Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県, Kanagawa-ken) is a prefecture in the Kantō region of Japan on the island of Honshu. The capital city is Yokohama.
Kanagawa was created from lands of Sagami Province and Musashi Province.
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.