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Travel Guide

Landmark Tower which includes a bay or harbor, modern architecture and heritage architecture

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

InterContinental Yokohama Grand, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Yokohama Grand, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$2,302 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
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! (1,318 reviews)
"Nice view !!"

Reviewed on 2021/4/1

InterContinental Yokohama Grand, an IHG Hotel
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi
3 out of 5
2-11-17 Isago Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa-ken
The price is NT$1,140 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in the heart of Kawasaki, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tokyo Bay and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Kawasaki Daishi. Tokyo Institute of Technology and Anamori ...
4.2/5Excellent! (806 reviews)
"It’s simple but really clean and useful room. Location is also good."

Reviewed on 2021/5/5

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2-2-1-3, Minatomirai, Nishi, Yokohama
The price is NT$2,708 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Minatomirai, this luxury hotel is steps from Landmark Tower and Tokyo Bay. Anpanman Museum and Pacifico Yokohama are also within 15 minutes. Minatomirai ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,931 reviews)
"Great location and view. Close to shopping and tourist sites. Room was large."

Reviewed on 2021/5/3

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
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Reviews of Yokohama


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5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 30.864197530864196%
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3 - Okay 5.761316872427984%
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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

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Feb 13, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 5, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

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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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