Kannai is the heart of administrative and commercial Yokohama, with the Kanagawa Prefectural Government offices, the Yokohama Municipal Government offices, Kanagawa Prefectural Police Headquarters, other governmental offices as well as major business offices within its borders. Kannai encompasses the old districts of Bashamichi, Chinatown, and Yamashita Park, making Kannai a major tourist destination in Yokohama, rivaling the adjacent Minato Mirai 21.

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Nostalgia in Yokohama

Yokohama is still something of a grand dame. Perhaps no longer the celebrated talk of the town, but with sparkle showing that, in her heyday, she was a beauty to be reckoned with.The long wandering walk from Kannai to Nihon Oodori gives a glimpse into the exciting Meiji and Showa days, when thi…(206 words)

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Located just a few minutes' walk from JR Kannai Station lies a stretch of street 1.2 kilometers long bettter known to locals as Isezakicho Mall. It is a car-free zone loaded with various shops and stores.Before Motomachi and Yokohama Station became popular, Isezakicho was the only large shoppin…(277 words)

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