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

    Yokohama Kanteibyo (Guan Gong Temple) is one of the oldest temples in Chinatown. Founded in 1862 by migrant Chinese, the temple has faced numerous calamities. It was destroyed by the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, then damaged heavily in World War II. Somehow this unlucky temple was struck by lightning in 1981, then it burned down in 1986. The...

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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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  • Red Brick Warehouse

    Yokohama's Red Brick Warehouse is a historic dockside warehouse that has been restored, renovated, and turned into a major shopping center. The two facilities were constructed by a Japanese company in 1911 and 1913, and are notable for largely surviving the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake. The buildings also lasted through World War II and were...

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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

  • 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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  • Yamashita Park Area

    Yamashita Park and Hikawa-maru (passenger ship) > The most famous park in Yokohama (opened in 1930), streachs along the Bay side. There is 'a girl in red shoes' statue that is well-known as there is a children's song about her (Another good place for couples???). Hikawa-maru is a moored passenger ship alongside Yamashita Park. You can enjoy a...

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Yokohama Transportation

  • Riding the Bullet - Shinkansen to...

    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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  • Shin-Yokohama Station

    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...

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  • Getting to Ichirizuka Mound of Shinano 1

    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...

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Yokohama Shopping

  • a great shopping-area

    These old red brick-houses were a part of the old portarea and had been restored and rebuilt as a great shopping-centre including cafes and restaurants. When walking through the building you will still see some of the old iron-gates and other construction-details of the former warehouse at some places (see my 2nd, 3rd and 5th photo!). They have...

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  • Flea Markets

    Usually located in parks, stadiums, open-spaces. You can find anything when there is flea markets. From watches, electronics, CDs, DVDs, lighters, clothing, shoes, etc. Prices are really really low and you can get further discount when bargaining with the price. To find the schedule and location of the next flea market, one has to check the...

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  • Yokohama Bay Side Marina

    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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Yokohama Local Customs

  • Yokohama is a safe city

    Yokohama is a safe city and nowhere I ever had the feeling that we might get into trouble, not even in the port-area, that might normally be a bit dangerous in other parts of the world. There were almost no people in the streets, no drug-addicts but at a very few places I saw homeless people sleeping somewhere in the shade of a building like in my...

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  • manhole covers in Yokohama

    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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  • Elections

    A democracy is a form of government in which the people, either directly or indirectly, take part in governing. However, the term is also sometimes used as a measurement of how much influence a people has over their government, as in how much democracy exists. The word democracy originates from the Greek "demos" meaning "the people" and "kratein"...

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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

  • 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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  • Kirin Village - Nothing to do there...

    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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  • Well, you have to enjoy the...

    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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Yokohama What to Pack

  • by yen_2 Written Sep 8, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Luggage and bags:
    Bring yourself of course...hehehe;-) and your important things.


    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear:
    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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Yokohama Off The Beaten Path

  • Ichirizuka Mound of Shinano

    Ichirizuka mounds serve as milestones placed in every 4 kilometer mark in Old Tokaido Road. Most of the mounds are erected in pairs both on right and left sides of the road. A large number of such mounds are lost mainly because of post-war urban development. Ichirizuka Mound of Shinano in Yokohama is one of the lucky cases and what is amazing is...

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  • Jack's Tower

    Yokohama Kaikou Memorial Museum is also called "Jack's Tower"and it was built in 1917 in order to memorize the 50th year anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port in 1867. The tower is 36 meters high.The Yokohama Kaikou Memorial Museum is close to the cruiseport, within a walkingtime of just about 10-15 minutes.

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  • Casa D'Angela - a wedding-bureau

    Casa D'Angela is a wedding-bureau that rather looked like a posh palace for me in the first moment. In Europe we are not used to such buildings, so we had a look inside and were able to take some photos late in the evening, when the building was still open but no festivities going on any more. The receptionist there was very friendly and also a bit...

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Yokohama Sports & Outdoors

  • 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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  • Rediscovering Old Tokaido In Yokohama 2

    From the Ichirizuka Mound I turned back to westward trail to Totsuka. After going back the road I came from about three or four minutes Fukuju Kannon comes into view. Fukuju Kannon was built in 1982 to commemorate the opening of the Higashi Totsuka station in 1980. Then I saw the overcross leading to the shopping mall on the right side. To go to...

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  • Rediscovering Old Tokaido in Yokohama 1

    Even historical buffs have little idea that Yokohama is blessed with historical sites more than 150 years old before the port of Yokohama was opened. The best way to discover the historical aspect of Yokohama other than Chinatown or bayside area sites, is to walk around Tokaido. To starters, it is difficult to find Old Tokaido Road in the first...

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Yokohama Favorites

  • Cosmo clock ! You can see all Yokohama...

    Recent decade year Yokohama has changed doramatically. Especially this area did.You can see all beautiful yokohama scene if you ride on. Don't miss it.fee: 700yen/person close 21:00

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  • Ride the Cosmo Clock

    The huge ferris wheel, which takes about 15 min. to encircle is a good way to view the environs of the area. Not for those with vertigo on a windy day, and the cars will rock and could scare you.

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  • A view over Yokohama's harbour...

    Here's a picture from the top of the Landmark Tower in Yokohama over the harbour. You can see Cosmoworld fun park and the Navios Yokohama Hotel on the island in the middle ground. The Yokohama Bay Bridge is in the distance. The Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel is on the left of frame.The Landmark Tower is Japan's tallest building (296m) and...

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