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Although Yokohama is part of Greater Tokyo, it’s also a vibrant port city in its own right. It may be closely connected to the vast Japanese capital, but it has a rich history, buzzing nightlife, exciting shops and restaurants and futuristic waterfront to rival its bigger neighbour.
Yokohama: city layout and top attractions
Yokohama sprawls inland from its port area, south of Tokyo on the Pacific Ocean. Minato Mirai 21 forms the central district for business, retail, dining and entertainment, and incorporates many hotels. Built on reclaimed land at the waterfront, its highrise landmarks include Yokohama Landmark Tower and the iconic ferris wheel Cosmo Clock 21, both offering sweeping views across Tokyo Bay.
Although it’s Japan’s second largest city, with an extensive public transport system, Yokohama is still quite walkable. You can easily stroll from Minato Mirai to the waterfront promenades of Osanbashi Pier and Yamashita Park. The nearby Yamate district, once a hub for the city’s foreign population, is full of pleasant European-style green spaces, with a stylish commercial thoroughfare along Motomachi. Just beyond lies Chinatown, the largest neighbourhood of its kind in Japan, attracting crowds of diners and shoppers.
The concierge recommends…
A visit to the Sky Garden observation deck, inside Yokohama Landmark Tower. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mount Fuji.
A Seabass boat tour from the dock near Yokohama Station to Yamashita Park, for a breezy ride across the bay.
A visit to the waterfront Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, a popular spot to eat, shop, drink craft beer and watch concerts inside a single historic maritime building.
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