Yokohama is one of my favorite Japanese cities. Its unique development from the influx of foreign traders—Chinese, Americans and British in particular—give the port city a different ambience from its giant neighbor of Tokyo.
We hosted family for a short visit last week and immediately put Yokohama on the itinerary. Despite being bone-chilling cold, the sun was shining and we had some great light at dusk, leading to some inspiring photos. Enjoy Yokohama in Pictures…
The Cosmo Clock 21 in the Minato Mirai 21 district was the world’s largest ferris wheel when built in 1989.
A few brave riders take on the Disko ride at Yokohama’s Cosmo World amusement park
Cosmo Clock 21 frames the Ice World attraction at Cosmo World amusement park in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai 21 district
Yokohama’s industrial area on Tokyo Bay at dusk
The Yokohama Bay Bridge spans Tokyo Bay
Yokohama’s Red Brick Warehouse at dusk
The Yokohama Skyline—Red Brick Warehouse, Landmark Tower, Minato Mirai 21 and the Yokohama Grand Hotel
The glowing facade of the Red Brick Warehouse after sunset
The blue lights of the Yokohama Bay Bridge deep in the background of the Red Brick Warehouse
Friday night family fun at the Red Brick Warehouse ice skating rink. The tower of the Yokohama Customs Museum is illuminated in the background.
The colorful streets of Yokohama’s Chinatown
Fukahire Man, a masked wrestler mascot for the Kouseiwa restaurant in Yokohama’s Chinatown. His head is shaped like the famous steamed buns you’ll find around town.
The bright lights and ornate decorations of Yokohama’s Chinatown
I always wanted to travel, but never took the first step until I met my awesome travel buddy and wife. Together, we've been to more than 20 countries on five continents and don't plan on stopping anytime soon!
I need to visit.
Absolutely! It’s a great day trip from Tokyo and there’s a ton to do and see.