Located along Tokyo Bay about 35 km south of Tokyo, Yokohama is the second most populated city in Japan, and one of the country’s most important ports and commercial hubs. Once an isolated fishing village, Yokohama grew to a large center of international trade before being devastated by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and firebombing during World War II. Today, the resurgent city has become popular with expats and tourists, who can find many great places for running in Yokohama.
For many, the favorite running route in Yokohama is along the Minato Mirai bay area, incorporating beautiful Yamashita and Harbor View parks. Other large parks for running include Shin-Yokohama Park, Marine Park, and the elliptical course around Negishi Shinrin Park. For a longer run, the best option is the seemingly endless path along the Tsurumi River.
Yokohama has an extensive rail and subwaysystem, which is widely considered the best way to get around the city and connect to Tokyo. There are also a couple of tourist buses and taxis which are convenient for visitors to see the sights as well as access some of our running routes.