Yokohama Visitors Guide Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city with a population of over 3.7 million. Located less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, Yokohama’s port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859 and quickly became Japan’s fastest developing and most internationally oriented city. The early influence of the foreign community can still be found in the architecture of the waterfront area government buildings and the Yamate Bluffs area overlooking the port.
The 94th IETF Meeting Yokohama is supported by the City of Yokohama.
Red Brick Warehouse
Red Brick Warehouse A major tourist spot in Yokohama, that utilizes two historical goernment warehouse buildings constructed more than a century ago. The brick buildings house a range of cafes, restaurants and shops, while all kinds of seasonal events and performances are held in the event plaza. As evening falls, the seafront buildings light up to create a magical atmosphere.
Osanbashi Pier The Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal is a major port for international cruise ships. The rooftop plaza provides a beautiful view of Yamashita Park, the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse district, and the landscape of Minato Mirai Yokohama.
The first seaside park in Japan stretching almost 700 meters alomg the Yokohama port from the east side of Osanbashi to Yamashita Pier. It was opened in 1930 built on landfill from the rubble of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake.
Yokohama Chinatown Yokohama’s Chinatown is one of the largest in the world with over 500 restaurants and shops and a history dating back to the opening of the port in 1859. The nearest station is Motomachi-Chukagai terminal, which is the second stop from MinatoMirai station.
Sankeien Garden A classical Japan garden covering over 18,000 square meters. Rinshunkaku, the Three-Storied Pagoda of Old Toumyouji is among the 13 properties designated as Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government. The garden is a famous viewing spot of autumn leaves.
Hara Model Railway Museum is a must to go for those who are interested in model railway. It is conveniently accessible from Yokohama station or Shin-Takashima station (next to Minatomirai station; only local trains stop). It opens 11am through 5pm (last entry: 4:30pm), and closes on Nov. 4th. It collects about 1,500 cars in 1,200 sqm exhibition space including 310 sqm diorama area. Admission is 1,000 JPY for an adult.