Yokohama Information

Welcome to Yokohama

Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan, is located next to Tokyo along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. The city has long prospered as an international port city trading with foreign countries that opened to the world in 1859, as it had favorable facilities to host ships from abroad. Since that time, Yokohama has been vigorously acquiring new cultures and information from other countries, and it developed a reputation as the source for new information from abroad that was disseminated around Japan, hence its nickname as the birthplace of Japan’s modern culture.

2019 will mark the 160th Anniversary of the opening of the port of Yokohama, and today the city, with the second largest population after Tokyo, continues to boast an international population and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Along with Yokohama’s historical port, many other attractive, traditional sightseeing spots will welcome you. The largest Chinatown in Japan, the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses and Yamashita Park are near the conference venue, Pacifico Yokohama. Close by is the expansive Sankeien Garden of traditional Japanese garden design.

For those who like shopping, the Yokohama Landmark Tower, a 296 meter skyscraper with a shopping complex is located close to the station, along with Queens Mall complex. At the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, you can enjoy shopping and dining of every kind, and various amusement facilities which offer entertainment both day and night.

Yokohama offers a wide range of diverse cuisines, and dining is an unforgettable experience. There is a wide selection of healthy “WASHOKU” Japanese cuisine that you will enjoy trying. In addition, you will discover world-class international cuisine, including Chinese, Italian, French and Indian restaurants. Thanks to its location, Yokohama is also known for delicious fresh seafood.
Inside the venue there are also 9 restaurants and coffee shops for your dining convenience.

Wherever you go in Yokohama, 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.

Yokohama awaits you, with its harmonious mix of classic and modern culture along with the warm hospitality of Japan.

Nearby Scenic and Historical Spots
Kamakura, one of the ancient capitals of Japan that flourished in the 13th century as the center of politics and culture is a half-hour’s train ride away. Here, you can enjoy the atmosphere of old Japan, with temples and shrines, including the famous Great Buddha bronze statue.
Hakone hot spring resort and Mt. Fuji are also within easy reach.

Attractions in Yokohama

  • Yokohama Landmark Tower
    Yokohama Landmark Tower, measuring at 296 meters high, is the tallest skyscraper and one of the best examples of architecture in Japan. Yokohama Landmark Tower features amazing cutting edge technologies for earthquake protection.
  • Yokohama Chinatown
    Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown not only in Japan but also in Asia (obviously excluding China). There are over 200 restaurants and shops in this area.
  • Minatomirai 21
    Minato Mirai 21, literally means ‘harbor future 21’, is a large urban development built on reclaimed land on Yokohama Port in 1983. Minato Mirai 21 features Yokohama Landmark Tower, Yokohama Cosmo World, Queen’s Square Yokohama, Nippon Maru and high-rise distinctive hotels.
  • Yamashita Koen Park
    Yamashita Koen Park was built in 1930 by reclaiming Yokohama Port after the Great Kanto Earthquake which destroyed much of Yokohama. The park is spread 1 km wide with several monuments, fountains, trees and flowers.
  • Sankeien
    Sankeien is a traditional-style Japanese garden with a big twist. In addition to its 175,000 square meters of ponds, streams and easily-hiked paths are culturally historic and significant buildings brought from all over Japan.

What’s in Japan

If you would like to discover more about Japan and cultures, please visit following websites below.

Japan Monthly Web Magazine
Cultural Quintessence
Japanese Lifestyle and Customs
World Heritage Sites in Japan