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

"The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido - Kawasaki - Rokugo Ferry" Utagawa Hiroshige (first generation)
(Image courtesy of: Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History)


4. Experience the culture of Japan through Kanagawa Prefecture's traditional festivals!


5. I'd like to stay there once! yuyado, with a history older than a hundred years.


6. Experience Kanagawa Prefecture, which can be enjoyed as a day trip from Tokyo, through a short trip!