Yokohama Transportation

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    Shin-Yokohama Station

    by Ewingjr98 Written Oct 22, 2013

    In Yokohama, the Shinkansen trains stop at Shin-Yokohama Station, where you can transfer quickly to the JR Yokohama Line, and Yokohama Municipal Subway Line 3. This station opened in 1964 with the establishment of the first Shinkansen line.


    Japan has one of the most extensive and advanced rail systems in the world with numerous private and municipal companies providing service local and long distance, usually at reasonable prices compared to other forms of transportation. One of the most outstanding examples of Japan's trains is the Shinkansen, which literally means "new trunk line." This train can travel at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, and extends from the south of Kyushu to the north of Honshu, with an extension under construction to connect Hokkaido to the far north. The first Shinkansen route, the Tokaido Line, was constructed between Tokyo and Osaka in 1964, and the system has since expanded to almost 1,500 miles of track.

    The Shinkansen is expensive and the tickets are somewhat complex. Tickets are comparable to airline rates, about 12,000 Yen each way between Yokohama and Kyoto, for a two-hour journey. You might be able to save using a Japan Rail Pass, but be aware that you cannot use a rail pass on the fastest Nozomi Trains. Some Shinkansen trains require two tickets for a single journey (like our Shin-Yokohama to Shin-Osaka trip), but other only need one ticket (Kyoto to Shin-Yokohama), with the first ticket used for the Shinkansen itself and the second for the regular connecting trains if applicable.

    The Shinkansen is great for its frequency, timeliness, and convenience. Trains on the busiest routes run every 10-15 minutes, and they are almost always on time. Unlike air travel, ticket prices don't change every day, and there is minimal security or other hassles. You can walk up to the Shinkansen station 5-10 minutes before the next train departs, and you can usually get a non-reserved seat without problems, and be on board in no time. Nothing is easier!

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    Riding the Bullet - Shinkansen to Yokohama

    by Ewingjr98 Written Sep 29, 2013
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    Japan has one of the most extensive and advanced rail systems in the world with numerous private and municipal companies providing service local and long distance, usually at reasonable prices compared to other forms of transportation. One of the most outstanding examples of Japan's trains is the Shinkansen, which literally means "new trunk line." This train can travel at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, and extends from the south of Kyushu to the north of Honshu, with an extension under construction to connect Hokkaido to the far north. The first Shinkansen route, the Tokaido Line, was constructed between Tokyo and Osaka in 1964, and the system has since expanded to almost 1,500 miles of track.

    The Shinkansen is expensive and the tickets are somewhat complex. Tickets are comparable to airline rates, about 12,000 Yen each way between Yokohama and Kyoto, for a two-hour journey. You might be able to save using a Japan Rail Pass, but be aware that you cannot use a rail pass on the fastest Nozomi Trains. Some Shinkansen trains require two tickets for a single journey (like our Shin-Yokohama to Shin-Osaka trip), but other only need one ticket (Kyoto to Shin-Yokohama), with the first ticket used for the Shinkansen itself and the second for the regular connecting trains if applicable.

    The Shinkansen is great for its frequency, timeliness, and convenience. Trains on the busiest routes run every 10-15 minutes, and they are almost always on time. Unlike air travel, ticket prices don't change every day, and there is minimal security or other hassles. You can walk up to the Shinkansen station 5-10 minutes before the next train departs, and you can usually get a non-reserved seat without problems, and be on board in no time. Nothing is easier!

    In Yokohama, the Shinkansen trains stop at Shin-Yokohama Station, where you can transfer quickly to the JR Yokohama Line, and Yokohama Municipal Subway Line 3. This station opened in 1964 with the establishment of the first Shinkansen line.

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    Getting to Ichirizuka Mound of Shinano 1

    by taigaa001 Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Take Yokosuka/Sobu Line from Ofuna
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    It's hard to believe that in newer fast-growing town, Yokohama, has 400-year-old historical mound nearly unscathed. Ichirizuka mound of Shinano is the testament that Yokohama has more historical sites than you imagine.

    The closest station to the Tokaido Ichirizuka mound is HIGASHI TOTSUKA STATION of JR Yokosuka Line. To get to Higashi Totsuka...

    From Tokyo
    Change trains to JR line and take Yokosuka Line trains which depart from Platform #7 or 8. Take trains bound either for KAMAKURA, ZUSHI or KURIHAMA.

    From Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka and western part of Japan.
    Take Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama Express and change trains either at ODAWARA or SHINYOKOHAMA.
    From Odawara: Take Kaisoku Liner bound for Tokyo and change trains at Ofuna, then take a Yokosuka/Sobu line train bound either for Kimitsu or Utsunomiya.(Platform #5 or #6)
    From Shin-Yokohama: Take Yokohama line to Yokohama and change trains at Yokohama to take Yokosuka line train bound for Kurihama, Zushi, or Kamakura. (Platform #7 or #8)

    After getting off from the East Exit of Higashi Totsuka station just go along the Aurora Walkway until you get to the overpass. (To be continued on Part 2).

