Located 20 mi/32 km southwest of Tokyo on Tokyo Bay, the important port city of Yokohama, Japan, was one of the first places where European and U.S. traders were allowed to settle in Japan.
After the massive Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and bombing during World War II, little remains of Yokohama's early days as a treaty port, but today the city bustles with ships from all over the world loading and unloading cargo; it's possible to take a harbor tour by boat for a firsthand inspection.... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.