Yokohama

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Yokohama (l) is Japan's second largest city with a population of over three million. Yokohama is located less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, and is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture.

Towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), during which Japan maintained a policy of self-isolation, Yokohama's port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. Consequently, Yokohama quickly grew from a small fishing village into one of Japan's major cities.

Until today, Yokohama remains popular among expats, has one of the world's largest chinatowns and preserves some former Western residences in the Yamate district.

What To See

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Zoorasia

Large, well kept zoo in the city outskirts.

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Chinatown

The largest of Japan's three chinatowns.

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Hakkeijima

Amusement park with aquarium and rides.

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Ramen Museum

Museum dedicated to the popular noodle dish.

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Osanbashi Pier

Spectacularly designed passenger ship terminal.

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Last updated: December 31, 2014
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