Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population (3,732,616), after Tokyo, and the most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu.
It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.
The city has a strong economic base, especially in the shipping, biotechnology, and semiconductor industries. Nissan moved its headquarters to Yokohama from Chūō, Tokyo in 2010.
Yokohama is serviced by the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, a high-speed rail line. Yokohama Station is also a major station, with two million passengers daily. The city also has a very large seaport.