Things to See and Do in Yokohama: Past, Present & Future

Who knew a small sleepy fishing village of the Edo period would one day become the legendary “Port of Yokohama”? Yokohama is the port that opened Japan to the world about 165 years back when the fleet of US naval warships arrived at the Honshu coast of Japan forcing the end of its long isolation.…

The Most Desirable Place to Live in Kanto, Japan

Countless people want to live in Toyko, Japan’s largest city. The city is bustling with countless interesting events and is a major influence not just on the rest of Japan but the global community as well. As a result, many people around Japan, especially young people living in rural areas want to move to Tokyo…

Want to Dance with Pikachu? You Can’t Miss This Cute Event in Yokohama!

Most people have heard of the incredibly popular children’s anime show, Pokémon, which depicts a young boy and his friends who venture out into the world to win battles, collect badges, and “catch ’em all!” This insanely popular franchise also has an extensive series of video games and merchandise, which continue to be developed and…

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…

If You Love Barbie, Check Out This Amazing Themed Cafe in Yokohama!

Barbie is, no doubt, a popular doll around the world. Its popularity in Japan can be seen in many Barbie-themed stores and shops. When it comes to cafes, many of them are just pop-up in nature, which means they are only open for a specific period of time. So, it’s a good thing that a…

Welcome 2018 With These 3 Chinese New Year Events in Yokohama!

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and is a great place to visit from Tokyo. It is home to the beautiful Yokohama Bay, an exciting theme park with a variety of attractions, and Japan’s famous Chinatown. Chinatown in Yokohama has a long history and is an exciting place to visit for fantastic snack…

Try These 3 Unusual Dishes at This Popular and Unique Restaurant in Yokohama!

When you are in Japan, you will be able to find different varieties of seafood in almost every small to large scale restaurant. Have you eaten enough tuna, salmon, eel, shrimp, scallop, mackerel, octopus and other common seafood in Japan, and are you looking for some more interesting options? Japan is quite well-known for its…

Enjoy Jazz Music Under the Autumn Night Sky at This Japanese Festival in Yokohama!

As the sweltering summer nears its end, the cooler autumn is fast approaching as September arrives. Being the season of harvesting, many of Japan’s autumn festivals are related to celebrating the year’s bountiful fruits of labor from the fields. For a different experience this 2017, how about heading to a jazz-themed autumn festival taking place…