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.

Top attractions in Yokohama

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Town/Neighborhood

Minato Mirai

Yokohama's new city center.
3.9 / 5
1,972
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Town/Neighborhood

Chinatown

The largest of Japan's three chinatowns.
3.6 / 5
2,755
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Zoo/Wildlife

Zoorasia

Large, well kept zoo in the city outskirts.
3.6 / 5
219
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Museum

Ramen Museum

Museum dedicated to the popular noodle dish.
3.6 / 5
729
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Park

Yamashita Park

Popular park along Yokohama's waterfront.
3.6 / 5
1,516
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Park

Osanbashi Pier

Spectacularly designed passenger ship terminal.
3.6 / 5
770
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Amusement Park

Hakkeijima

Amusement park with aquarium and rides.
3.5 / 5
266
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Food and Drink

Kirin Beer Factory

Free tours of Kirin's Yokohama beer brewery.
3.4 / 5
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Access and Orientation

Hotels around Yokohama

Recommended Hotels
Intercontinental Yokohama Hotel
Located attractively along the Minato Mirai waterfront in an iconic, sail shaped building.
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Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay
Attractively located in the heart of Minato Mirai.
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Japanican
Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel
Very good value just a short walk from the shinkansen station.
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