Yokohama: Ramen, amusement parks and the baddest Halloween party around

By GaijinPot Travel

Cosmopolitan Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city, will host seven 2019 Rugby World Cup games including the final match.

With just a bit less ruckus than Tokyo — but just as much exciting nightlife — this city in Kanagawa Prefecture is the perfect place to party after the rugby games.

The city’s gorgeous seaside downtown gives off laid-back vibes with views of Tokyo Bay.

What to do before and after the Rugby World Cup

BBQ Beer Garden

Crack open a cold one at the Yamate Rose Terrace with stunning views of the Yokohama Bay Bridge.

Kawasaki Halloween Party

This month-long celebration includes DJs, drag queens, horror movie screenings and pole dancers — everything you need for a killer afterparty. Don’t miss the main parade on Oct 27, before the semifinals.

What to eat

Iekei Ramen

Yokohama’s signature ramen combines tonkotsu (pork bone) broth and soy sauce broth for a decadent flavor. Get ready for a delicious food coma.

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Minato Mirai and Chinatown are great, but a whole article about the attractions of Yokohama and no mention of the Yamate area and the former foreign settlement of The Bluff? Still a few early 20th century European style buildings left up there, all of which you can visit, the Glover Garden, a great vibe around the surrounding area and lots of cafes/restaurants, street life. Also great views out over Yokohama.

And if you've read anything about the Great Kanto Earthquake and the accounts of the survivors, you can look down at the city and wonder how the hell anyone survived that thing.

Great city, love it.

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That Kawasaki Halloween party is not the baddest Halloween party - mine is! For one thing I got candy corn.

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Always preferred Yokohama to Tokyo. But it seriously needs more vegetarian or vegetarian-friendly restaurants.

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