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YokohamaJapan

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
Yokohama showing cycling, 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 Tokyo Bay and Yamashita Park are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Yokohama area at Motomachi-Chukagai station.

Chinatown
Kannai, Yokohama, Japan

Kannai

4.5/5Wonderful!(60 area reviews)

Kannai is well-liked for its monuments and sporting events. 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
Shin-Yokohama, Yokohama, 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 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
Sakuragichō, Yokohama, Japan

Sakuragichō

Waterfront views, restaurants, and shopping are some highlights of Sakuragichō. Make a stop by Tokyo Bay or Iseyama Kotai Shrine while you're exploring.

Sakuragichō

Top Hotels in Yokohama

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2-2-1-3, Minatomirai, Nishi, Yokohama
¥10,992
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6

Located in Minatomirai, this luxury hotel is steps from Sky Garden, Tokyo Bay, and Landmark Tower. Pacifico Yokohama and Anpanman Museum are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,136 reviews)

"Excellent experience for the family. Great view and helpful staff. Airport bus from Haneda stops at the hotel itself. Super convenient."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
3 out of 5
5-25-3 Kaigandori, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
¥4,959
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6

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! (899 reviews)

"The property is stunning. The rooms are very clean and neat and the staff is extremely nice and polite."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
3 out of 5
1-101-1 Sakuragi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
¥4,959
per night
Apr 4 - Apr 5

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

4/5Very Good! (1,741 reviews)

"It was good for me and very comfortable. They accepted additional request such as bath towel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Sakuragicho Washington Hotel

Popular things to do 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(106 reviews)

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

Pacifico Yokohama
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Pacifico Yokohama

4.5/5(37 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.

Yamashita Park
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Yamashita Park

5/5(3 reviews)

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

Yokohama Stadium
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Yokohama Stadium

4.5/5(142 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.

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 activities in Yokohama

Tokyo Hedgehog Cafe Experience
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Tokyo Hedgehog Cafe Experience

98% of travellers recommend
¥3,900
Per adult
Kamakura Half-day Private Custom Tour with Licensed Guide
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Kamakura Half-day Private Custom Tour with Licensed Guide

¥23,000
Per adult
Become a Samurai Warrior in Tokyo
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Become a Samurai Warrior in Tokyo

¥17,500
Per adult
Private Customized Full-Day Tour to Yokohama
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Private Customized Full-Day Tour to Yokohama

100% of travellers recommend
¥12,605
Per adult
Private Full-Day Customized Tour of Kamakura
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Private Full-Day Customized Tour of Kamakura

100% of travellers recommend
¥13,122
Per adult
Enoshima Aquarium Admission Ticket
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Enoshima Aquarium Admission Ticket

¥2,457
Per adult

Reviews of Yokohama

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
149
5 - Excellent 61.31687242798354%
4 - Good
75
4 - Good 30.864197530864196%
3 - Okay
14
3 - Okay 5.761316872427984%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 1.2345679012345678%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 0.823045267489712%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 12, 2020

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

4/5 - Good

JC

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

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.

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