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Yokohama Nightlife, Japan

Sundown is never gloom time in Japan's acclaimed port city of Yokohama. If touring the city at day fails to satisfy or fatigue you out, the city’s nightlife offers more indeed. In Yokohama--one of the certified most tourist-friendly cities on the planet--are the countless night-happening places where you can hang out with your friends or seek out new ones.

There are countless cafes where you can stay until the wee hours of the night talking to friends and family savoring the various coffee blends and brews the city has to offer. Bars and all-night open pubs take you to where the city life beats and dances come sundown. Never forget the various beers delightful cocktails and drinks offered. These along with the unforgettable cuisine and delicacies will make you remember Yokohama not just an established international port city but as a truly nightlife happening place.

You can also relax with friends in the many karaoke pubs and lounges--those songs are addictive, or sample the relaxing massage salons along many districts. If disco and modern dance is not your thing, there are also jazz spots.

Night shopping can take most of your time too. So do sample the various shopping bazaars and malls around the city, and when you get tired, tour the stretch of restaurants after you've visited most of what the shopping district has to offer.

Yokohama is a city where various cultures meet and melt. So don't be surprised to meet many nationals who can tell you stories of their stay and travel in this city. The solo sojourners can avoid the hustle and bustle of the throbbing night life in the quiet city parks, or you can go to the many theaters open at night.

For the drinkers there are some noteworthy places to check out. One is the Oriental Café, a smallish diner that continuously plays house music. When you visit, you'll notice that the interior motif is in tandem with just the easy music being played there. For a good and easy night out and if you're on a small budget, this place is cool.

Another one is the Motion Blue. If you love Jazz, you need to see and hear this place. Offering nouvelle cuisine and very fine wines & cocktails (not to mention some live musical performances) this is the place to be.

If you want a quiet place, go to Rai's Bar. This sports a homey-looking drinking den and has an expert man at the bar. Loud people fast and jarring music you won't find here. Perfect for brining clients so you can talk deals over or you can come with family and friends.

Now for the dynamite-wanting visitors, if you want some hip-hop dancing action music and the drinks to go with the music, be at Club Dynamite. It's home to hip-hop and rhythm and blues and DJs that fire up the night.

Historically Yokohama is one of the most foreigner-visited cities in Japan being the first port the Shogunate officially opened to trade with the West. Naturally, with trade comes cultural influences and an influx of foreigners. This is why Yokohoma has such a multicultural feel blends of China and Japan expats owning and manning bars. Yokohama’s hearth is not beating just in the hours of the sun, but also and maybe more so when the sun comes down.

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