Yokohama Travel Guide

  • Downtown Yokohama
    Downtown Yokohama
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  • Yokohama's Chinatown
    Yokohama's Chinatown
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  • Yokohama's Waterfront
    Yokohama's Waterfront
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Yokohama Things to Do

  • Chinatown

    North Gate of Chinatown often referred by the Japanese as Genbumon and Xianwumen by the Chinese, is often used as an exit to get to Yokohama Park and Yokohama Stadium before reaching Kannai Station. The gate has been said to serve as the guardian of the town during the night. The deity Xian Wu one of the Chinese Four Signs is also known as Black...

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  • Minato Mirai 21

    Minato Mirai, officially Minato Mirai 21, is the Central Business District of Yokohama. The area began development in 1983 on what was previously an industrial area. The most prominent building is the Landmark Tower, Japan's tallest skyscraper, which was completed in 1993 and stands 972 feet high.

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  • Yamashita Park

    Other names: Indian Drinking Fountain Excellently decorated water tower donated to the Yokohama City in 1939 to thank the relief effort by Yokohama City Government during Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. Just as Jose Rizal Bust in Hibiya Park is a place to get together for Filipinos living in Japan, Indian Water Tower in Yamashita Park also is a...

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Yokohama Restaurants

  • Shinyokohama Ramen Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Shinasobaya Ramen is one of the 9 or 10 restaurants at the Shinyokohama Ramen Museum near Shinyokohama Station in Yokohama. At this B1F restaurant, you have to order at a vending machine that is entirely in Japanese, and take the ticket into the restaurant to get your food. The delicious ramen is served with salt or soy broth for about 800 Yen for...

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  • Chinatown

    3 out of 5 stars

    Everywhere in the streets of China town, great big Chinese dumplings are sold. There is quite a big variety to choose from. Sweet beans, fruits, meat,... There are lots of restaurants as well, which serve all kind of tasty food. I just love those dumplings. Nikuman together with Aman are my favourites.

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  • Red Brick Warehouse

    Tune Cafe, Bar and Lounge is a great restaurant located on the third floor of Yokohama's Red Brick Warehouse. Their specialties are pizza and sausages, served along with good local beers and fine wines. A very clean and comfortable restaurant with good food. We stopped here for a late lunch, an we ordered a salsicia pizza and a few drinks. The...

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Yokohama Nightlife

  • Thrash Zone -Moved

    Don't let the name of this bar fool you for one second. If you want local and imported craft beers in Yokohama, this is THE bar to check out. From hefe's, IPAs, and imperial souts distributed exclusively in Yokohama, to Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout this bar has it all. The owner, Kudosan, taught himself English and does very well with the...

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  • Minato Mirai 21

    Minato Mirai 21 is the modern and architecurally appealing waterfront district of Yokohama. Wander around here in the evening for some of the most stunning urban landscape viewing opportunities in Japan.

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  • Night Strolls

    I came to Yokohama by cruiseship and during the days I made excursions to Tokyo, organized by the ship and so I had only a few hours during the night in order to see some of the interesting places of Yokohama. Yokohama is a safe city and I always felt totally safe, when walking there even in the port-areas. I started my walk to the Red Brick...

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Yokohama Transportation

  • From Tokyo to Yokohama

    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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  • Shin-Yokohama Station

    It takes a few minutes from Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line(Line 3) Shin-Yokohama Station to Tokaido Shinkansen Shin-Yokohama Station. To get to Shinkansen station, follow the direction board leading to JR Yokohama Line where the Shinkansen Platform connects. When you ride the long escalator leading to Yokohama Line Shin-Yokohama Station, you...

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  • Shinkansen(Bullet Train)

    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."...

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Yokohama Shopping

  • Yokohama Landmark Plaza

    The photo is inside the Landmark from there you can go straight and procced to the other building for shopping also. Minato Mirai Area has lots of shopping stores...be careful..you might spend all your money:-) You can buy everything..check the mall infront of the ferris wheel,I really forgot the name of this place, I guess it's in 3rd or 4th floor...

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  • Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside

    Lots of factory-like outlets selling mostly branded stuff at pretty reasonable prices... But if you feel like you don't have a lot to spend, you can still go there to enjoy looking at the buildings which were designed to look like those buildings found in english marina towns..... or dine at those fancy restaurants facing the marina, watching the...

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  • Isezakicho

    Marinado is an underground shopping mall also serves as the passage to both JR Kannai Station and Blue Line Subway Kannai station. The mall has some fashion brand shops, restaurants and daily goods shops.

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Yokohama Local Customs

  • Gratuity

    You don't need to give tips to the waiter or waitresses when they have it in the bill for service charge. By the way,in Japan when buying, the tax is not yet included so don't be surprise if the tag price is different to the one you have paid. Some helpful Tips English Japanese Help!   Tas'kete! Stop! Tomete! Fire! Kaji! Call the police...

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  • Manhole Covers

    Watch out for the various different manhole covers in Yokohama ! In my 1st photo you will see the manhole-cover that you will find in most places of the modern city of Yokohama, showing the sailingship that is docked as a museum-ship there. The manhole-cover in my 2nd photo can be found mainly in the port-area.

