Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Japan - Yokohama Skyline

Yokohama lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.
The highlights points of interest are the Landmark Tower which is the tallest building in Japan, Queen's Square Yokohama (a shopping mall) and the Cosmo Clock 21, which was the largest Ferris wheel in the world when it was built in 1989 and which also doubles as "the world's biggest clock".

Japan's second-biggest city, Yokohama is just a short distance south of Tokyo. Yokohama has long been the capital city of the Kanagawa Prefecture and is considered part of the sprawling Greater Tokyo area.

Once a maritime town and standing on Japan's eastern coast, Yokohama has grown into a thriving port city and is filled with its own unique character and tourist appeal. Yokohama makes a pleasant contrast to the somewhat more hectic lifestyle in nearby Tokyo and is full of interest, with highlights including the restaurants around its buzzing Chinatown district, and the particularly tourist friendly seafront development known as Minato Mirai 21.

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