The most populous municipality of Japan, Yokohama is a prominent port city. Major ports in the city include: Hakata, Osaka, Chiba and Kobe.
Located in Tokyo Bay of Honshu Island's Kanto region, Yokohama City is Japan's largest incorporated city. Located less than 30 minutes train journey from Tokyo, the city has also become a major business center of the Greater Tokyo Area. Many ports are also located here, which facilitate various types of businesses. Some of the ports are: Chiba, Hakata, Nagoya, Kobe, Tokyo and Osaka.
Tourist Attractions in Yokohama :
Those interested in history can go to the foreigners cemetery at Naka ward. It is open on all weekends from noon to 4:00 pm during spring, summer and the fall season.
Transportation in Yokohama city :Transport in the city is provided by four railway companies, a bus network and two municipal subway lines. Yokohama Station and Shin-Yokohama Station are the two major railways lines in the city, where all the four companies operate rail lines.
Tokaido Shinkansen, a high speed rail line, operates in Yokohama; there is a stop at the Shin-Yokohama Station. It is a major station, with about two millions passengers commuting daily. Metro services in the city are provided by The Yokohama Municipal Subway.
Akaikutsu Loop Bus offers service in the city; it connects the Sakuragicho Station with other places in central Yokohama. Passengers can get a bus after every 15 to 45 minutes in only one direction. Day passes are also available which can be used not only for the buses, but other selected means of transportation in Central Yokohama. The international Narita Airport and the domestic Haneda Airport serve the city.
Hotels in Yokohama :
Traditional Japanese hotels known as ryokan are reasonably priced and fill up very quickly. So, making an advance booking will be a good idea.
- Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu - For a luxurious stay, this hotel is a great choice. There are several facilities at the hotel including kid's room, esthetic salon and a French restaurant.
- Yokohama Kokusai Hotel - This hotel is ideal for both business and leisure guests. Facilities like LCD screen television, air conditioning and in house movies are available at a very affordable price.
- Marutani Hotel
- Central Inn Yokohama
- Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
- InterContinental Yokohama
- Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel
The "major attractions" of "must visits" array of the city of Yokohama contains Yokohama China Town, Minato Mirai 21, Sankeien, Ramen Museum, Motomachi and Yamate and Waterfront Promenade.
A number of temples, shrines, gardens and festivals in the city of Yokohama and in its itineraries attract the tourists world wide. This city is equipped with extremely well panned transportation system. This system integrates Airports, Railways and Roadways system. This proficient transportation network of this city connects it with other parts across the country as well as the world.
Besides that the mouth watering cuisines of Japan is considered as one of major attractions of Yokohama. Delectable dishes like Sushi, Onigiri, Rice Bowl, Kayu, Sashimi,Soba, Oden, Ramen, Yakisoba and Chazuke are at present is admired world wide.
The City of Yokohama is graced with number of topnotch hotels to assist the vacationers and new comers to find the proper accommodations for them. The amazing diversities of Japanese style hotels and 'pensions' as Minshuku and Ryokan meet the variety of choices.Other than that a number of youth hostels are there to accommodate the vacationers in Yokohama.The room reservation in almost all of the Roykans and Minshukus can be performed through online. This array of hotels abides the travelers to explore the city of Yokohama and its itineraries.
|More Cities in Japan|