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One of the biggest cities in Japan has one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. It is also known for its waterfront amusements, monuments and local cuisine.

Once a small fishing village, Yokohama is now one of the largest seaports in the Far East. With a redeveloped waterfront area full of attractions, a vast Chinatown, shopping malls and gorgeous parks, you’ll find much to entertain and excite you.

The first thing to capture your attention will most likely be Landmark Tower. Standing at 971 feet (296 meters), this massive structure is one of the tallest buildings in Japan. Ride the elevator to the viewing platform on the 69th floor and gasp at the views. The tower is located in Minato Mirai 21 district, a revitalized area of museums, malls, offices and attractions. While you are here, ride the huge Ferris wheel at Cosmo World amusement park, shop in the Red Brick Warehouse and learn about rocket engines at Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum.

Stroll among the fountains and statues of Yamashita Park overlooking Yokohama Bay. Spot cruise liners passing by and see Minato Mirai’s Ferris wheel lit up at night. Explore the decks and cabins of Hikawa Maru, a luxury liner launched in 1929 now permanently docked beside the park. Walk high above the bay on the Sky Walk, the elevated walkway on the side of the Yokohama Bay Bridge.

With more than 500 shops and restaurants, Yokohama’s Chinatown is one of the world’s largest. Visit Yokohama Daisekai, an 8-story entertainment mall with an interior modeled after 1920s Shanghai. See fortunetellers, browse souvenir shops and dine in the food court.

For more local cuisine, visit the Ramen Museum, a couple of miles from Chinatown. Learn about the history of ramen noodles by visiting the first-floor gallery. Go to the basement area that replicates an old Tokyo town, with restaurants that serve noodle dishes representing different regions of Japan.

Yokohama is just 23 miles (37 kilometers) south of Tokyo, a 30-minute train ride away. This exciting port city is popular with tourists vacationing in Japan’s capital.

Where to stay in Yokohama

Minatomirai which includes night scenes, a garden and a city


4.5/5Wonderful!(139 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Minatomirai. If sightseeing is on the list, Tokyo Bay is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Bashamichi Station or Minatomirai Station to see more of the area.

Kannai, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan


4.5/5Wonderful!(60 area reviews)

Kannai is well-liked for its monuments and international district. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Tokyo Bay and Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Isezaki-chojamachi Station or Nihon-odori Station to get around.

Yamashita Park featuring a bridge, a city and street scenes


4.5/5Wonderful!(58 area reviews)

Shopping, restaurants, and waterfront views are just a few things travelers like about Chinatown. Sights like Yamashita Park and Yokohama Stadium are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Yokohama area at Motomachi-Chukagai station.

Shin-Yokohama, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan


4.5/5Wonderful!(55 area reviews)

Shopping, museums, and bars highlight some notable features of Shin-Yokohama. Make a stop by Yokohama Arena or Nissan Stadium while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Kita-shin-yokohama Station or Nippa Station to get around town.

Minatomirai featuring night scenes and modern architecture

Minato Mirai 21

5/5Exceptional!(8 area reviews)

Shopping, theme parks, and museums highlight some notable features of Minato Mirai 21. Make a stop by Tokyo Bay or Anpanman Museum while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Minatomirai Station or Shin-Takashima Station to get around town.

Minato Mirai 21
Yokohama showing a city and street scenes


4.5/5Wonderful!(19 area reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Yamashita Park while getting to know Naka, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Motomachi-Chukagai station or Nihon-odori Station to see more of the area.


Top Hotels in Yokohama

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
3 out of 5
1-101-1 Sakuragi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$1,361 per night

Located in Minatomirai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Bay and Landmark Tower. Anpanman Museum and Yokohama Cosmo World are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Ladies at the desk we super! Efficient, helpful, patient and kind! Thank you Minakawa-san, Irobe-san, and Kubo-san!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/7

Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
InterContinental Yokohama Grand
InterContinental Yokohama Grand
4.5 out of 5
1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$2,827 per night

Located in Minatomirai, this luxury hotel is steps from Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Tokyo Bay, and Pacifico Yokohama. Yokohama Cosmo World and Landmark Tower ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,343 reviews)

"Excellent location. Great bay view from the room. Large comfortable bed. Efficient service. Definitely value for every penny."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/13

InterContinental Yokohama Grand
Hyatt Regency Yokohama
Hyatt Regency Yokohama
4 out of 5
280-2 Yamashitacho, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is NT$3,953 per night

Located in Chinatown, this spa hotel is steps from Kanagawa Arts Theatre and Tokyo Bay. Yamashita Park and Yokohama Stadium are also within 10 minutes. Nihon-odori ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)


Reviewed on 2020/7/1

Hyatt Regency Yokohama

Popular places to visit in Yokohama

Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
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Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

4/5(109 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise and find out why this is a favorite theme park in Yokohama. Visit the area's shops or amble around its Chinatown.

Yokohama Arena
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Yokohama Arena

4.5/5(107 reviews)

Catch an event at Yokohama Arena during your trip to Yokohama. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Pacifico Yokohama
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Pacifico Yokohama

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Pacifico Yokohama during your trip—a top convention center in Yokohama. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this culturally rich area.

Yokohama Stadium
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Yokohama Stadium

4.5/5(142 reviews)

Catch an event at Yokohama Stadium during your trip to Yokohama. While in this culturally rich area, find time to visit its shops.

Yamashita Park
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Yamashita Park

5/5(4 reviews)

Escape the city and enjoy fresh air at this buzzing seaside park, which is popular among locals and tourists alike.

Landmark Tower
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Landmark Tower

4.5/5(97 reviews)

Ride one of the world’s fastest elevators to the top of this landmark to see some of Yokohama’s best views.

Reviews of Yokohama


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4/5 - Good

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Mar 12, 2020

Great area, but the Wi-Fi was bad at this location so it sucked

4/5 - Good


Feb 22, 2020

Interesting place. Nice sea front. A bit like san diego ,just much colder

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 13, 2020

Felt very safe in the area. Easy walking from the hotel in all directions.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 5, 2020

Really nice for shopping. Food actually isnt great. Too windy but still nice place

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

Loved Yokohama!

5/5 - Excellent


Dec 6, 2019

Many places to eat nearby, especially near the Landmark & Hinodecho area. Hotels in YKH cost less than the Tokyo area and you are less than an hr away from most major attractions in Tokyo. Kamakura/Shonan being closer also a bonus.

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