Overview of Yokohama
Yokohama is located in the centre of Japan, along the coastline of Japan’s Pacific Ocean, and one of the 15 Japanese Government-designated cities. The total population of Yokohama is 3.7 million persons, making the city the second largest after Tokyo’s 23 Wards. A number of foreign enterprises have established their branches in Yokohama by taking full advantage of the Yokohama Port which is an international trading port. Yokohama is a city of dreams for every Japanese person as well as its local citizens who are very proud of living here because it is not only very famous as a tourist mecca, but also has every urban function including, but not limited to, business and culture.
Sightseeing Areas of Yokohama
Many hotels and department stores are located in this area, especially the west exit vicinity a mega terminal where many subway and train lines are connected. Visitors can easily access to a wide variety of food stores and boutiques of popular fashion brands.
Minato Mirai 21
Here you can find Yokohama’s popular tourist spots. Yokohama Landmark Tower, 296 meter sky scraper with a shopping complex, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, a complex building where you can enjoy shopping and dining of every kind and, amusement facilities which offer entertainment day and night, just to mention a few. Easy walking access from spot to spot makes the area a popular venue.
Yamashita park, Kannai
It is one of the most popular and best loved areas in Yokohama where you can experience the distinctive atmosphere and history of this harbor town. A number of antique historic pieces of architecture in western style which are symbols of the Yokohama culture, restaurants with a long tradition, and classy hotels distinguish the area.
Among countless Chinatowns all over the world, Yokohama Chinatown is one of the largest and the best with as many as approximately 500 Chinese restaurants, Chinese grocery stores and plenty of other shops standing side by side on the streets. The year around bustling streets proves the fun-filled excitement of the town.
Being a trendsetting city of its local fashion brands, Motomachi represents Yokohama as a fashion-oriented region. The classical western residential area in Yamate where foreigners first settled when the port opened, is a must-see.
Although the town redevelopment altered the landscape, here you can still feel the American atmosphere of a region once occupied by a U.S. military base. A visit to Sankeien, a Japanese garden with historic architecture where you can enjoy the seasonal changes in the scenery, is also recommended.
Data on Yokohama’s weather
Situated in the middle of the Japanese Islands on the Pacific Coast, Yokohama has a comparatively mild climate.The average temperature in Yokohama is 16 degrees centigrade with a pleasant weather in spring and autumn, high temperature and high humidity in summer, and a mild climate and less snow in winter.