Yokohama is the second largest city by population, and the most populous municipality of Japan. It is the first harbor city that introduced the world to Japan. Since the time its port was opened, Yokohama has been vigorously acquiring new cultures and information from foreign countries from all over the world. Yokohama is also the birthplace of Japan’s modern culture and is located in the centre of Japan.
Being located along the coastline of Japan, Yokohama, has a number of foreign enterprises which have established their branches in Yokohama, taking full advantage of the international trading port.
There are many beautiful sights to see when touring Yokohama. This includes the Yokohama Landmark Tower, a 296 meter sky scraper that includes a shopping complex, the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, a complex building where you can enjoy shopping and dining of every kind and various amusement facilities which offer entertainment both day and night. One of the most popular areas to visit in Yokohama is the Yamashita Park in Kannai. Here, you can experience the distinctive atmosphere and history of this harbor town. A number of antique and historic pieces of architecture can be found here, which display many western style symbols of Yokohama culture.
[Official Visitors' Guide]
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