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Yokohama from the Landmark Tower

Yokohama is the third largest town in Japan, only 30 minutes by car or train from Tokyo.
More than 3.27 million people live in Yokohama

Yokohama dates back to the 11th century but it was first when the port was opened in 1859 that the town started to grow. The port is today the most important in the Tokyo Bay.

The Landmark Tower from which Takashi Sugiura made the panorama is the tallest building in Japan, 296 m / 972 ft. It is situated in the large shopping area Minato Mirai 21 which also has one of the world's largest convention centers, It includes the roundly shaped Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel, which, you can see when you look down to the left of the Green Ferris wheel

The large Ferris wheel is one of the largest in the world, with a capacity of 480 passengers and a height of 112.5 meters.

On September 1st, 1923 The Great Kanto Earthquake totally destroyed Yokohama. 20,000 dead and and 60,000 houses were destroyed

Still Yokohama had almost completely been rebuilt by 1929. Again in 1945 the city was burnt to the ground by the US bombings.

In one air raid on May 29, 42 percent of the city area was burnt to ashes. 14,157 died, were injured or missing, 79,017 houses were destroyed.

City of Yokohama
Landmark Tower

Car Rental Yokohama

Cheap flights to Yokohama

VR Photo: Takashi Sugiura

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