Yokohama Information

Yokohama, the city of history

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.

YOKOHAMA, a city full of sights

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.
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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.

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