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Prefecture/City: Yokohama City
Capital/Prefecture: Kanagawa Prefecture
Governor/Mayor: Fumiko Hayashi
Area: 434.98 square km (167.95 square miles)
Population: 3,703,998 as of November 2013
Flower: Rose
Tree: Camellia, Japanese chinquapin, Sasanqua, Sweet viburnum, Gingko, Japanese zelkova
Business & Industry:

Yokohama City’s GDP was 1.26 trillion yen in 2010, roughly equivalent to those of Hungary and New Zealand. Yokohama gathers businesses of various sizes and industries from world-class enterprises to small and medium-size companies with advanced technologies. The city also provides services that support business management in Yokohama.

Tourism & Culture:

Yokohama is famous for its abundant sightseeing spots. The Minatomirai area is an entertainment complex with shopping malls, an amusement park and movie theaters. In Motomachi, Yamashita Park and Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery are famous sightseeing spots. At the Shinyokohama Ramen Museum you can enjoy various ramen noodles.

Famous for:

Yokohama’s Chinatown, Japan’s largest, has many gorgeous Chinese restaurants. Yokohama Bayside Marina is the biggest marina in Japan, and holds 1,500 boats and yachts.