Yokohama is the second most populous city after Tokyo, its neighbour. It’s an industrial and commercial city. Yokohama Port is often the boarding or disembarking port for cruises in Japan. It is also a port of call to visit Tokyo - see Tokyo page.
The port was founded in 1859 when Yokohama was a small village of 600 inhabitants. The city was devastated by the Kanto earthquake on September 1, 1923 and during World War II.