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  • Reaction to Foreigners

    Lots have novels have been set in Japan in the second half of the 19th century - from the arrival of Commodore Perry's Black Ships in 1853 to the rapid industrialisation of the country towards the end of the century - but one of the best for historical accuracy is James Clavell's monumental 'Gai-jin'. It runs to 1500 pages - and counting! - but...

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Yokohama Warnings and Dangers

  • Pushy Shovey

    In Japan I've often been in very crowded places but always seem to have plenty of space to manouvre. Travelling on the subway between Shin-Yokohama and Yokohama Stations is the only time I've ever seen people pushing and bumping their way through the throng. Maybe Yokohama people are just ruder than your average Japanese???

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  • Around Yokohama Station

    We (tourist) stroll around Yokohama Station around 12:00 midnight, imagine this is in the weekdays and we suprised a lot of women but mostly men in their bussiness suit and attached/porfolio case drinking in the restaurant/bars and some of them drunk walking and throwing out but........ hey.............they very harmless and they don't create any...

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Yokohama Tourist Traps

  • General

    Well, you have to enjoy the trip while you're in here..take a lot of fun though it will be a trap for you...heheheh;-) Anyway, I found nothing...

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  • Kirin Yokohama Beer Village

    It´s possible to visit the Kirin factory and to see the whole process making beer. Nothing spectacular there, you are not allowed to take pictures, and the visit can take around 20 minutes.It´s supposed to be a museum before the factory... in 2 minutes that "museum" can be visited... It´s more a marketing tip than a tourist tip. It´s a Japanese...

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  • Chinatown - confusing streets and.....

    This Chinatown is like a Disney version of Chinatown made for Japanese people. Worst of all, like all tourist traps, the prices have been jacked up everywhere...and you WILL feel trapped, as this Chinatown, like most Chinatowns, is a very confusing maze of streets that will have you desperate to escape the sterilized sameness all around you....

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Yokohama What to Pack

  • General

    Bring yourself of course...hehehe;-) and your important things. Well,if its summer, bring clothes that are for summer and if its winter, got to have some woll clothes for the weather.

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  • Packing List

    Bring yourself of course...hehehe;-) and your important things. Well,if its summer, bring clothes that are for summer and if its winter, got to have some woll clothes for the weather.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Yokohama Off The Beaten Path

  • Mok Mok Wak Wak Yokohama Yoyo

    You will find this giant steel-sculpture on a small square between the modern skyscrapers next tothe Landmark Tower and it looks a bit like several trumpets that were knoted togeather. I dont know anything about the artist, who made this, but it looked nice and interesting !

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  • M.S. Hikawa Maru

    M.S. Hikawa Maru - the “Queen of the Pacific” This great historical ship was built in Yokohama in 1929, she became a wellknown passenger-ship taking cruises to the USA and in WW II she was one of the ships that helped Jewish refugees to escape from the Holocaust. In 1941 it became a hospital-ship and from 1945 till 1947 it was used to transport...

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  • Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

    The interesting part is that at the underground there is a nice reconstruction of a Japanese town in the forties, with fake facades of houses and shops and real ramen-ya where you can sample the noodles (but nothing is included in the price of the entrance ticket!)

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Yokohama Sports & Outdoors

  • Tokaido Walks

    After passing the overpass, go down further to the winding downslope called Shinanozaka, severed by the wide road until you find the broader road used for the bus line service. Before the broad road was built, Shinanozaka Slope used to be the steep slope down from the hilltop to riverside. There used to have a green tea cafe near the hilltop. After...

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  • Spotting Stars

    We were walking through a park in town and spotted two famous British ex-footballers, who were both in Japan working for TV companies. Ron Atkinson used to be Manager of Man. Utd, WBA and several other clubs, his pal Andy Gray was a Scotland international and played for many English clubs including Wolves and Aston Villa. They were very patient...

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  • Rediscovering Old Tokaido In Yokohama 3

    After passing the overpass, go down further to the winding downslope called Shinanozaka, severed by the wide road until you find the broader road used for the bus line service. Before the broad road was built, Shinanozaka Slope used to be the steep slope down from the hilltop to riverside. There used to have a green tea cafe near the hilltop. After...

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Yokohama Favorites

  • City Overview

    It cracked me up, when I started to build this page, to see how happy and busy are my VTerans colleagues with massive pages about this cty. Aomori Prefecture, in the north tip of the Hondo Island, has lot of interesting things to see and a rich history to follow but Yokohama is quite far from Aomori. I guess it takes just one e-mail to headquarters...

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  • Kamakura- Day Trip

    Jizo Statues at HASE-DERA TEMPLE: Usually red-bibbed (placed by bereaved mothers & sufferers), these statues are found largely in temples & along waysides in Japan. Acting as guardian (Bosatsu - Japanese word for Bodhisattva, a figure that has attained Enlightenment & helps others) of those who suffer (sickly children & pregnant women), Jizo is...

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  • Yokohama Park

    When you're around Yokohama in the first week of the Spring, try to see the lovely tulips along the National Stadium in Kanai Station, they have such adorable different kinds of colors of tulips which I had a nice time taking pix in it! I used to walk through the Park along the Stadium near the Kanai Station, bringing my headphone and walking...

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