Yokohama, once a small fishing village, became one of the first foreign trade ports in Japan. It's hard to believe that the city is now bustling with nomads that come to colive and enjoy the waterfront dining, glamorous shopping, and stunning museums.
Only a 30-minute train ride south of Tokyo, the city is known for its beautiful sightseeing experiences and quirky western vibe. Whether it is a traditional cuisine, Japan's biggest Chinatown, or yoga by the sea, Yokohama has it all.
Yamashita Park is next to the water and connects most of Yokohama's attractions with safe and green walkways. The sea bus is the perfect way to learn more about the city from the water. Whether you're looking for short or long trips, this is where to experience a sundowner, a delicious meal, and entertainment. The sea bus is one of the best ways to view the city in all its glory.
Yokohama skyline is Minato Mirai, with shopping and attractions; this area holds many of Yokohama's main attractions. Landmark Tower is one of Yokohama's gems. Dubbed the tallest building in Japan, the tower has a remarkable view of the city and beyond from the Sky Garden observation deck.
Yokohama wouldn't be Japan without ramen, and the Ramen Museum is the ultimate experience. The museum is an indoor replica of the Shitamaehi area in Tokyo sometime in the 1950s. The museum offers samples of different types of ramen served throughout Japan. If you are looking for something more whimsical, the Cup Noodle Museum allows you to design your own special cup for your noodles.
Yokohama is known for its shopping the quality, and variety. The city has many streets dedicated to shopping like Motomachi that has a very chic European feel. However, surprisingly Chinatown in Yokohama is a favorite throughout locals and visitors. With over 300 stores and restaurants, this Chinatown is said to be the largest in Japan and maybe even Asia.
Yokohama offers much to see, but the city is also one of the most important economic hubs in Japan. With a modern mind that's plain to see, it is very easy for digital nomads choosing to colive in Yokohama to adjust. The city is safe and easy to navigate. Coworking spots and coliving spaces are very popular, as people continue to enjoy working smarter, not harder.
Here are some fun facts about Yokohama:
- The city's modern allure is due to its need to compete with Tokyo back in the day
- Kirin Yokohama Beer Village offers a free guided tour, and even if you don't speak Japanese, hang in there because there are free beer samples and snacks at the end of the tour
- The giant Ferris wheel at Cosmo World amusement park is one of the tallest in the world
- Who knew you would find some of the best pie in Yokohama, Japan. The chicken pot pie at Pie Holic is the most popular