Kanagawa Things to Know

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(Cover photo by Yokohama Visitors Guide)

Yokohama is a captivating port city that opened its doors to foreign trade in 1859. Yokohama offers a lot of unique experiences that can only be found there, such as the fusion of Japanese and Western cultures in its history, culinary traditions, and the beautiful scenery of a port town filled with originality. Throughout its history, Yokohama has constantly introduced new cultures from around the world. In addition to its historical buildings with a foreign atmosphere, there are monuments that convey the history of Yokohama's opening as a port, as well as the origins of ice cream, jazz, railways, gas lamps, and more, all of which started in Yokohama. There is also the distinctive cuisine that Yokohama has maintained its unchanged taste since its establishment. 

There's sheer joy in witnessing, discovering, and experiencing Yokohama.

In particular, the Minato Mirai area with its landmark tower reaching 296 meters into the sky, Yokohama Chinatown with hundreds of Chinese restaurants and shops lined up, and Sankeien Garden with various Japanese architectural styles from different eras, attracts numerous tourists from both domestic and international destinations. As night falls, soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Noge, Yokohama's largest entertainment district, pulsating with the energy of locals.

This abundance of attractions in Yokohama cannot be fully enjoyed in just one day, which is why the city has seen the rise of numerous accommodation facilities in recent years. While staying at charming hotels that embody the essence of Yokohama, please take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the experience of the  "port town of Yokohama" during your visit.

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