Yokohama

Travel Guide
Kawasaki featuring interior views
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

4.5/5(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 Minatomirai Station or Bashamichi Station to see more of the area.

Minatomirai
Red Brick Warehouse showing a city and street scenes

Yokohama City Centre

4.5/5(18 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the waterfront views in Yokohama City Centre. Spend some time visiting top spots like Tokyo Bay, and catch the metro at Minatomirai Station or Bashamichi Station to see more of the area.

Yokohama City Centre
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Shin-Yokohama

4.5/5(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 Kishine-koen Station or Kita-shin-yokohama Station to get around town.

Shin-Yokohama
Minato Mirai 21 showing a city and outdoor art

Minato Mirai 21

5/5(8 area reviews)

Shopping, theme parks, and museums highlight some notable features of Minato Mirai 21. Make a stop by Tokyo Bay or Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Minatomirai Station or Shin-Takashima Station to get around town.

Minato Mirai 21
Sakuragichō featuring a river or creek, a high rise building and a sunset

Sakuragichō

Waterfront views, restaurants, and shopping are some highlights of Sakuragichō. Make a stop by Iseyama Kotai Shrine or Yokohama Burg13 while you're exploring.

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

Chinatown

4.5/5(58 area reviews)

Shopping, restaurants, and waterfront views are just a few things travelers like about Chinatown. Sights like Tokyo Bay and Kanagawa Arts Theatre are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Yokohama area at Motomachi-Chukagai station.

Chinatown
APA Hotel & Resort Yokohama Bay Tower
APA Hotel & Resort Yokohama Bay Tower
3 out of 5
5-25-3 Kaigandori, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $43 per night from May 30 to May 31
$43
$54 total
includes taxes & fees
May 30 - May 31
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Yokohama. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (1,789 reviews)
"Onsen"

Reviewed on May 19, 2024

APA Hotel & Resort Yokohama Bay Tower
Chisun Hotel Yokohama Isezakicho
Chisun Hotel Yokohama Isezakicho
3 out of 5
5-chome-53 Chojamachi Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is $35 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
$35
$40 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 3 - Jun 4
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Yokohama. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast (surcharge), and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Yokohama Arena and Nissan Stadium ...
8/10 Very Good! (308 reviews)
"Nice hotel"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2024

Chisun Hotel Yokohama Isezakicho
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2-2-1-3, Minatomirai, Nishi, Yokohama
The price is $86 per night from May 27 to May 28
$86
$107 total
includes taxes & fees
May 27 - May 28
Book a stay at this spa hotel in Yokohama. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (1,431 reviews)
"Short walk from train station. Landmark Plaza mall dining and shopping attached to hotel. Walking distance from amusement park, Nipponmaru ship museum, Cup noodle museum and other tourist activities and dining in the Yokohama port area. Beautiful rooftop restaurant with views of Bay Area. Excellent ..."

Reviewed on May 12, 2024

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
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Citadines Harbour Front Yokohama
Citadines Harbour Front Yokohama