Kanagawa is a coastal prefecture just south of Tokyo. To the east is the capital city, Yokohama, home to a large Chinatown lined with food stalls and restaurants. Also in Yokohama are the traditional, landscaped Sankei-en Garden and the Landmark Tower skyscraper with its rooftop garden. Ōsanbashi Pier features waterside paths and shops. Northeast is the city of Kawasaki and its Buddhist Kawasaki Daishi temple.
Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Shinkansen bullet trains connect the main islands of Kyushu (with Okinawa's subtropical beaches), Honshu (home to Tokyo and Hiroshima’s atomic-bomb memorial) and Hokkaido (famous for skiing). Tokyo, the capital, is known for skyscrapers, shopping and pop culture.