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Regions of Japan

Hokkaido Tohoku Hokuriku
Shinetsu
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
Sub-zero temperatures and the greatest of outdoor environments, complemented by sizzling soul food and warm-hearted welcomes. 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
Sleek apple-red and electric-green shinkansen whisk you up to a haven of fresh powder snow, fresh fruit and fearsome folk legends Fearsome festivals, fresh powder and vast fruit orchards—the rugged northern territory of Tohoku offers a fresh perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
Mountains and sea meet in one of Japan's wildest regions, and the result is sheer beauty. Once largely inaccessible, Hokuriku is now reachable by shinkansen from Tokyo in a matter of hours 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
Characterized by the constant buzz of the world's most populous metropolitan area, the Kanto region is surprisingly green with an array of escapes that include mountainous getaways and subtropical islands Experience diversity at its fullest, from the neon of Tokyo to the ski slopes of Gunma, exotic wildlife of the Ogasawara Islands and cultural heritage of Kamakura
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Served by the shinkansen line that connects Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, the Tokai region provides plenty of interesting diversions and easy excursions Tokai means "eastern sea," and this region stretches east from Tokyo to Kyoto and includes blockbuster attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
From raucous nights out to outdoor thrills to peaceful reverie, trying to categorize the Kansai region is a futile task The Kansai region is one of extreme contrasts—the neon lights of Osaka and glittering Kobe nightscape, the peaceful realms of Shiga, Wakayama and Nara, and the cultured refinement of Kyoto
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Less-traveled and delightfully inaccessible at times, the Chugoku region is a reminder that the journey is sometimes more important than the destination Welcome to Japan's warm and friendly western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Providing the stage for literary classics, fevered dancing and natural wonders 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
Easily reached by land, sea and air, the dynamic Kyushu prefectures are bubbling with energy, culture and activity The southern island of Kyushu is home to volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky, succulent seafood, steaming hot springs and the country's hottest entrepreneurial town
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Ruins and recreated castles of the Ryukyu kings nestle amid magnificent beaches in Okinawa, a diver's paradise teeming with an amazing array of coral and undersea life 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

Sakuragicho is your gateway to downtown Yokohama

Sakuragicho is a popular meeting spot for locals going out to dine or have fun in Yokohama. It's also a convenient place to start an excursion to explore the downtown area.

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 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.

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

Home of Japan’s trains

Japan's first railway opened here with a line running between Yokohama and Shinbashi 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 at Sakuragicho

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 is now for pedestrians. Make sure to 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 places of interest nearby 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, Iseyama-jinja Shrine, Enmei-in Temple, Kamonyama Park, the Yokohama Noh Theater, and Yokohama Chinatown.

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

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