Things to see and do - Yokohama
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Yokohama Travel guide
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A century and a half ago Yokohama consisted of just a few fishermen's shacks on the banks of Tokyo Bay, 30km south of the capital. The sleepy village of 600 inhabitants was roused by the trade treaty between the US and Japan in 1850 and transformed into a major commercial port, going on to become Japan's second biggest city. This cosmopolitan hub has a Chinatown, European districts and a dazzling seafront development, Minato Mirai 21, which has its sights firmly set on the future.
Tourist attractions Yokohama : Things to see and do
Motomachi J - Yokohama
The Westerners who arrived here in the 19C chose to settle on the hill of Yamate. It's a peaceful place from which you can contemplate the bay at your leisure, especially from Harbour View Park. Yamate-Hon-Dori Street runs close to the Foreigners' Ce..
58-1 Sannotani Honmoku - Naka-ku J - Yokohama
The Sankei-en, a traditional Japanese-style garden which covers 175 000m2, is composed of two different parts: the outer garden, with features including a three-storey pagoda imported from Kyoto's Tomyo-ji Temple (1457) and a traditional house from t..
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The most famous entrance to Chinatown is the red and gold Goodwill Gate, one of the ten gates demarcating the limits of Japan's largest Chinese district. All the gates were built following feng shui principles and are adorned with brightly coloured g..
Naka-ku Yamashita-cho 10 J - Yokohama 231-8520
Situated right in front of Yamashita Park and looking out to the Yokohama Bay, Hotel New Grand is a renowned classic hotel with nearly a century of first-class hospitality. Motomachi-Chukagai Subway Station is just a 1-minute walk away. Featuring ch..
Naka-ku Yamashitacho 77 J - Yokohama 231-0023
Only 200 metres from Motomachi-Chukagai Subway Station and a 5-minute walk from Chinatown, Rose Hotel Yokohama features French and Chinese restaurants, massage services and a seasonal outdoor pool. Rooms have free wired internet and a minibar. The a..
Naka-ku Furo-Cho 1-2 J - Yokohama 231-0032
Only 100 metres from JR Kannai Train Station, Hotel Wing Yokohama provides soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi, an LCD TV and a private bathroom. It offers massages and has a restaurant. Rooms at Hotel Wing International Yokohama Kannai are simple bu..