In 1859, this area was first opened to foreign trade on the basis of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. At that time, western people lived in a settlement that was placed inside the old Kannai and Yamate areas. On the other hand, the Japanese had shops and houses outside Kannai. Today’s Yokohama Stadium was a borderline between the westerners and Japanese in those days.
This area features a port, long-established stores, and museums, and we can feel the atmosphere of a stylish port town.
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1 Yokohama Museum of Cultural History: Local history and lovely dome
2 Yamashita Koen Park: The best spot of Yokohama!
3-1 Osanbashi Pier: Unique International Pier & Passenger Terminal
3-2 The deck of Osanbashi Pier: Enjoy the view and the fresh sea breeze
4 Royal Wing Yokohama Bay Cruise: Amazing lunch/ dinner tour
5 Zo-no-hana (elephant nose) Park: Classy bayside park
6 Yokohama Park & Garden: Park just in front of JR Kannai Station
7 Yurindo Books: 100-year old book & stationary shop. Great souvenirs.
8 Ginza Isomura: A great kushiage restaurant near Kannai Station