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Visit Yokohama

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

Minatomirai

4.5/5Wonderful!(135 area reviews)

This busy urban seaside area has numerous shopping centers, an amusement park, museums and hot springs. 

Minatomirai
Yamashita Park featuring a bridge, a city and street scenes

Chinatown

4.5/5Wonderful!(58 area reviews)

Shopping, restaurants, and waterfront views are just a few things travelers enjoy about Chinatown. Check out Yokohama Marine Tower or Yokohama Stadium while you're exploring the area.

Chinatown
Kannai, Yokohama, Japan

Kannai

4.5/5Wonderful!(60 area reviews)

Well-liked for its monuments and international district, Kannai is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Tokyo Bay and Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, and jump on the metro at Isezakichojamachi Station to get around the city.

Kannai
Shin-Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Shin-Yokohama

4.5/5Wonderful!(54 area reviews)

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

Shin-Yokohama
Minatomirai featuring night scenes and modern architecture

Minato Mirai 21

5/5Exceptional!(8 area reviews)

Shopping, theme parks, and museums are just a few things travelers enjoy about Minato Mirai 21. Check out Yokohama Museum of Art or Landmark Tower while you're exploring the area.

Minato Mirai 21
Sakuragichō, Yokohama, Japan

Sakuragichō

Waterfront views, restaurants, and shopping highlight some of the noteworthy features of Sakuragichō. Make a stop by Tokyo Bay or Iseyama Kotai Shrine while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Sakuragichō

Top Hotels in Yokohama

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
3 out of 5
5-25-3 Kaigandori, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Free Cancellation
NT$1,213
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Located in Minatomirai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yokohama Cosmo World and Cupnoodles Museum. Landmark Tower and Pacifico Yokohama are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (451 reviews)

"Nice view . Near redbrick building . Near Cosmo. and Near Minatomirei"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/11

APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
InterContinental Yokohama Grand
InterContinental Yokohama Grand
4.5 out of 5
1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
NT$2,799
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18

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! (1,708 reviews)

"location is very good for walking around Minato-Morai area. It took little bit long time to get checked in."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/15

InterContinental Yokohama Grand
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2-2-1-3, Minatomirai, Nishi, Yokohama
NT$2,988
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22

Located in Minatomirai, this luxury hotel is steps from Sky Garden, Tokyo Bay, and Landmark Tower. Yokohama Museum of Art and Anpanman Museum are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,933 reviews)

"Beautiful property with a superb room view of Yokohama. Minato Mirai is loaded with shopping adventures, culinary masters everywhere, and great sites within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/29

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel

Popular things to do in Yokohama

Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
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Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

4/5(106 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise and see why everyone loves this theme park in Yokohama. Visit the area's shops or amble around its Chinatown.

Yokohama Stadium
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Yokohama Stadium

4.5/5(140 reviews)

Catch an event at Yokohama Stadium during your trip to Yokohama. Attend a sporting event or visit the shops in this culturally-rich area.

Yokohama Cosmo World
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Yokohama Cosmo World

4/5(53 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Yokohama Cosmo World, a well-known attraction in Yokohama. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this culturally-rich area.

Landmark Tower
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Landmark Tower

4.5/5(93 reviews)

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

Yokohama Marine Tower
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Yokohama Marine Tower

4/5(47 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Yokohama when you make a stop at a top site like Yokohama Marine Tower. Amble within Chinatown or visit the shops in this culturally-rich area.

Shinyokohama Raumen Museum
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Shinyokohama Raumen Museum

4.5/5(28 reviews)

You can spend an afternoon browsing the exhibits at Shinyokohama Raumen Museum during your trip to Yokohama. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Reviews of Yokohama

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 30.666666666666668%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.222222222222222%
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5/5 - Excellent

JP

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.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 22, 2019

Yokohama offers sightseeing and shopping opportunities, and is a pleasant addition to any Tokyo vacation.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 20, 2019

Close proximity with shopping, dining and transportation. Great city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 20, 2019

Very nice. Already have the Christmas spirit all over.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 16, 2019

excellent

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 9, 2019

Enjoyed the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum. It is very convenient to travel directly into Tokyo Train Station from the Sakuragicho Train Station without transferring. The same train line can be taken to the Shinagawa Train Station.

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