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Yokohama Port Festival 2018 A festival celebrating the opening of Yokohama port. The main site of the festival is at Rinko Park in the Minato Mirai 21 area. On the seaborne area, you can test-ride the ships. On land, there will be music concerts and performances on stage. You may also enjoy a collaborative spectacle of fireworks with sounds and laser. Information Area Minato Mirai 21 / Sakuragi-cho June 1st (Fri.) to June 2nd (Sat.)...

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In Japan, there is a traditional custom to appreciate the beauty of the flowers, especially cherry blossoms (sakura) in the spring time. Yokohama is blessed with the scenery of both traditional and modern architecture which blends well with the cherry blossoms. Below are the top 10 popular cherry blossom viewing spots. Most of the spots are free, making them affordable places to enjoy the authentic Japanese beauty. Cherry Blossom...

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February brings some of the most fun holidays to celebrate to the world: Setsubun in Japan, the Lunar New Year in China, Presidents Day, and of course Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate your love for Japan than to learn about traditional Japanese weddings? Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is a shrine complex with a rich history just a few minutes away from the Kamakura Station. Indisputably the most important shrine in the city...

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One Day in: Yokohama

One Day in: Yokohama


Posted By on Aug 6, 2015

24 hours on the clock and so much to do. Welcome to Yokohama. With  several neighborhoods and shopping districts, it’s impossible to take in the city in one day. For visitors with limited time, we present a short guide to Yokohama. A quick train ride from western Tokyo, Yokohama is the next big city in eastern Japan. Shin-Yokohama Station acts as a hub for the shinkansen (bullet trains) in the area, while Chinatown is the...

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Easily accessible from Tokyo, Hakone is the perfect weekend getaway. For those visiting Japan on a tight schedule, Hakone offers the calm of nature, the excitement of adventure, and the wonder of traditional Japan all in one. Before arriving in Hakone, visitors are strongly advised to purchase the “Hakone Free Pass” in order to take advantage of discounts and cheaper transportation. It can be purchased at stations on the...

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Have you ever wished to visit the famous bamboo forest in Arashiyama, but couldn’t because you were only going to Tokyo? Did you know that nearby Tokyo there is another bamboo forest? Because there is! Hokokuji temple is hidden amidst an ordinary residential area, so many do not know about it. People call it the “Bamboo Temple” and as word gets out about it, many foreigners have begun making trips just to see this...

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