Yokohama, Japan, is the ultimate tourist destination for those who love tranquility. Located just south of the country’s capital Tokyo, Yokohama is surrounded by bodies of water that provide the serene ambience in the city. Aside from the picturesque natural wonders the city has to offer, a fusion of historical sites and modern tourist attractions are also a feast for any traveler’s eye. Vibrant, yet peaceful, that’s a cool way of describing a cool city.
Planning for a trip to Yokohama? Check out these places of interest to make your travel to this beautiful city an enjoyable and unforgettable one.
• Kanagawa Prefectural Kanazawa Bunko Museum
A good way of learning a lot about Japan’s colorful history and tradition is to pay a visit to their various museums. In Yokohama alone, tourists are provided with a number of museums to choose from. One of them is the famous Kanagawa Museum which contains the Kamakura sculpture, numerous philosophical writings of the Buddhist religion and Song period celadon. In addition, this museum houses an extensive collection of the works of the Hojo family, who contributed a lot to Japan’s history. Another aspect that would surely draw the attention of tourists is the exterior of the museum which was in classic Japanese design. It is described by many as anything but ordinary.
• Silk Museum and Yokohama Museum of Art
Exhibiting the rich silk industry in Japan, the Silk Museum is one tourist spot many visitors would not forget. Also inside the city is Yokohama Doll Museum, which houses a wide array of ancient to modern paintings and other artworks.
• Minato Mirai 21 Yokohama Pavilion and Yokohama Sky Walk
If you’re a tourist who enjoys scenic views from perfect edifices, then, a visit to Minato Mirai 21 and Yokohama Sky Walk is something you wouldn’t want to miss! Take a trip to these exciting landmarks and you are sure to be satisfied by the tranquility and beauty you’ll find. Minato Mirai 21 is a stunning complex displaying modern structures which has a great view of the seas below. Yokohama Sky Walk is definitely a must-see, since its view of the clear blue Yokohama sky is just as breathtaking.
• Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers
More than just a place to stay in, Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers, promises its customers a relaxing atmosphere, and most of all, a welcoming staff. And visitors experience that exactly! Feel like you’re traveling back in time as the ambience brought by the awesome structure and room designs of this hotel pleases your eye.