Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan, is one of the first cities to be opened to foreign residents during the Meiji Restoration (1868-1911). Today it is a busy port city with several buildings inscribed in the country’s history. Shopping can be done in a pleasant way while you stroll leisurely along the Motomachi shopping street.
Yokohama’s Chinatown can be accessed through 4 different colored Chinese doors, each facing in one direction. It is full of shops and about 500 restaurants. Yamashita Park, the oldest on the boardwalk, stretches for about 1,000 meters along Yokohama Harbor.
Minato Mirai 21 is a new neighborhood built for the 1989 Yokohama Exposition. It is the symbol of the city of the future with its skyscrapers, shopping malls and amusement parks. It contrasts with the neighboring Sakuragicho neighborhood, which represents the old city.