Since Yokohama was one of the only few towns where foreign traders were allowed to reside even after the period of voluntary national isolation (violently) ended in the 1850ies, nowadays you can find some direct (or staged) traces of that time and influence. While the Chinese made themselves a Chinatown, Westerners took up in the hills of the Yamate area, which was also called “The Bluff”. Most buildings suffered greatly during the Great Kanto Earthquake in the 1920ies so that most of the substance that can be seen today is factually not really older than 100 years. But still, when strolling around the area reverberations can be perceived, like echoes of the past. And even if the time period is not all that clear, there is something there that is from quite far away.