Yokohama: The second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo. Yokohama’s population of 3.7 million makes it Japan’s largest incorporated city. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture.
Kawasaki: A city located between Tokyo and Yokohama. It is the 9th most populated city in Japan. 

*Yokohama Column written by an American gentleman… Click here to read!  


Minato Mirai 21, Nishi-ku/Naka-ku

The central business district of Yokohama.

Kumamoto Bamboo Lantern Project Produced by Chikaken @ Earth Hour 2018 in Yokohama

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm on a specific day towards the end of March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

Taken by Megumi Johjima

Taken by Haruko Nishimura


TOWERS Milight

All the office buildings in the area come together to turn the entire district into a single illuminated display. It lasts for just one day.


Taken by Nobuo Iizuka  


Taken by Nobuo Iizuka  


Taken by Aya Karasuyama  

16806954_1242400602516509_4762709858398776621_nTaken by Akira Tamachi  

15391157_1388873917812413_5853943846210570066_nTaken by Hiroko Sakamoto  

13592781_10154341045699233_983471604943724049_nA green-roofed building is a floating restaurant called Pier 21. *Taken by Ayaka Fukuda

13466298_799855030151801_718304285857914853_n 13418937_799854916818479_6423747577768563115_n 13419123_799855046818466_4659285639385777109_n 13466433_799854966818474_5950210648327780235_nTaken by Ayumi Hirokawa

11745759_652455151558457_475547609537584774_n11742948_652455244891781_3765973331196360422_nTaken by Ayumi Hirokawa

10387606_10204061879646831_2356236177452847630_nRoller coaster? No, this is a SCULPTURE! A work of Hisayuki Mogami, a Japanese sculptor. See this for more details! *Taken by Sosen Imai

11008084_793354837412989_5539757859437806015_nTaken by Kiku Chi

10336607_392070917639699_585459671762939561_n10968536_392071154306342_5236143732672922172_n10906161_392071250972999_1846282050336356143_n10985203_392071284306329_3265737790973001841_nTaken by Haruko Nishimura  


Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Naka-ku

The historical architecture built in Meiji era. The warehouse has been renovated and reopened as the complex including shops, restaurants, live house and event venues in 2002.

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

Held from November 25 until December 25, 2017.

Taken by Megumi Honzawa  


15697717_1406656172700854_5836600622597708907_n 15726692_1406655306034274_1912657418910242715_n 15741058_1406655022700969_6852653162212077060_n 15726511_1406654999367638_2623422600490894527_nTaken by Hiroko Sakamoto  

15338706_1388875511145587_488643825987911398_n 15390979_1388876667812138_6430302205563270587_nA big Christmas tree is glittering in center of the view.
*Taken by Hiroko Sakamoto

14102207_10157258086990648_1355006606904261589_nTaken by Sachiko Takao  

12545_513011272065353_1966684546_nTaken by Hiroko Sakamoto  


Bankokubashi Bridge, Naka-ku

A concrete arch bridge between Red Brick Warehouse area and Bashamichi area. It was first built in 1904 and reconstructed in 1940.

Taken by Sarah Nishina


Motomachi, Naka-ku

Motomachi consists mainly of the Motomachi Shopping Street, a five-block long stretch of boutiques and shops, well known in Japan for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, original fashion, and Western influence.

Taken by Isao Tokuhashi


Yamashita Park, Naka-ku

A public park which is famous for its waterfront views of the Port of Yokohama.

Taken by Bright Park

14980729_10154676273103536_3782692852999183529_n 15094920_10154676273148536_5856001574521888398_n 15036484_10154676272993536_8550995025189908335_nTaken by Sonoe Azuma

14484884_1301637359869403_2517516860723853959_nHotel New Grand, which opened in 1927. It was used as accommodation by American troops during the Occupation of Japan following World War II.

14495366_1301637366536069_1895339473992841007_nYokohama Port view from Yamashita Park. *Taken by Hiroko Sakamoto

13726848_1053939428015431_2314180665103409557_nYokohama Port view from Yamashita Park. *Taken by Keiko Ishino

12717625_821454621314406_8332586198219784809_nHikawa Maru, a Japanese ocean liner launched on 30 September 1929. She is permanently berthed as a museum ship. *Taken by Megumi Johjima

1935103_821836321276236_3370916572046102930_nTaken by Megumi Johjima  

397122_513011215398692_2129840619_nIndian Water Tower. Built in 1939 to commemorate Indian aid to the victims of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. *Taken by Hiroko Sakamoto  


Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku

The home of Keio University‘s 2 campuses and Keio Business School.

Tanabata ornaments at Hiyoshi Mailroad Shopping Mall. *Taken by Sora Hirano

12346567_1005194372866873_8450373520050923943_nStrand of ginkgo trees at Keio University *Taken by Kumiko Kato


Yokohama Stadium, Naka-ku

It opened in 1978 and holds 30,000 people. It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

IMG_9070IMG_9072Taken by Isao Tokuhashi  

11836715_982736408435581_8719619082908558082_nTaken by Takeyuki Sato  


Maioka Park, Totsuka-ku

Totsuka-ku is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama.

