Because Yokohama is so close to Tokyo, many of the two cities' economic and other activities are linked. Indeed, people outside Japan probably find it hard to see a difference between the two cities. In practice, however, Yokohama has its own unique culture, industry, and commerce. The city is independent in both political and economic terms and offers its own attractions and services.
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Natural Environment / Geography
Located on the edge of Tokyo Bay, Yokohama is a mere 28 minutes away from Tokyo. Shinkansen (bullet train) service from Shin-Yokohama Station places Kyoto, Osaka and other parts of Japan within easy reach.
|Tokyo||28 minutes by train|
|Narita International Airport||90 minutes by train|
|Haneda International Airport||24 minutes by train|
|Kyoto & Osaka||less than 2.5 hours by Shinkansen (bullet train)|