Yokohama is a speedy 20-minute train ride from Tokyo’s core, but certainly holds its own with its international restaurants, glitzy department stores, and stylish nightlife and arts scenes. Despite its 21st-century appeal, it’s still awash with facets of traditional Japanese life – as seen in its zen-focused temples and delicate tea-drinking ceremonies.

    When it comes to things to do, Yokohama isn’t in short supply. You can stroll the tranquil pathways of Sankei-En Garden, immerse yourself in Chinese culture and flavors in Chinatown, or enjoy trendy shopping and dining within the sleek, bayside Minatomirai area.

    What to see & do in Yokohama

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    Things to do in Yokohama include outdoor adventures, vibrant cultural communities, unusual museums, elegant botanical gardens, historic sites, shopping and even theme parks with thrill rides and live entertainment. This modern metropolis was among the first Japanese ports to open to foreign trade in 1859 and today retains much of its historic charm with ultramodern amenities. It's famed for its Chinatown district, which offers a wealth of shopping, dining and... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Yokohama

    Food and dining in Yokohama open the door to a vibrant culinary tradition served by no fewer than 17 Michelin Star restaurants and fantastic street food and casual eateries. In Yokohama Chinatown, you'll find the heart of the international food culture with dozens of Chinese restaurants. A few of the local Michelin Star restaurants include Esquisse, Sikiyabashi Jiro Roppongi Hills, Tempura Kondo and Sobahouse Konjikihototogisu. For traditional delicacies and dishes... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Yokohama

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Yokohama

      Some of the best nightlife in Yokohama include illuminations spanning from Yokohama Port to Tokyo, with Mount Fuji in the distance. You can take a sea bus for a night-sea cruise or head for the skies on the Yokohama Sky Cruise. One of the city's classic date night options is a romantic stroll around Yamashita Park or Harbour View...

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