Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture and the second largest city in Japan, comprised of 18 wards with the population of 3,700,000.
Yokohama is located only half an hour away from Tokyo by train, and effectively forms a part of the giant conurbation.
It was the first port opened up to foreign trade after the opening of Japan in mid-19th century and consequently developed rapidly as Japan's prominent port city.
Today Yokohama is still is one of the cities most used to seeing foreigners and a popular choice among expats.
Minato Mirai 21, the seaside urban area in central Yokohama has a wealth of attractions including; Large High-rises, Shopping Centers, Museums, and also offers great international dining.
Kanagawa Prefecture is a relatively small prefecture but has a great variety of outdoor activities available; Hiking, Mountaineering, Sea Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, and much more.
The southeastern area nearby the Miura Peninsula is less urbanized, with the ancient city of Kamakura drawing tourists to Temples and Shrines.
The western part, bordered by Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture, is more mountainous and includes resort areas like Odawara and Hakone.
If you like beaches, Enoshima Island is the most popular one, from where you can see the stretch of other popular beaches.