Yokohama is the largest port city and a high-tech industrial center of the greater Tokyo region and Kanto. The Port of Yokohama handles raw materials imports to the Keihin Industrial Zone as well as a broad array of exports. Yokohama quickly developed into a leading port city of Japan after Japan’s relative isolation ended in the middle of the 19th century, and is one of the main ports of Japan today, alongside Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Tokyo, and Chiba.
To the south of the business district in Yokohama is Yamate, a hilly residential neighborhood. On Yokohamas southern edge is the Sankeien Garden, in which a businessman who loves the arts has relocated historical buildings from all over Japan and has reconstructed them into traditional Japanese landscapes. Western influences and technology transfers contributed to Japan’s first daily newspaper (1870), the first gas-powered lamppost (1872), and the construction that year of Japan’s first railroad, connecting Yokohama with Tokyo’s Shinagawa and Shinbashi.
Sites in Yokohama
Yokohama Landmark Tower
Harbor View Park
Access to Yokohama
Shinkansen Bullet Train
Tokaido Shinkansen “Shin Yokohama Station”
“Yokohama Station” Tokaido Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, Yokohama Line.
“Yokohama Station” Tokyu Toyoko Line