When you think of Yokohama, if you studied Japanese history, you will know that it is famous as the "opening port". During the beginning of the Meiji Restoration, Yokohama was opened as a door to the outside world so it is overflowing with different foreign cultures. The town is energetic in a way that is a little different from Tokyo, which makes it fun just to stroll around in the area. There are many amusement establishments including the China Town, Yokohama Minatomirai 21 and Landmark Tower. Recently, the world champion's home-cooked "Chinese Bun" which was highly praised by the gold medalist, Shizuka Arakawa, has become very popular.

There are many tourist attractions around the area!!

There are many tourist attractions in Yokohama including Yokohama China Town, Minato Mirai, and Kamakura. If you go just a little further, you will get to the most famous hot springs resort area in Japan, Hakone! In Shin-yokohama there is a big concert hall, so why don't you go to a famous artist's concert on your way home from school??? On weekends, you can also take a shinkansen from Shin-yokohama to Kyoto or Osaka to increase your fun memories in Japan!!