Situated in the southwest of the Kanto Plains, Kanagawa is a popular destination for people who want to have a short trip from Tokyo. Kanagawa not only prospers economically, but is also important in terms of history, culture, and nature. Yokohama, the prefecture capital, represents the foundation of the cultural enlightenment era in the 19th century. Yokohama had since developed rapidly as a prominent port city, and is now the second largest city in Japan. Other tourist destinations include Kamakura, Shonan Beach, Miura Peninsula, and hot spring resorts in Hakone and Yugawara.