Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city and is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture.
The Great Kanto Earthquake in September 1923 totally devastated Yokohama, turning Yokohama into a sea of flames. The earthquake left 60000 house destroyed and 20,000 dead, bringing Yokohama to its knees. However, Yokohama had almost completely recovered by 1929.
In 1945, the bombing by the USA Yokohama was burnt to the ground by repeated bombings. Especially in the air raid on May 29, a total of 14,157 died, were injured or went missing, 79,017 houses were destroyed, and 42 percent of the city area was burnt to ashes.
When Yokohama Port was opened, the city was quick to embrace a foreign food culture. The city is also known as the birth place of Japanese ice cream.
Yokohama Daiseikai, is a Chinese food entertainment museum. The museum is modelled on an amusement centre Daiseika, which has existed in Shanghai since the early 1900s. Visitors can learn about the history, art and culture, of China, and enjoy creative Chinese dishes. Shinyokohama Raumen Museum is an amusement park about Raumen.
It has one of the biggest China towns in the world, more than 500 restaurants and groceries stores. China town is surrounded by four main gates, Zenrin-mon Gate Enpei-mon Gate, Seiyo-mon Gate, and Choyo-mon Gate. I
The heart of the city is the water front district, Kannai, where the port authority, customs house, and municipal and prefecture government offices are located.
Japans first cocktail named Bamboo was originally invented in Yokohama, in 1889. A dry cocktail Bamboo contains Dry Sherry and Dry Vermouth.
Many places offering great night views that are designated as Japanese Night View Heritages. Yokohamas popular sightseeing spots are safe and well maintained, people can feel safe to walk around even at night. Harbour View Park Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen has an observation deck that presents magnificent night scene. Also a sailing ship Hikawa-Maru, sitting in front of Yamashita Park, is beautifully lit up at night. Yokohama Red Warehouses Park is also very popular as a night viewing spot.
The sky garden which is 273 meters high. is the highest observatory in Japan. This observatory is situated on the 69th floor of the Landmark Tower. Visitors are whisked up to the deck in only 40 seconds from the second floor lobby, aboard the world’s fastest elevator. There you can enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of points up to 80 kilometres away.