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Travel Guide

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

Top Hotels in Yokohama

3 out of 5
5-25-3 Kaigandori, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥4,050 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,241 reviews)

"Car parking is outside of the Apa hotel.. Little far"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

AROMA KURAVI - Adults only
AROMA KURAVI - Adults only
2 out of 5
Honcho 2-8-2, Yokohama, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥6,529 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in Kawasaki, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tokyo Bay and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Kawasaki Daishi. Tokyo Institute of Technology and Anamori Inari ...

4.2/5Excellent! (59 reviews)

"Front Stuff wasn’t nice"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

AROMA KURAVI - Adults only
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2-2-1-3, Minatomirai, Nishi, Yokohama
The price is ¥10,599 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

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! (1,951 reviews)

"Very smart hotel located on the upper half of a 70-storey tower near the habor. Terrific views from all rooms and lounges. The lobby is in the basement, which connects directly to a vast shopping center and the Minato Mirai train station. Excellent standards all round. No complaints here."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Yokohama

Fujisawa Inn & Suites
Fujisawa Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
545-166 Fujisawa, Fujisawa, Kanagawa
The price is ¥6,136 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in Fujisawa, this apartment building is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Shonankaigan Park and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Enoshima Aquarium. Tsujido Seaside Park is 3 mi ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (107 reviews)

"The room is nice and cozy. I was satisfied with the stay for a week."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

Fujisawa Inn & Suites
Oakwood Suites Yokohama
Oakwood Suites Yokohama
3.5 out of 5
5-57-2 Kitanakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is ¥15,180 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in Minatomirai, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Bay, Landmark Tower, and Red Brick Warehouse. Anpanman Museum and Yamashita ...

5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Amazing hotel and restaurant !! View oustanding!!

"Amazing stay and enjoy the food at the yokohama bay restaurant on the 46th"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Oakwood Suites Yokohama
Flexstay Inn Tamagawa
Flexstay Inn Tamagawa
2.5 out of 5
1-837, Shinmaruko-Higashi, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa-ken
The price is ¥5,818 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

Located in Nakahara Ward, this apartment building is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Tokyo Institute of Technology and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tokyo Bay and Komazawa Olympic ...

3.8/5Good! (48 reviews)

"One minute walk takes you to the hotel. Very convenient."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Flexstay Inn Tamagawa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Yokohama


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 61.31687242798354%
4 - Good
4 - Good 30.864197530864196%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 5.761316872427984%
2 - Disappointing
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1 - Terrible
1 - Terrible 0.823045267489712%

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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