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Top 5 Spots You Must Experience in Minato Mirai, Yokohama

Minato Mirai 21 (横浜みなとみらい21) is the biggest business, shopping, and tourism district in all of Yokohama. It is just a few minutes by train from Yokohama Station using the Minatomirai Line, or about 40 minutes away from Tokyo Station. Though there are countless things to see and do in this area, here are five recommendations…

Find Out How to See the Best of the City of Yokohama in Two Hours!

Yokohama is one of Japan’s famous port cities and is a busy city with many people visiting for meetings and conferences from all over the world. There are many chances for people on a business trip to visit Yokohama for its popular International Convention Center, where many important conferences and exhibitions occur. The new city…

Visit the Yokohama Three Towers and Make Your Wish Come True!

Being located in close proximity to Tokyo (東京), Yokohama (横浜) is a popular day trip destination for many domestic and international tourists. As there is such a wide array of attractions to see and experience, both traditional and modern, as well as a variety of cuisines for you to savor, you will most likely have…

Japan’s Gas Mask Island: Not As Bad As It Looks!

You live on a tiny island off the coasts of some of Japan’s biggest cities. Your little town only has about 3000 residents. Everyone knows each other intimately. Your little island has some beautiful beaches and is famous for its taiko drum performances. You live an idyllic life. Until a horrifying alarm, that can be…

Enjoy the Fresh Sea Breeze and Stunning Yokohama Views at Osanbashi Pier!

Looking for a nice place to chill out and take in the sights of Yokohama’s waterfront? Look no further than Osanbashi which is sure to give you a breathtaking and unobstructed view of the area while offering various entertainment and dining options for people of all ages! History Author’s photo The name Osanbashi actually refers…

Experience the Beauty of Yokohama’s Secret Garden in Sankeien

Yokohama’s close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in Asia, buildings and streets showcasing foreign influence…

Fluffy Furry Fun at The Alpaca Farm!

I have not been to many zoos in my life, so I thought I’d seen a lot when I met a pretty okapi (aren’t they amazing freaky creatures of nature!), dilettante lemurs, dopey large-headed capybaras, and tapirs whose poo has an explosive shooting range of 5 meters, all at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. But…

Traveling Back in Time with a Bowl of Ramen

Ramen was introduced in Japan on the 19th century when the country opened its port to the world. Originally from China, this wheat noodle got its identity and turned to be one of the most popular dishes in Japan. The acceptance of ramen among the general population and its adaptation to local ingredients inspired the…

Dr. Fish Spa in Yokohama’s Chinatown! Must-try After a Tiring Trip

What is Fish Spa? Are you squeamish or love tickles? Then, perhaps, a fish spa is just the thing for you! The practice of taking foot baths as a remedy for skin conditions originated from Turkey and is now also recognized as a legitimate form of treatment in Germany. Many places across the world offer…
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