Regional Information Kanagawa

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Investment Promotion and International Business Division, Industry Department, Industry and Labor BureauExternal site: a new window will open.

1 Nihon-Odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 231-8588
Tel: 045-210-5567 Fax: 045-210-8875
intlbiz_k@pref.kanagawa.jp

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The information below is as of November 2017.

From Yokohama, it takes about 30 minutes to Tokyo Station or Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport), about 1.5 hours to Narita International Airport (New Tokyo International Airport). Kanagawa have three ports, Yokohama Port, Kawasaki Port and Yokosuka Port

Land

For rapid transportation, Kanagawa Prefecture is equipped with a highly convenient road network including the Tomei Expressway, a major artery in Japan that links the Tokyo area with the Chubu and Kinki economic regions. Narita Airport can be reached within about 90 minutes by limousine bus from major terminals in the prefecture such as Yokohama Station and Kawasaki Station.

Air

It takes only about 30 minutes from Yokohama to Haneda Airport. Haneda Airport expanded regular international flights in 2010. From Haneda, there are direct flights to Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Frankfurt, NY, LA and San Francisco.

Sea

Kanagawa Prefecture operates two “Special Major Ports”: Yokohama Port and Kawasaki Port, and one “Major Port”: Yokosuka Port. In particular, Yokohama Port has strong international competitiveness, with the third largest trade value in Japan (about 10 trillion yen), following Tokyo Port and Nagoya Port, in 2016, while the total trade number of container-based cargo at Yokohama Port won 54th place in the world in 2015 (preliminary values). Moreover, the construction of a high-standard container-berth at a water depth of 15 to 17 meters has been advancing, with an expectation that the international competitiveness of the port will be enhanced even further.

Railway

The Tokaido Shinkansen Line stations in Shin-Yokohama and Odawara have helped make Kanagawa Prefecture an important transit hub within Japan. The JR Tokaido line runs parallel to the Tokaido Shinkansen, linking the cities of Kanagawa Prefecture (26 minutes from Yokohama to Tokyo, 17 minutes from Kawasaki to Tokyo). Along with other JR lines and private railways, these railroads constitute a transportation system that seamlessly connects Kanagawa Prefecture with central Tokyo. The Minatomirai Line, connects to the Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line. From Yokohama, it takes about 26 minutes to Shibuya, 32 minutes to Shinjuku san-chome, to 38 minutes to Ikebukuro.