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Overview of Kanagawa

“Industry and nature together.”

Kanagawa prefecture is packed with suburban landscapes, natural parks, industrial areas, beaches and historical towns. Yokohama has the most population among all the cities in Japan, which is home to the largest Chinatown in Japan and Minato Mirai 21 complex (seaside urban area that serves as the central business district). Kamakura is a historical town where the capital of Japan existed from 1192 to 1333, and we can see architectures remaining from that period such as Kawasaki Daishi (a large Buddhist temple) and Kamakura Daibutsu (an enormous bronze status of Buddha in the grounds of the Kotokuin temple).

You can read more about Kanagawa, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Kanagawa

Annual temperature is roughly between 6°C (43°F) and 27°C (81°F). September expects the highest precipitation (about 270mm) while February is the snowiest month (about 10cm). July to September are the hottest months (about 26°C or 79°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 6°C or 43°F).

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

10-year average

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

10-year average

Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Kanagawa in the 2nd week of Aug.