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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 showing a park, night scenes and a city

Minatomirai

4.5/5Wonderful!(24 area reviews)

Minatomirai is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Tokyo Bay or Landmark Tower.

Minatomirai
Yamashita Park which includes street scenes, a bridge and a city

Chinatown

4/5Very Good!(5 area reviews)

Shopping, restaurants and waterfront views are some highlights of Chinatown. Make a stop by Tokyo Bay or Yamashita Park while you're exploring.

Chinatown
Kannai, Yokohama, Japan

Kannai

4.5/5Wonderful!(7 area reviews)

Well liked for its monuments and international district, Kannai is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Tokyo Bay and Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, and jump on the metro at Isezakichojamachi Station to get around the city.

Kannai
Shin-Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Shin-Yokohama

4.5/5Wonderful!(16 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 showing night scenes and modern architecture

Minato Mirai 21

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Shopping, theme parks and restaurants are some highlights of Minato Mirai 21. Make a stop by Tokyo Bay or Anpanman Museum while you're exploring.

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
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
3 out of 5
5-25-3 Kaigandori, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
£48
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

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! (655 reviews)

"Lobby area was like the hotels in LAS VEGAS. Big and roomy. Lots of stations when checking into the hotel. Room to sit on 3rd floor with a larger group and socialize. Very clean."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 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
£62
per night
Mar 13 - Mar 14

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! (1,731 reviews)

"Good location and good view from our room. Hotel room is clean and the staff are very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2019

Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel
Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
3-4 Shin Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
£65
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Shin-Yokohama, this romantic hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Shinyokohama Raumen Museum, Yokohama Arena and Nissan Stadium. Tokyo Bay is 3.1 mi (4.9 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,803 reviews)

"Shower is cramped for anyone who is over 170cm tall. Not much sound proofing from corridor, upstairs or rooms next door."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel

Popular things to do in Yokohama

Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
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Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Enjoy the exciting rides at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise and find out why this is a favourite 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(23 reviews)

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

Pacifico Yokohama
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Pacifico Yokohama

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Find out what's happening in Pacifico Yokohama during your trip – a top convention centre in Yokohama. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this culturally rich area.

Yamashita Park
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Yamashita Park

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(69 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

4/5(1 review)

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
£27
Per adult
Kamakura Half-day Private Custom Tour with Licensed Guide
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Kamakura Half-day Private Custom Tour with Licensed Guide

£35
Per adult
Become a Samurai Warrior in Tokyo
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Become a Samurai Warrior in Tokyo

£120
Per adult
Private Customized Full-Day Tour to Yokohama
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Private Customized Full-Day Tour to Yokohama

100% of travellers recommend
£88
Per adult
Private Full-Day Customized Tour of Kamakura
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Private Full-Day Customized Tour of Kamakura

100% of travellers recommend
£92
Per adult
Enoshima Aquarium Admission Ticket
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Enoshima Aquarium Admission Ticket

£17
Per adult

Reviews of Yokohama

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 60%
4 - Good
14
4 - Good 35%
3 - Okay
2
3 - Okay 5%
2 - Disappointing
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 6, 2019

Lovely area by the water, very convenient for shops, restaurants and the stadium.

5/5 - Excellent

Graham

Oct 23, 2019

The Octoberfest made my stay in Yokohama and the pub I drank Inn 82''ale house most welcoming

5/5 - Excellent

Dadpop

Oct 20, 2019

Shin-Yokohama station and excellent shopping and food outlets all within walking distance of hotel

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 15, 2019

We were there during typhoon so couldn’t get out much but beautiful hotel and lovely staff

5/5 - Excellent

TOONG

Aug 14, 2019

From hotel to Pacific Yokohama in 15 min by subway.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jun 8, 2019

Great city. Safe clean. Be prepared to walk a lot. Loads to do and see and good food in the malls and around the station area.

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