The JR Yokohama line is made up of 20 stations, about half of which are in Yokohama city. It covers 42.6 km. The largest and busiest station is Machida, which ses over 100,000 riders in a day. Other busy stations are Hachioji, Hashimoto, and Shin-Yokohama, which happens to be a stop on the Tokaido shinkansen bullet train. Though it is smaller than the Yokosuka line, it is still important for businesspeople or students who live in Yokohama. Rent prices are not outrageously expensive. The line has been in operation since 1908.
Places to see
There are many places to see along the Yokohama line. Yokohama arena near Shin-Yokohama station sees many visitors from all over Kanto to see concerts or fashion events. Kozukue station is near Nissan stadium, home to the J League Yokohama team F. Marinos. Inspa Yokohama is a hot spring and fitness place near Higashi-Kanagawa station. Nakayama station is near the Yokohama Zoorasia zoo, and the Field Athletic Yokohama Tsukushino course. Near Fuchinobe station is the JAXA Sagamihara campus, part of Japan's space exploration entity. Hachioji in Tokyo has the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum.
Because the Yokohama line runs outside of Tokyo, rent prices tend lower than in Tokyo, and is popular for people newly renting and for families. Especially for people working near Yokohama, Shin-Yokohama, and Minato Mirai, it is often a convenient and affordable place to consider. From Shin-Yokohama you can take the Tokaido Shinkansen, heading to Shizuoka, Aichi, Tokai, Kyoto, and Osaka. It is an important line that ties Yokohama to Tokyo, but it does not go through major metropolitan areas so it is a bit more relaxed. Stations tend to be surrounded by convenient supermarkets and other daily needs.