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Yokohama super city

April 17, 2014 by David Herd

Yokohama super city,  the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo, and most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.

Intercontinental hotel

Intercontinental hotel Yokohama Yokohama super city is really worth a visit, much of the city was destroyed on September 1, 1923 by the Great Kantō earthquake. The Yokohama police reported casualties at 30,771 dead and 47,908 injured.

A great looking building

Intercontinental Hotel For some really good deals at this magnificent hotel just bookmark this link.

Yokohama station

Yokohama super city Yokohama is a only 30 minutes from Tokyo on the metro, this mural is at the station.

My friend Kayo in Yokohama

Yokohama super city We walked a few kms past the Intercontinental hotel to the cruise terminal at Minato Mirai 21, then onto Chinatown for lunch.

Car Sharing Service

Yokohama Japan’s first one-way car sharing service with a large number of vehicles. The scheme, which enables the company to trial new concepts for mobility within urban areas, has been jointly organized with the City of Yokohama. Drivers will be able to rent units of NISSAN New Mobility CONCEPT, an ultra-compact electric vehicle. They will be able to drop off the car at a different location from where they started, enabling one-way travel.

Yamashita Park

Yokohama Yamashita Park Yamashita Park on the waterfront which opened in 1930. Much of Yokohama was destroyed on 1 September 1923 by the Great Kanto earthquake. Yokohama was rebuilt, only to be destroyed again by thirty-odd U.S. air raids during World War II. An estimated seven or eight thousand people were killed in a single morning on 29 May 1945 in what is now known as the Great Yokohama Air Raid, when B-29s firebombed the city and in just one hour and nine minutes reduced 42% of it to rubble.

Goddess of Water Statue in Yamashita Park

  Yokohama super city This section of the park is only a short walk to Chinatown.  

Seagulls resting on Hikawa Maru

  Yokohama super city  Hikawa Maru is a Japanese ocean liner that Yokohama Dock Company built for Nippon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha. She was launched on 30 September 1929 and made her maiden voyage from Kobe to Seattle on 13 May 1930.  

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Yokohama Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is a historical building that is used as a complex that includes a shopping mall, banquet hall, and event venues. The complex, officially known as the Newport Pier Tax Keeping Warehouse.

The coast guard


Yokohama super city

 Lots of interesting ships to see in Yokohama super city.


Cosmo Clock 21

Cosmo Clock 21 Cosmo Clock 21 is an enormous Ferris Wheel clock in Yokohama,  that, at 353 ft. (107 m), was the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel for eight years, from it’s construction in 1989 (for the ‘89 Yokohama Exposition) to 1997, and has been the world’s largest clock from 1989 to the present.


Chinatown Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown not only in Japan but also in Asia (larger than China-towns in both Kobe and Nagasaki) and it is one of the largest in the world.

Yokohama super city

David Herd Yokohama  

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