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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 (178 votes)
Visited by: 355 users
 2  Minato Mirai
Yokohama's new city center.
User rating: 83/100 (758 votes)
Visited by: 1554 users
 3  Zoorasia
Large, well kept zoo in the city outskirts.
User rating: 79/100 (78 votes)
Visited by: 175 users
 4  Chinatown
The largest of Japan's three chinatowns.
User rating: 79/100 (1109 votes)
Visited by: 2257 users
 5  Hakkeijima
Amusement park with aquarium and rides.
User rating: 80/100 (63 votes)
Visited by: 163 users
 6  Ramen Museum
Museum dedicated to the popular noodle dish.
User rating: 79/100 (280 votes)
Visited by: 590 users
 7  Yamashita Park
Popular park along Yokohama's waterfront.
User rating: 78/100 (609 votes)
Visited by: 1265 users
 8  Cup Noodles Museum
Museum about instant cup noodles.
User rating: 78/100 (52 votes)
Visited by: 111 users
 9  Yamate and Motomachi
Former residential area of foreign merchants.
User rating: 78/100 (311 votes)
Visited by: 712 users
 10  Osanbashi Pier
Spectacularly designed passenger ship terminal.
User rating: 78/100 (276 votes)
Visited by: 579 users
 11  Kirin Beer Village
Free tours of Kirin's Yokohama beer brewery.
User rating: 76/100 (76 votes)
Visited by: 173 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
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