People have a general perception that Tokyo is far more attractive and beautiful as compared to Yokohama but it is not true at all. If you have visited Yokohama, you will be aware of the fact that a visit to Yokohama is capable of capturing your heart with its superb attractions. There are a number of places in this city that provide a chance to explore this city. If you also want to explore Yokohama’s attractions then read this post as I am going to describe some of its most beautiful and popular attractions.
Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama is featured with all fishy attractions as well as penguins and polar bears. If you want to have a closer view of stringrays and beautiful fish, you can do so by passing through an underwater tunnel. Here you can also enjoy marine performances like that of dolphins and seals. The seaside amusement park, with this aquarium, is also a worth-watching place and has attractions like roller coasters and much more.
Harbor View Hill Park
This park is located at atop of hill and is featured with a raised platform from where you can see a stunning view of harbor and Yokohama Bay. If you will visit this park during daytime, you will find an opportunity to watch ships passing in and out of the harbor. Another opportunity which you can avail here is to spend and enjoy your time by walking through rose garden which is park’s most popular attraction. I really like this place because after sunset, this park turns into a beautiful romantic place. If you have recently got married, you should definitely visit this park. You will enjoy one of the best nighttime views of blue-lit Bay Bridge with your loved one.
Yokohama Cosmo World
Yokohama Cosmo World is another amusement park which has canal running through middle. Here you will not only find a lot of attractions but also you will enjoy some of the contemporary and exciting rides. Major attractions in this amusement park include a simulation theater and a roller coaster. You will really enjoy your visit to Yokohama Cosmo World. No…… Cosmo World’s attractions are not limited to a roller coaster only as you will also find a Ferris wheel here which boasts of being the largest in the world so visit this amusement park and have a wonderful time.
This zoo is the most loved attraction of Yokohama because it is free. Yes….absolutely free. This free zoo was opened in April 1951 covering an area of 24 acres. It is a public park having about 1400 animals which also include some exotic animals. Animals which are kept here include giraffes, zebras, red pandas, camels, lion, tigers, owls, love birds, reptiles, ducks, penguins etc. In short, you will find almost all kinds and species of animals here in this zoo. Another zoo named Makigahara Children’s Zoo is located within Nogeyama Zoo that was opened in 1979. It contains small animals like pigs, mice, chickens, snakes and pigeons.
Some other exciting and thrilling activities in Yokohama can be found on a pedestrian walkway named Sky Walk. Along the Sky Walk, you will find telescopes to view some of the popular and major attractions of this city including Minato Mirai, Yamashita Park, port of Yokohama, old Marine Tower etc. If you ever have a chance to go to Yokohama, must visit this attraction as it will make your trip memorable.
This was brief description of some of the major attractions of Yokohama. I hope that each word of this post will increase your urge to visit this wonderful city.