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.
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.
A green-roofed building is a floating restaurant called Pier 21. *Taken by Ayaka Fukuda
Roller coaster? No, this is a SCULPTURE! A work of Hisayuki Mogami, a Japanese sculptor. See this for more details! *Taken by Sosen Imai
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.
A big Christmas tree is glittering in center of the view.
*Taken by Hiroko Sakamoto
Taken by Sachiko Takao
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.
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 Sonoe Azuma
Hotel New Grand, which opened in 1927. It was used as accommodation by American troops during the Occupation of Japan following World War II.
Yokohama Port view from Yamashita Park. *Taken by Hiroko Sakamoto
Yokohama Port view from Yamashita Park. *Taken by Keiko Ishino
Hikawa Maru, a Japanese ocean liner launched on 30 September 1929. She is permanently berthed as a museum ship. *Taken by Megumi Johjima
Indian Water Tower. Built in 1939 to commemorate Indian aid to the victims of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. *Taken by Hiroko Sakamoto
The home of Keio University‘s 2 campuses and Keio Business School.
Tanabata ornaments at Hiyoshi Mailroad Shopping Mall. *Taken by Sora Hirano
Strand 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.
Taken by Isao Tokuhashi
Maioka Park, Totsuka-ku
Totsuka-ku is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama.
Harbor View Park, Naka-ku
Opened in 1962 at the former site of the British and French soldiers’ barracks.
33rd National Urban Greenery Fair Yokohama (Garden Necklace Yokohama 2017) *Taken by Masako Akeo
Near Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki
Yokohama Bay Bridge, Naka-ku/Tsurumi-ku
An 860-metre-long cable stayed bridge. Opened September 27, 1989.
Somewhere in Yokohama
Yokohama Chinatown, Naka-ku
The largest Chinatown not only in Japan but also in Asia.
Taken by K-2 Style
Still they were celebrating the Chinese New Year. Taken on Feb 27, 2016 by Megumi Johjima
Taken by Johan Nilsson Björk Taken by Reina
Huge gate of Chinatown *Taken by Megumi Honzawa
Gate of Mazu (妈祖) Temple *Taken by Megumi Honzawa
Celebrating Chinese New Year *Taken by Hiroko Sakamoto
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.
Yokohama Port Cruising
Africa Heritage Festival, Aoba-ku
Held in Tama Plaza area on June 11 & 12, 2016
Yamate Jubankan, Naka-ku
French restaurant & cafe opened in 1967.
Yokohama Kawaii Park: May 3 – 6, 2016
Happy Chinese New Year!
Yokohama Mazu Temple *Taken by Rodger Sono (Pirates of Tokyo Bay)
Kawasaki Halloween Parade
Osanbashi Pier, Naka-ku
The main international passenger pier at the Port of Yokohama
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
Taken by John Matthews
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.
Hard Rock Cafe Yokohama, Nishi-ku
Located near Landmark Tower. See http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/yokohama/.