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    Getting to Ichirizuka Mound of Shinano 2

    by taigaa001 Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Go up this escalator
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    Continued from Part 1.
    Ichirizuka Mound of Shinano is the milestone mound for Old Tokaido Road erected in pairs about 400 years ago located between #4 station Hodogaya and #5 station Totsuka. After getting out from East Exit of Higashi Totsuka station walk through Aurora Mall complex through Aurora Walkway. Go up the escalator and go through the road on the top floor of the complex buildings. After you go through Daiei building you will find a overpass. After crossing the overpass turn left at the small shrine and walk along the narrwow and winding road about five minutes. Then you will find a pair of mounds when you go up the slope.

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    Sea Buss

    by bladedragon Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    20 minutes one-way ride between MM21 (Pukari Sanbashi / Pier Akarenga) and Yokohama Station East Exit, as well as Yamashita Park/China Town Area.

    Route: Yokohama Station East Exit «-» Pukari Sanbashi «-» Pier Akarenga «-» Yamashita Park

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    Velotaxi Yokohama

    by globetrott Updated Jun 16, 2010

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    Velotaxi Yokohama is an interesting way to take a citytour through Yokohama,because this tiny bicycle-taxi will be able to drive you to areas, here ordinary taxis are not able or not allowed to drive you to. These velotaxis had been waiting for customers next to the red Brick Warehouses, read more about prices and how tomake reservations in the link below !

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    Take a cruise to Yokohama

    by globetrott Updated Jun 15, 2010

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    I came to Yokohama onboard of a german cruiseship called Delphin Voyager. Cruiseships are docking quite close to the old city-centre of Yokohama and also close to China town.
    Within just a few minutes walk you will also be able to get to the train-station taking you to other cities of Japan. The docking-area was covered by a modern constrution that looks quite interesting and is a combination of concrete, wood, glass and steel.
    There are several shops and cafes inside of that port-building and also some internet-cafes.
    A local bus is leaving directely from the entrance of the port-building.
    Walkingtime to the Red Brick-warehouses is about 15-20 minutes and about 30 minutes to the Giant ferris Wheel and Cosmoworld. Into another direction you walk about 15 min.from your ship to the museumship M.S. Hikawa Maru.

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    To Chinatown

    by salisbury3933 Written Dec 24, 2007

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    Train at Motomachi-Chukagai bound for Shibuya

    The Minatomirai line goes from Yokohama station down to Chinatown.
    It's an underground line with through services connecting with the Toyoko line from Shibuya.

    From Yokohama station it's 200 yen one way and takes about 8 minutes.

    The station name is Motomachi-Chukagai (Chukagai meaning Chinatown).

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    Between Yokohama and Tokyo

    by salisbury3933 Written Sep 24, 2007

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    Keihin-Tohoku line train

    Getting between Yokohama and Tokyo is very easy, it's a matter of which line you want to take.

    I've used the Toyoko line whichs connects Shibuya with Yokohama, and also the Keihin Tohoku line, which heads down from Saitama, through places like Ueno, Akihabara and Tokyo station through to Yokohama.

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    JR Sakuragicho Station

    by mikoykoy Updated Jan 28, 2007

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    JR Lines

    This is the station if JR Lines if you are going to Minato Mirai. Upon going down from the station, one can already see the Landmark Tower, Queen's Tower and Pacifico.

    There is also a Tourist Center wherein maps and guides around Minato Mirai can be taken (for free).

    Bus stop is also located just outside the station if you are still going to other areas around Yokohama.

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  • In getting to Yokohama from...

    by yen_2 Updated Dec 11, 2006

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    In getting to Yokohama from Tokyo, the best way is to travel by train. The Keihin-Tohoku Line (blue) will be going to Yokohama every 2 min. it will take you 30 to 40min. On the other hand, the Tokaido Line (orange) will also head to Yokohama it will take you 20 to 25 min. to be in Yokohama. You can also take a bus or taxi cab.


    The Toyoko Line leaves every 2 min. around Yokohama City. You can also take bus and taxi.

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    Train Ride

    by mikoykoy Written Apr 29, 2006

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    Bound for Yokohama Sea Paradise
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    Experiencing train ride really thrilled me not only in around Yokohama but in Japan as a whole. I had the chance to ride subway, ordinary trains and trains without driver (Seaside Line). It was just unfortunate that I never had the experience of riding Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train).

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  • Very fast connections to the rest of Japan

    by koalaperhe Written Jul 27, 2004

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    Max speed 285 kph :-)

    Bullet trains go here too. Shinkansen Nozomi, Hikari and Kodoma all stop here. The Shin-Yokohama station is quite big and you should change there to get to Yokohama itself. Taxis from the Shin-Yokohama station to anywhere in Yokohama will easily cost some thousand yen.

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    Take the train from Tokyo

    by sjvessey Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    From Tokyo take any number of railway lines. The Toyoko Line from Shibuya is fairly convenient, and if you get an express train takes only about 30 minutes. It's cheap too - only 260 yen one way (about US$2).

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    If you want to go to Yamashita park by ship?

    by RoseAmano Written Apr 3, 2004
    Yokohama Sea bus

    If you would like to go to yamashita park and Akarenga Soko, Please try to use Sea bus.
    You can go to Yamashita Park from the Yokohama station by Ship in only 15min.
    This is really short trip, but worth to try.
    You 'll enjoy looking entire typcal Yokohama view from the sea.
    The price is 600yen/one person.
    Detail see the web site!(sorry Japanese only)

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