18194056_1660303867319477_2690659831863958217_n18056920_1660303857319478_6878861771982174483_n18058111_1660303863986144_3204720280749770492_n18058209_1660303853986145_8235014346785152545_nTaken by Koyuki Matsumoto  

11703077_1115328851816984_5521238766145180151_n11027125_1115328841816985_3696977020085425074_nTaken by Koyuki Matsumoto  


Harbor View Park, Naka-ku

Opened in 1962 at the former site of the British and French soldiers’ barracks.

17796127_10212100077081688_749895819693854090_n 17796317_10212100076561675_1031192026435508736_n17798967_10212100077161690_428562790016856483_n33rd National Urban Greenery Fair Yokohama (Garden Necklace Yokohama 2017) *Taken by Masako Akeo  


Near Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki

17191528_1254757704614132_5727898457809079218_n 17191471_1254757771280792_4225532997473598499_nTaken by Akira Tamachi  

16832295_1238833029539933_1209976520989512343_nTaken by Akira Tamachi  


Yokohama Bay Bridge, Naka-ku/Tsurumi-ku

An 860-metre-long cable stayed bridge. Opened September 27, 1989.

16299362_1642664659094012_3170227345539719548_nTaken by Kenny Lahaina  

10930111_10203551808587013_7390526042003320662_nTaken by Koichiro Abe  


Somewhere in Yokohama

16002882_10154898209007640_1587859768629515582_n15895333_10154887398117640_6609555925520436593_nTaken by Ayami Ito  


Yokohama Chinatown, Naka-ku

The largest Chinatown not only in Japan but also in Asia.

14520424_1089985204404707_5303592286988918296_nTaken by K-2 Style

13043221_1025141757532122_5957644908383497704_nTaken by Hiroshi Yamamoto

12718317_821836057942929_6700623675266500143_n10296675_821438507982684_3532731220596823570_nStill they were celebrating the Chinese New Year. Taken on Feb 27, 2016 by Megumi Johjima

10301972_10153784640656240_7297121774735881596_nTaken by Johan Nilsson Björk 10259857_919619521458084_7481557321314157326_nTaken by Reina

10991253_769304633159942_846273882699058526_nHuge gate of Chinatown *Taken by Megumi Honzawa

10945566_769315596492179_4393298832425839034_nGate of Mazu (妈祖) Temple *Taken by Megumi Honzawa

10991265_940749269291549_5030425607075927832_nCelebrating Chinese New Year *Taken by Hiroko Sakamoto  


Diamond Princess

A cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises, a cruise line based in the US. It was built in Nagasaki by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

14333057_942030325903151_7209441306244893368_n 14355577_942030319236485_4221620042994574430_nTaken by Masanori Tsuchibuchi  


Moto-sumiyoshi, Kawasaki

14141685_1092133500873456_5323735691432028929_nTaken by Hiroyuki Hayashi  


Yokohama Port Cruising

13900249_10154409105597173_6712668731860165172_nTaken by Bobbee Singh

13407116_799852190152085_4033953213118514525_n13466433_799852210152083_1700579832486311785_n13442227_799852226818748_389711881216395482_n13450313_799852246818746_1666165817728969325_n13442214_799852263485411_4560616371756412532_nTaken by Ayumi Hirokawa


Africa Heritage Festival, Aoba-ku

Held in Tama Plaza area on June 11 & 12, 2016

13418911_1031538726922168_6493197537657621468_n13423794_1031538766922164_7777817103328179887_n13450154_1031538743588833_3929606074684983639_nTaken by Keiko Ishino


Yamate Jubankan, Naka-ku

French restaurant & cafe opened in 1967.

13307427_1183707968341150_4827252710768839779_n13332740_1183707975007816_7079214026823731315_nTaken by Mayu Takeda


Yokohama Kawaii Park: May 3 – 6, 2016

13124847_10208237097937913_7448749530150567832_n 13151604_10208237097737908_6678953474308068016_nTaken by Masayuki Miyazaki


Happy Chinese New Year!

12715949_10154592332377846_3564137161445277391_oYokohama Mazu Temple *Taken by Rodger Sono (Pirates of Tokyo Bay)


Kawasaki Halloween Parade

12191528_900351103385031_8517385064772802995_n12188917_900351320051676_4897804426812735838_n12033245_900351096718365_9174077224838008210_n12189176_900351303385011_5670679637713341890_nTaken by Hiroyuki Hayashi  


Osanbashi Pier, Naka-ku

The main international passenger pier at the Port of Yokohama

12193823_1076713669028441_1896779460708075538_n (1)Smart Illumination Yokohama 2015, which makes use of the latest in energy-efficient lighting technology to turn the city’s waterfront areas into a sea of color. *Taken by Hiroko Sakamoto

11872852_10153625640642932_1622797319_nTaken by Tijana Zdravkovic

11351467_997342606965548_7992592126991777299_nTaken by Hiroko Sakamoto

13188_10104326987723760_5284516008406052542_nTaken by John Matthews  


Nippon Maru

Japanese museum ship, which used to be a training ship for the cadets of the Japanese merchant marine. The ship was built in Kobe in 1930 and became a museum in 1984.

11198590_477988125689098_1779992623_nTaken by Kazuhiro Hayakawa  


Hard Rock Cafe Yokohama, Nishi-ku

Located near Landmark Tower. See

10431447_793495064065633_5589825740074921798_nTaken by Kiku Chi