Japan (Est. 1957)


Sister City since: 1957
Location: Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in theKantō region of the main island of Honshū
Climate: Humid subtropical
Population: 3,654,427
Other Sister Cities: Constanta, Romania; Lyon, France; Manila, Philippines; Mumbai, India; Odessa, Ukraine; Shanghai, China; Vancouver, Canada.
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San Diego and Yokohama have enjoyed fruitful ties since their affiliation began in 1957 under the San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society and has tremendously enriched the cultural life of residents in both cities through numerous exchanges, of arts, culture, commerce and education over the decades.

The results of this can be seen throughout the landscape of both cities from the Friendship bell and Girl with Red Shoes at Shelter Island to the Guardian of Waters Statue and El Camino Real Mission Bells in Yamashita Park.