Virtual Yokohama: launch of an interactive website

YOKOHAMA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) has launched a new website to introduce the world to the tourism and MICE elements of Japan’s second-largest city.

Named Virtual Yokohama, the platform enables the city to virtually host visits to business-related venues and continue to compete for conventions despite government restrictions on international travel.

The interactive website features 360˚ images and videos of local landscapes, landmarks, hotels, convention centers and attractions, as well as stylish illustrations by Satoshi Hashimoto, a Yokohama-born illustrator active in Japan and abroad.

Akiko Hosono, YCVB Trade Events Team Manager, said, “Virtual Yokohama was created to ensure that Yokohama continues to be the city of choice for people working in the tourism and MICE sectors, making it easy to experience the benefits of Yokohama in an online format.

As a compact city, with many of its major tourist attractions located within walking distance of its commercial center, Yokohama caters to both tourism and MICE needs, which are highlighted on the website.

There is information suitable for day visitors and those staying overnight. Options include four model itineraries, covering everything from classic sightseeing spots to off-the-beaten-track gems familiar only to locals, and half-day sightseeing tours, including ones that trace the history of Yokohama Port or present its panoramic views.

There are also videos showcasing eight unique locations where parties, seminars, and other business events can be held. Among those to choose from are Sky Garden, one of the highest observatories in Japan; the historic Sankeien Garden; and Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, whose premises, which include an aquarium and an amusement park, can be used exclusively.



  1. Virtual Yokohama can be accessed here:

About Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau:

The role of the Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) is to utilize the wealth of resources available to Yokohama City and the wider Kanagawa Prefecture, and to promote the area as an ideal destination for tourists. and international conventions. In doing so, the YCVB aims to revitalize the city of Yokohama and its surroundings, while promoting its globalization.




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