Host CityYokohama - the starting point of Japan’s modernization
Facing the Tokyo Bay, Yokohama is a tranquil harbour city forming a part of the Greater Tokyo Area; just half an hour away from the capital Tokyo.
Yokohama is the first harbour city introduced to the world as the door to Japan.
Since the time its port was opened, Yokohama has acquired new cultures and new knowledge including western medical science from foreign lands and has introduced to Japan its many “first”; thereby earning its title as the birthplace of Japan’s modern culture.
Now, the city has grown to become the second largest city in Japan with over 3.7 million in population.> Yokohama Official Visitors' Guide