Yokohama is a fashionable port city located South-West of Tokyo. Japanese people enjoy going to Yokohama to visit places like Yamashita Park and Red Brick Warehouse, for a romantic date as well as for a nice outdoor family time with the kids. Because it is a port city, Yokohama hosts many international establishments and events. Chinatown in Yokohama is the largest and the most colorful of Japan's Chinatowns. Events like Oktoberfest, the German beer festival, take place in October annually in Yokohama as well.
Its proximity to Tokyo and its historical significance as a port city has allowed Yokohama to develop as a vibrant active city. Yokohama's relaxed lifestyle seduces Tokyoites, who commute everyday from the port city to the capital. It is still a very big city, but Yokohama definitely has a distinctive charm that makes it different from Tokyo.