Yokohama: A Port Town with It All *RERUN
Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, is a vibrant port city steeped in history. When Japan first opened its first doors to the West in the mid-19th century, they opened in Yokohama. Soon after, a foreign settlement was established, serving as a window to Western culture. Photographer Alfie Goodrich focuses his lens on the cosmopolitan port city, discovering its beauty and multicultural heritage.

Yokohama Chinatown

With a history of more than 150 years and over 600 restaurants, Yokohama Chinatown is undoubtedly the largest in Japan. The opulent Kantei-byo enshrines Kanwu, a hero from ancient China who is regarded as the deity of business. Anyone can visit to pray.

Former Yokohama Shokin Bank

It was built in the neo-Baroque style in 1904 by Japanese architect Yorinaka Tsumaki and showcased Yokohama's economic prosperity. It now serves as the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History.

Hotel New Grand

It opened in 1927 as a symbol of recovery from the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. After World War II it was requisitioned by the Allied Forces. The classical hotel's interior is a fusion of Eastern and Western design.

Access

From Tokyo to Yokohama it takes around 30 minutes by train. The city's Minatomirai Line takes you to Yokohama Port and Chinatown in 10 minutes.