Sitting on the Tokyo Bay, the city of Yokohoma is often not taken as an important travel destination when traveling to Japan. This is because it is known to not be culturally rich. But you will be surprised of all the attractions the place has to offer. After having traveled all the way to Japan, this is a place that is certainly worth a visit.
If you had enough of visiting temples and shrines, then plan a trip to Yokohoma. This is the capital of Kanagawa prefecture. It is on the Honshu Island and to the south of Tokyo. Yokohoma is a major commercial center today, but once upon a time, this was just another fishing village that was responsible for opening the doors to foreign trade through its port. Over the years, it has distinguished itself as a highly prominent port city that is home to large numbers of foreigners.
With a humid subtropical climate, the summers in Yokohoma are hot and humid while the winters are not too cold.
There are many tourist attractions in Yokohoma, and the few tourist that visit the place, come to love it. The Yokohoma Marine Tower in the Yamashita Park, is 106 meters in height, is the tallest light house in the world.
The China town here is the largest in Japan and can be fun to visit. The food here has an exclusive taste unlike any other. If you’ve been t to the China town in New York or some other place, you will be surprised at the difference here. The very famous Silk House and the Yokohoma doll museum are a few of the other attractions you can enjoy visiting.
You must have heard about the world’s biggest clock, the Cosmo Clock 21. This is in the Yokohoma harbor area. You can take beautiful photographs at night here.
Built for 17,000 people, the Yokohama arena lies next to the Shikansen station. Well, a trip to Yokohoma doesn’t end there. You will find the Nissan Stadium and the International Stadium Yokohoma worthy of your time. You can end your tour of the city with a beautiful Japanese garden, Sankeien, designed by Tomitaro Hara, the silk trader. This one is very famous and you are sure to enjoy.
Well, as you can see Yokohoma has a lot and it is sure to impress you with its tourist attractions. Just go with an open mind and rock it!