Yokohama, a city on Tokyo Bay, is often overlooked when traveling in Japan. I admit, it is not as exciting and culturally rich as other travel destinations, but it still has unique attractions to offer. If you are in the Tokyo area looking for a day trip and are fed up with shrines and temples, Yokohama is for you.

Yokohama is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is a little south of Tokyo and on the mainland of the island of Honshu. It is an important commercial center of the Tokyo metropolitan area. Initially started as a fishing village that opened Japan's doors to foreign trade through its port, it quickly grew into a prominent port city, and is also home to a large population of foreign nationals. Yokohoma's climate is a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and not too cold winters.

There are many places of interest in Yokohama that fascinate travelers. At 106 meters, the Yokohama Marine Tower is the tallest indoor lighthouse in the world. It is located in Yamashita Park along the water front in the famous Kannai harbor area. The largest Chinatown in Japan is also in this city and is worth a visit. You will find that the food tastes very different from Chinatown in New York or anywhere else. If you liked ramen noodles there, be sure to stop by the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum to learn how this delicious dish spread from Yokohama to the rest of Japan. Very close to Chinatown is the famous Yokohama Doll Museum and the Silk Center. The Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature with its beautiful rose garden is also within easy reach.

The Yokohama port area is home to the Cosmo Clock 21, which is not only a giant ferry wheel, but also the largest clock in the world. It also provides amazing photos at night. If you are impressed by the vast arenas or stadiums, the Yokohama Arena built for 17,000 people is located nearby, next to the Shikansen station. Yokohama International Stadium and Nissan Stadium are some more. Lastly, in the Naka district, there is a famous Japanese garden called "Sankeien" which was designed by a silk merchant, Tomitaro Hara.https://goodrush.com/%e0%b9%80%e0%b8%97%e0%b8%b5%e0%b9%88%e0%b8%a2%e0%b8%a7%e0%b8%8d%e0%b8%b5%e0%b9%88%e0%b8%9b%e0%b8%b8%e0%b9%88%e0%b8%99

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Yokohama is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is a little south of Tokyo and on the mainland of the island of Honshu. It is an important commercial center of the Tokyo metropolitan area. Initially started as a fishing village that opened Japan's doors to foreign trade through its port, it quickly grew into a prominent port city, and is also home to a large population of foreign nationals. Yokohoma's climate is a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and not too cold winters.