Yokohama, a metropolis that sits in Tokyo Bay, is commonly missed when touring in Japan. I admit, it isn’t that thrilling and culturally wealthy as different journey locations, but it surely nonetheless has distinctive sights to supply. If you’re within the Tokyo space in search of a day-trip and are sick of shrines and temples, Yokohama is for you.
Yokohama is the capital metropolis of Kanagawa prefecture. It’s barely to the south of Tokyo and on the mainland of Honshu Island. It’s a main business hub of the Better Tokyo space. Initially beginning out as a fishing village that opened Japan’s doorways to overseas commerce by way of its port, it developed right into a distinguished port metropolis very quickly, and in addition holds a big inhabitants of overseas nationals. Yokohoma’s local weather is a damp subtropical local weather with scorching and humid summers and never too chilly winters.
There are various locations of curiosity in Yokohama that fascinates vacationers. At 106 meters, Yokohama Marine Tower, is the tallest inland gentle home in the entire world. It’s positioned within the Yamashita Park subsequent to the water entrance within the celebrated port space of Kannai. Japan’s largest Chinatown is located on this metropolis as effectively, and is price a go to. One can find the meals tasting very completely different from the Chinatown in New York or every other place. For those who appreciated the ramen noodles there, be sure you cease by the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum to find out how this mouth-watering dish unfold from Yokohama to the remainder of Japan. Very close to to Chinatown is the well-known Yokohama Doll Museum and the Silk Heart. The Kanagawa Museum of Fashionable Literature with its pretty rose backyard can also be inside attain.
Yokohama’s harbor space homes the Cosmo Clock 21, which isn’t solely a large ferry wheel however the worlds largest clock too. It additionally gives wonderful pictures at evening. For those who’re awed by huge arenas or stadiums, the Yokohama Area constructed for 17,000 individuals is within the neighborhood, subsequent to the Shikansen station. The Worldwide Stadium Yokohama and Nissan Stadium are some extra. Lastly, within the Naka Ward, there’s a well-known Japanese backyard known as “Sankeien” that was designed by a silk dealer, Tomitaro Hara.