Metropolitan Japan – Yokohama and Tokyo.
Just 18 miles south of Tokyo is Japan’s largest maritime trading center, which has been a bustling international port since 1859. Part of the port area is the futuristic Minato Mirai 21 District, there you can find everything from a fantastic observation deck in the Landmark Tower to one of the world’s largest ferris wheels at Yokohama Cosmoworld. Or head over to one of the world’s largest Chinatowns to dine and explore a different culture. For ramen lovers, the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is not to be missed. It showcases nine ramen shops in a replicate streetscape reminiscent of Tokyo in 1958. In Yokohama you can enjoy flavors from across Japan and the world.
Access information from Yokohama Port:
- City Center: 10 minutes by taxi or 10-15 minutes by public transit
- Nearest Public Transit: Nihon-Odori Station (Minatomirai Line) 7-minute walk
Just 18 miles north east of Yokohama is the capital of Japan, Tokyo. Tokyo is a vibrant center of economy, culture and industry, making it one of the most popular cities in the world. Tokyo has something for everyone. There is high-class shopping in Ginza, or trendy clothes in Harajuku. Shinjuku and Roppongi offer a hopping nightlife and an international feel. Get a taste of Old Tokyo in Asakusa or visit the Imperial Palace where their Majesties the Emperor and Empress reside. In 2020, Tokyo is set to host its second Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Hakone and Mt. Fuji
Located about 65 miles west of Tokyo and 45 miles west of Yokohama, Hakone is one of the most popular holiday resorts. Home of renowned hot springs and a stunning natural landscape complete with magnificent views of Mt. Fuji.
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