Location

The City of Yokohama is a leading and creative international port city, 30 km south of Tokyo. Yokohama was the first harbour city introduced to the world as the gateway to Japan in 1859. Yokohama was damaged extensively by the Kanto Great Earthquake in 1923 and air raids during WWII. Yokohama twice recovered dramatically led by city planners and urban designers, and at present, there is a wealth of urban heritage in the centre of Yokohama. Yokohama City has a population of over 3.7 million and is the second largest city after Tokyo. It is a base for numerous headquarters including Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Yokohama City is also the metropolitan area’s leading tourist destination with 35 million tourists every year. The city is improving the experience for foreign tourists by installing English signage in the city area.