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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

Minatomirai

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.

Minatomirai
Kannai, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Kannai

4.5/5Wonderful!(60 area reviews)

Kannai is well-liked for its monuments and festivals. 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.

Kannai
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 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.

Chinatown
Shin-Yokohama, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Shin-Yokohama

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.

Shin-Yokohama
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 Anpanman Museum or Tokyo Bay 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

Naka

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.

Naka

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 ¥4,959 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! (994 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

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 ¥10,941 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! (1,326 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

InterContinental Yokohama Grand
Hyatt Regency Yokohama
Hyatt Regency Yokohama
4 out of 5
280-2 Yamashitacho, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is ¥18,400 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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"隅々まできれいです。スタッフも気遣いができる"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

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.

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.

Red Brick Warehouse
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Red Brick Warehouse

5/5(5 reviews)

These historic buildings date back to the early 20th century and now serve as unique shopping, dining and event venues.

Top things to do in Yokohama

Tokyo Hedgehog Cafe Experience
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Tokyo Hedgehog Cafe Experience

¥3,900
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Kamakura and Enoshima 1 Day Bus Tour
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Kamakura and Enoshima 1 Day Bus Tour

¥7,860
Per adult
Kamakura Private Custom Short Trip with Licensed Guide
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Kamakura Private Custom Short Trip with Licensed Guide

¥10,000
Per adult
Private & Personalized: Half Day in Yokohama with a Local
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Private & Personalized: Half Day in Yokohama with a Local

¥16,323
Per adult
Private & Personalized: Full Day in Yokohama with a Local
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Private & Personalized: Full Day in Yokohama with a Local

¥29,926
Per adult
Yokohama Port Shared Transfer : from Yokohama Port to Haneda Airport
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Yokohama Port Shared Transfer : from Yokohama Port to Haneda Airport

¥20,989
Per adult

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