Yokohama is located only 28 kilometers west of Tokyo. Access is easy and quick, allowing visitors to arrive by train from Tokyo Station in approximately 30 minutes - and 25 minutes from Haneda Airport.
Yokohama was developed 150 years ago as Japan’s trading port, and the modernization of the country can be said to have started here. The western culinary culture of beer and bread, telephone and railway technology, and western medicine and science, were spread throughout Japan via Yokohama. Even today, there are many popular tourism spots, places for true Japanese cuisine and scenery, beautiful port areas and Japan’s leading shopping zones; the city has become highly satisfying to visitors.
Yokohama also has a large-scale convention facility called Pacifico Yokohama and many world branch hotels, allowing organisations to hold large-scale conventions for over 10,000 people down to small, incentive gatherings. There has been APEC summit meetings; medicine, science, technology, industry, arts and culture conventions; as well as many other genres covered and incentive tours. It's fair to say Yokohama is now a convention city representing Japan as a whole.
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