March is always a month of many changes. The sleeping cherry trees awaken in brilliant fashion, washing away the chills of winter in the span of a few short weeks. Winter coats and scarves are replaced by spring jackets and baseball caps. The days of sankan shion (3 cold, 4 warm days) toy with us as the two seasons fight to claim the weather of the month.
March is also, by far, the most hectic time for employment changes. The combination of employee transfers and a freshly minted workforce emerging from college creates a rush on apartments and keeps the moving companies busy.
If you are among those relocating to our lovely city, we hope that our magazine can help you get situated and assist you in navigating Yokohama’s abundant attractions, restaurants, bars and events. Even for those that don’t readily embrace change, we think a move to Yokohama will be a welcome one.