Jan 31, 2013 13:26 Asia/Seoul Time Zone
8 Ultimate Travel Routes to Get the Most Out of Yokohama Now Public at Yokohama Official Tourism Website
YOKOHAMA--(Korea Newswire) January 31, 2013 -- The Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau, an organization that promotes tourism in Yokohama City, publicized 8 recommended, differently themed routes on its newly redesigned Korean website.

Yokohama Official Tourism Website (Korean site): http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/kor/

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and attracts more than 22 million travelers annually. The scenic harbor, historic sites preserving the time of the opening of the port, energetic Yokohama Chinatown and shops and restaurants that leads the latest trend. Yokohama is full of unique fascination that continuously attracts people. These itineraries, which include both famous places and hangouts popular with the locals, cover all the fascinating spots for an enjoyable stay in Yokohama.

8 Ultimate Travel Routes to Get the Most Out of Yokohama:

1. A Romantic Date in an Exotic City
http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/kor/courses/city.html
Yokohama is at the cross roads of cultures with its Motomachi street portraying the old days of the port opening, “Yokohama Chinatown”, which is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, the serene Japanese garden “Sankeien” and the futuristic Bay Area. The city provides the stage for exciting and sometimes nostalgic experiences for couples.

2. Become an Actress While Visiting Locations of Films and Dramas
http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/kor/courses/heroine.html
The hillside Yamate is a residential area with elegant Western-style flavor famous for Western-style mansions and Harbor View Park and is an area that frequently appears in various films and TV dramas such as “HERO” and “Karei Naru Ichizoku (The Grand Family)”. Relax at a fancy café and stop by at boutiques after strolling around the hill. Before long, you will be a playing part in a drama.

3. The Best Night View Restaurants and Bars
http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/kor/courses/night.html
The 69-storey bar lounge overlooking the port of Yokohama and restaurants on the street side of illuminated historical buildings. The nocturnal city takes you out to a mystical world.

4. Kids Course Full of Fun and Discovery
http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/kor/courses/kids2.html
Yokohama is full of attractions to entertain kids. Shops where kids can meet anime characters, the indoor athletic facility KID-O-KID and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM where you can create original cup noodles. Every part of the city is a playground.

5. Underwater Walk at Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/kor/courses/kids.html
The highlight of this trip is Aqua Tube, a tunnel cutting through the aquarium as if you are walking under water. Sea Paradise is truly a theme park of the ocean encompassing Fureai (touch and learn) Lagoon, an attraction where you can interact with marine life, and thrill rides along the waterfront at the adjacent amusement park. Don’t miss Mitsui Outlet Park, a massive shopping mall which is located between central Yokohama and Sea Paradise.

6. Hidden Gems for Artist in You
http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/kor/courses/immerse.html
As the venue for Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama also has a reputation as a city of art. An antiquarian bookstore specializing in art books, galleries, public spaces for creators, concept bars and Yokohama Museum of Art; the city is full of places that stimulate your imagination.

7. The Must-See Itinerary
http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/kor/courses/sight.html
The all-inclusive course of Yokohama covering city’s symbol Landmark Tower, Yokohama Chinatown and the Yamate area for a view of the harbor from the top of the hill. Finish the trip on a boat and enjoy a teatime cruise in the bay.

8. Hands-on Factory Tours and Popular Raumen from Across Japan
http://www.welcome.city.yokohama.jp/kor/courses/learning.html
If you are a raumen fan, a visit to the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is a must. Here you can try the taste of the nine most popular raumen houses from all around Japan. Factory tours at Kirin Yokohama Beer Village and Nissan Engine Museum (by appointment only) allow you to peek behind the scenes of familiar products.

In addition to the above itineraries, the Yokohama Official Tourism Website provides information to help people understand about the city, including articles on the cafes and outstanding local eateries, that are popular among locals, detailed tourist maps, sightseeing information sorted by area and category and information about the history of Yokohama. The renewed website features numerous movies and images, maps with informative illustrations and place detail pages including photographs for a visual guide through Yokohama.
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