Yokohama has been a city of innovation and commerce since the late nineteenth century and now exists as Japan’s second-largest city, its resident population just larger than that of Chicago.  The country’s biggest port city, Yokohama boasts a large demographic of Westerners and Chinese, a diversity evident in its stunning Chinatown district.  In fact, most of Yokohama’s tourist attractions are parsed into neighborhoods, the monuments and museums testifying to the city’s strong national pride and international identity.

Perhaps the most fascinating and complex of these boroughs would be the Minato Mirai 21 Area , which contains the city’s Museum of Art , home to stunning collections of contemporary works, particularly in the genres of surrealism and photography.  
Also in Minato Mirai is the Kishamichi Promenade , with over 1500 feet of vistas and shops, and the floating Minato Mirai Pukarin Sanbashi Pier.  

The Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum is dedicated to technological edutainment, and the Nippon-Maru Memorial Park is a gorgeous museum of harbors and ships.  In a similar vein, the Yokohama Maritime Museum evidences further the cultural legacies the sea has bequeathed to the city.

Yokohama’s Chinatown
is one of the biggest Chinatowns in the world, hosting hundreds upon hundreds of dining establishments and stores that, altogether, add a most diverse veneer to a city of varied heritage and sense of self.

For an overflowing list of Yokohama attractions , check here .