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Welcome to Yokohama


Yokohama is located in the centre of Japan, along the coastline of Japan’s Pacific Ocean, and one of the 15 Japanese Government-designated cities. The total population of Yokohama is 3.7 million persons, making the city the second largest after Tokyo’s 23 Wards. A number of foreign enterprises have established their branches in Yokohama by taking full advantage of the Yokohama Port which is an international trading port. Yokohama is a city of dreams for every Japanese person as well as its local citizens who are very proud of living here because it is not only very famous as a tourist mecca, but also has every urban function including, but not limited to, business and culture.

[Official Visitors' Guide]

Yokohama in Brief


  1. The second largest city in Japan, located in 30 minutes distance from Tokyo by train or car
  2. The national center for "Life Innovation" designated by the national government with a huge R&D investment in Life Sciences (i.e. RIKEN)
  3. Has 28 universities, with medical schools strong in bioscience and biotechnology fields, and many IEEE member professors
  4. The International Tropical Timber Organization, World Food Program, Food and Agriculture Organization and United Nations University International Advanced Studies have a presence in Yokohama
  5. Over 13,000 rooms in the City, including five-star hotels such as the InterContinental
  6. Over 20,000 shops in the whole City- boutiques, department stores, shopping malls
  7. Over 34 million tourist visitors yearly, and a gateway to favorite touristic areas: Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto