Question: Is Yokohama worth visiting?

Yokohama is Japans second-largest city and the perfect day trip from Tokyo. Although it might seem a little counter intuitive to plan day trips to a city 30 minutes from Tokyo, especially when places like Hakone and Kamakura are a stones throw away, Yokohama is worth it.

Why should you visit Yokohama?

Indeed, Japan was quick to reap the benefits of Western technology, with Yokohama being the first place in the country to have a daily newspaper, gas powered streetlamps, and a railway line. Even today, Yokohama enjoys the reputation of being one of Japans most international and cutting-edge cities.

What is special about Yokohama?

With only a population of 600, the small village Yokohama started to become widely known to its own country and the world, when its port first opened in 1859. Since then, Yokohama has been taking hold its business function as a modern trading city, pursuing export of Japanese silk and tea.

Is Yokohama on the ocean?

Yokohama has a total area of 437.38 km2 and is located 5 meters above sea level. It is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, bordered to the east by Tokyo Bay and located in the middle of the Kantō plain.

Why would people live in Yokohama?

Yokohama is an international city that provides a comfortable living environment to expatriates. Due to its livability and affordability, Yokohama is a popular place to live for Japanese people as well.

What is the prettiest city in Japan?

Kyoto, considered by many as Japans most beautiful city, was the Japanese capital until the government was moved to Tokyo in 1868. Osaka is Japans third-largest city and was the countrys first capital. Located in the Tokyo urban area, Yokohama is actually Japans second most populated city.More items

Is it safe to walk in Tokyo at night?

As mentioned above, Tokyo is generally a safe city to walk around - even late at night - and most visitors experience minimal (if any) hassle by locals. You should nevertheless maintain a certain degree of street sense and awareness around you, particularly if you are a female walking alone later in the evening.

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