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Yokohama

About Yokohama

3,732,616 in city
35,200,000 in metro
437 km² (169 mi²)
1 m
Now Japan's second largest city, a bustling metropolis with a thriving port and a stunning waterfront, Yokohama was largely insignificant until the middle of the nineteenth century. The immediate area has been populated for centuries, with many historical sites remaining from the Yayoi Period (300BC to 300AD) and the Kamakura Shogunate (1192 to 1333). But modern Yokohama remained a small fishing village until the 1850s, when in 1855 international trade rights for foreign vessels were transferred there. In 1872, Japan's first railroad was built to connect Yokohama with Shimbashi in Tokyo, reinforcing a growth that would transform this small village into a port city of 3 million in just over a century. Today's Yokohama boasts one of the world's most stunning high-rise waterfronts, with Japan's tallest building as its pinnacle. The city's skyline grew almost entirely during the 1990s, when a massive project known as Minato Mirai 21 regenerated the dock area of Nishi-ku. The project is still continuing, with residential towers now joining the office and hotel towers built over the last decade.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
379 All Buildings
346
existing
10
under construction
16
planned
3
unbuilt
4
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Yokohama Landmark Tower 972 ft 1993
2 Queen's Tower A 564 ft 1995
3 Yokohama Diamond Building 513 ft 2009
4 The Bank of Yokohama Head Office 500 ft 1993
5 Yokohama Mitsui Building 499 ft 2012