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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kanto - Kanagawa
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.

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Attractions
 1  Sankeien Garden
Traditional Japanese landscape garden.
User rating: 87/100 (177 votes)
Visited by: 350 users
 2  Minato Mirai
Yokohama's new city center.
User rating: 83/100 (748 votes)
Visited by: 1529 users
 3  Zoorasia
Large, well kept zoo in the city outskirts.
User rating: 79/100 (77 votes)
Visited by: 169 users
 4  Chinatown
The largest of Japan's three chinatowns.
User rating: 79/100 (1093 votes)
Visited by: 2221 users
 5  Hakkeijima
Amusement park with aquarium and rides.
User rating: 80/100 (61 votes)
Visited by: 156 users
 6  Ramen Museum
Museum dedicated to the popular noodle dish.
User rating: 79/100 (278 votes)
Visited by: 583 users
 7  Yamashita Park
Popular park along Yokohama's waterfront.
User rating: 79/100 (601 votes)
Visited by: 1241 users
 8  Yamate and Motomachi
Former residential area of foreign merchants.
User rating: 78/100 (311 votes)
Visited by: 705 users
 9  Osanbashi Pier
Spectacularly designed passenger ship terminal.
User rating: 78/100 (271 votes)
Visited by: 567 users
 10  Cup Noodles Museum
Museum about instant cup noodles.
User rating: 77/100 (47 votes)
Visited by: 103 users
 11  Kirin Beer Village
Free tours of Kirin's Yokohama beer brewery.
User rating: 76/100 (77 votes)
Visited by: 171 users
 
Special Interest Guides
  Yokohama Museum Guide
  A list of some of Yokohama's best museums.
  Yokohama Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Yokohama.

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English Links
City of Yokohama
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Japanese Links
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