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Regions of Japan

Hokkaido Tohoku Hokuriku
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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

Culture

Sakuragicho 桜木町

Gateway to downtown Yokohama

Sakuragicho is a popular meeting spot for locals going out to dine or have fun in Yokohama, as well as being a convenient starting point to explore the city's downtown district.

Quick Facts

The area got its name from the Sakura River, which used to flow nearby

Sakuragicho Station is considered the birthplace of Japan's railways

How to Get There

JR's Keihin-Tohoku and Negishi Lines, as well as the Yokohama Municipal Subway's Blue Line, serve Sakuragicho Station.

The station is two minutes from JR Yokohama Station and 16 minutes from Shin-Yokohama Station. For those coming from downtown Tokyo, it takes about 30 minutes from Shinagawa Station on the Keihin-Tohoku Line.

Home of Japan's trains

Japan's first railway opened here with a line running between Yokohama and Shimbashi in neighboring Tokyo. There is a monument in Sakuragicho commemorating the birth of what is today one of the world's most sophisticated nationwide rail networks.

Things to do and see

You'll find shopping and restaurants inside the lower floors of Cross Gate, a commercial complex across from Sakuragicho Station. Kishamichi Promenade is a wooden bridge with scenic views. Formerly part of a freight railway, it now acts as a pedestrian walkway. Come here to explore the picturesque waterfront scenery.

Visit Minato Mirai 21

Sakuragicho Station is also the gateway to Yokohama's famous Minato Mirai 21 district. Other nearby places of interest include the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, the Cup Noodles Museum, the Yokohama Museum of Art, the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall, Iseyamajinja Shrine, Enmei-in Temple, Kamonyama Park, the Yokohama Noh Theater, and Yokohama Chinatown.

Stop by the Sakuragicho Tourist Information Center, located inside Sakuragicho Station, for details on what to see and do in and around the area.

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