Yokohama is considered fondly as the ‘the birthplace of Japanese modernity’. It was the first port of Japan, forging a bridge between Japan and the rest of the world and providing a platform for the city to be the source of many firsts for Japan. Yokohama encapsulates the true essence of a Japanese city with its bustle, sophistication, and convenience, juxtaposed with a lazy seaside charm owed to wide streets and sweeping views across Tokyo Bay. People often joke that Yokohama is where you go to get a break from Tokyo, Yokohama to Tokyo only being 30 minutes by train, and there’s no mystery as to why it is a busy tourist hub. Do plan your trip with the weather in mind though – in my part of the world each season provides a new canvas. Rich in history and culture, packed bars and amazing food spilling out from every crevice, with so many things to see and do, what to do in Yokohama is a rhetorical question. Here is a list of the top things to do in Yokohama, my beautiful city.