This year is the 155th anniversary of the opening of the port and, to celebrate, the city is holding its annual Yokohama Central Town Festival in
Attractions start on the Friday with an opening ceremony featuring performances by
The festival continues through Sunday and features various attractions and stage performances at six locations -- Bashamichi, Kannai, Motomachi and
Over the weekend, the six venues will offer music and dance performances; a highlight will be shows by official cheerleading groups of the Yokohama DeNA Baystars and Yokohama F. Marinos baseball teams. Other performances emphasize the city's importance in the spread of foreign culture, through examples of traditional Chinese and South Korean dance and music as well as belly-dancing and hula shows.
Other attractions include a glimpse into the past in the Bashamichi area, where a parade of 80 classic cars will travel down
If you want to actively get involved, organizers have also prepared a walking course stamp rally, and those who complete it will receive some token gifts.
Yokohama Central Town Festival takes place from
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