Rich in history and ambience, Yokohama is an ideal destination for shopaholics eager to explore a new face of Japan--one that balances sophistication and comfort with the charm of a cosmopolitan city. Just 30 minutes by train from Tokyo or a quick direct bus from Haneda Airport, Yokohama's offerings are easily accessible for all visitors. Yokohama is also conveniently accessed via Shinkansen at Shin-Yokohama Station.
As one of Japan's first and leading international port cities, Yokohama exudes an air that is refined and modern, while retaining its historical character as one of the first places foreigners settled after the opening of Japan to the West. This unique heritage is recognizable in the architecture of numerous buildings throughout the city, which has now also established a reputation as a destination where lovers of fine art, good music, great food, and excellent shopping can wander to their heart's delight.
Wide, open, and free--and yet cozy and intimate at the same time--no matter when you visit, there is a profound and characteristic comfortableness in Yokohama which cannot be easily found in neighboring Tokyo. An elegance both old and new pervades every pore of the city, where the leisurely pace of inhabitants makes it is easy to lose track of time.
For those with shopping on their mind, Yokohama is home to several large shopping malls, many famous department stores, and countless boutiques with original and memorable items for sale. After shopping your heart out, head to one of the city's numerous view points to admire Yokohama's distinctive skyline, sparkling at night, or take a break at one of the city's hidden spots: little-known places that offer experiences a little bit off the beaten path. Come to Yokohama and treat yourself to an unforgettable shopping adventure.
Rail: From Tokyo, several train lines exist that take passengers to Yokohama in about 30 minutes or less: the Tokyu Toyoko line departing from Shibuya, the JR Shonan Shinjuku line departing from Shinjuku and Shibuya, and the JR Tokaido, Yokosuka, and Keihin-Tohoku lines departing from Tokyo and Shinagawa.
Shinkansen: The JR Tokaido Shinkansen is convenient for travellers departing from western and southern Japanese cities such as Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Hakata.
Air: The closest airports are Haneda Airport and Narita Airport. From Haneda, the Keikyu Keihinkyuko line can take passengers to Yokohama in as little as 20 minutes. Direct buses or airport limousines departing from both Haneda and Narita to Yokohama are also available and very convenient.
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