Travel Guide to Yokohama

Cory visiting the the beautiful Kuan Ti Miao temple in Yokohama

Yokohama, located just south of Tokyo in Kanagawa Prefecture, is Japan’s second-largest city, well known for its large Chinatown. It’s a popular destination with day trippers from Tokyo and offers many stunning points of interest.

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Yokohama has a beautiful harbor, the cool Minato Miraidistrict, the iconic Yokohama Landmark Tower and the Ramen Cup museum. The main attraction in Yokohama has got to be its street food and Chinese restaurants dotted all around Chinatown. Expect a variety of steamed buns, incredible sweets and fried snacks.

Yokohama can be reached by train from anywhere in central Tokyo and it takes less than an hour to get to the main districts of Yokohama.

Significant events in Yokohama include the Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival, an impressive fireworks display over the harbor, and the Yokohama Port Festival, celebrating the city’s maritime heritage.

Prefecture: Kanagawa Prefecture
Region: Kanto, just south of Tokyo
Climate: Humid subtropical with warm summers and mild winters
Major Festivals: Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival, Yokohama Port Festival
Local Food & Drinks: Chinese cuisine

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