Yokohama has so many amazing places to offer that an hour train ride from Tokyo is well worth it. Make sure to check out these 9 best spots during your stay in Japan.
My first destination during my new adventure in Japan was Yokohama. I created an unique t-shirt for this trip with writing in katakana, reading "Holland", so people would know immediately where I was from.
Best Places in Yokohama
1. Yokohama Landmark Tower
Tallest tower in Yokohama with a remarkable view of the bay
2. Red Brick Warehouse
Historic building on the bay side built in 1899 which is now a shopping center
3. Ramen Museum
Biggest ramen museum in Japan
Biggest Chinatown outside of China - make sure to try their killer dimsum!
Giant theme park with Ferris wheel on the bay side
6. Yokohama Bay Hall
Try to catch a party at this popular venue, especially a ParaPara event!
I never got a chance to see this awesome city in 2007 thus I took the opportunity this year around to pay it a visit.
I took some great pictures of the Yokohama bay from the sky garden on the top floor of the Yokohama Landmark.
I followed my way through Yokohama bay, walked through a cool theme park and ended up in Chinatown where I met my friends before we headed towards Masuchan's Box for a parapara & eurobeat event.
The meat buns in chinatown were delicious, especially the kare-man (curry bun). The chinatown in Yokohama is the largest chinatown in the world, outside of China.
Yokohama was a small fishing village up to the end of the feudal Edo period, when Japan held a policy of national seclusion, having little contact with foreigners.
A major turning point in Japanese history happened in 1853–54, when Commodore Matthew Perry arrived just south of Yokohama with a fleet of American warships, demanding that Japan open several ports for commerce, and the Tokugawa shogunate agreed by signing the Treaty of Peace and Amity.