Recommended Yokohama sightseeing itinerary

Enjoy a stroll and gourmet food in the popular historical port town of Yokohama!

Yokohama is home to a great number of Kanagawa Prefecture's major sightseeing spots, each with its own distinct characteristics. For example, there is the Minato Mirai area with its mix of historical and modern buildings, and Chinatown with its genuine Chinese flavors. Take a stroll in Yokohama and enjoy the excellent food, shopping and views of the sea.

Itinerary Map

Itinerary MapItinerary MapItinerary Map

Trip Details

Day 1 – Time needed: approximately 7 hours, including approximately 5 hours for sightseeing and meals

Yokohama Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 12 minutes (JR Negishi Line)

Negishi Station

Bus

Bus – approximately 10 minutes

Honmoku bus stop

On Foot

approximately 7 minutes on foot

Sankeien Garden

On Foot

approximately 7 minutes on foot

Sightseeing

1Sankeien Garden

Sankeien Garden was opened to the public in 1906 by Sankei Hara, a businessman who made his fortune in the silk trade. The natural beauty and terrain of the Honmoku coast are preserved in the expansive grounds, and buildings of historical import can be seen there, having been relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura and other areas.

Pamphlets are available in English, Chinese (simplified) and Korean.

Hours of operation

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entrance: 4:30 p.m.)

Closed

  • December 29, 30, 31

Entrance fee

  • Adults – 500 yen

Address

  • 58-1 Honmoku Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Yokohama Sankeien Garden [PDF]

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Choushuukaku
Choushuukaku

Honmoku bus stop

Bus

Bus – approximately 10 minutes

Negishi Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 12 minutes (JR Negishi Line)

Yokohama Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 3 minutes (Minatomirai Line)

Minatomirai Station

On Foot

approximately 8 minutes on foot

Cupnoodles Museum

On Foot

approximately 5 minutes on foot

ActivitiesDining

2Cupnoodles Museum

A hands-on museum where visitors can enjoy exhibits and workshops featuring instant noodles. One workshop allows participants to select their own ingredients to create their own ramen. Enjoy a world of invention and discovery, and learn about the importance of food.

The exhibits on the second floor, including the films in Momofuku Theater, have voice guidance in English, Chinese and Korean. Inquire at the reception desk on the first floor.

Hours of operation

  • 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last entrance at 5:00 p.m.)

Closed

  • Tuesdays (the following day in cases of a holiday), and the end and start of the year

Entrance fee

  • Adults (18 and older) – 500 yen, younger – free

Address

  • 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Cupnoodles Museum

Time needed: approximately 80 minutes

Cupnoodles Museum
Cupnoodles Museum

Cupnoodles Museum interior
Cupnoodles Museum interior

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

On Foot

approximately 2 minutes on foot

SightseeingDiningShopping

3Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

In 2011, the historical Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse that was once a mainstay of the property of the Port of Yokohama, turned 100 years old. Evoking those earlier times, the warehouse grounds include Building No. 1, a cultural hall for events such as plays and concerts, and Building No. 2, a commercial structure with unique shops and restaurants.

Hours of operation

  • Building No. 1 – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Building No. 2 – 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    (Operating hours of specific floors and shops may vary.)

Open 365 days a year

Address

  • 1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 30 minutes

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Sea Bus (Seabass)

Sea Bus

Sea Bus (Seabass) – approximately 15 minutes

Activities

4Sea Bus (Seabass)

Named with a pun on "sea bus," the Seabass is a boat that connects the east exit of Yokohama Station, Minato Mirai (Pukari-sanbashi), the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Yamashita Park. Easily travel between major sightseeing locations such as Chinatown, Motomachi and Minato Mirai while looking out on popular locations around Tokyo Bay.

Fare

  • Adults – 350 yen (from Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse to Yamashita Park)

Related websites

Seabass [PDF]

Time needed: approximately 15 minutes

Sea Bus
Sea Bus

Yamashita Park

On Foot

approximately 5 minutes on foot

Activities

5Yamashita Park

The first seaside park in Japan and a must-see Yokohama spot, Yamashita Park faces the Port of Yokohama and provides a view of the Yokohama Bay Bridge and Osanbashi Pier. Next to the Sea Bass landing are the NYK Hikawamaru and historical buildings such as the Hotel New Grand, bringing back an era of the past.

Hours of operation

  • Always open

Address

  • 279 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Environmental Planning Bureau, City of Yokohama (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 30 minutes

Yamashita Park
Yamashita Park

Yokohama
Marine Tower

On Foot

approximately 15 minutes on foot

Sightseeing

6Yokohama Marine Tower

Built to commemorate the Port of Yokohama's centennial anniversary, Yokohama Marine Tower underwent a renovation in 2009, the 150th anniversary of the port, renewing the tower as the symbol of Yokohama. Rising some 100 meters, the tower has a two-story observation platform with panoramic views of Yamashita Park and Minato Mirai, and the night view is well-known for its beauty. The amenities include a cafe, restaurant and bar.

Hours of operation

  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (observation reception closes at 10:00 p.m.)

Closed

  • occasionally for maintenance and inspection

Observatory fee

  • Adults – 750 yen

Address

  • 15 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Yokohama Marine Tower

Time needed: approximately 30 minutes

Yokohama Marine Tower lit up
Yokohama Marine Tower lit up

Yokohama
Chinatown

On Foot

approximately 5 minutes on foot

Dining

Yokohama Chinatown – dinner

7Chungking Szechwan Chinese Restaurant

This restaurant has been specializing in Szechuan cuisine since opening in 1959. With a number of sister shops in Chinatown alone, Chungking Szechwan Chinese Restaurant has been a popular fixture since it opened. From elegant cuisine with shark fin, abalone and spiny lobster to daily lunch menu items, enjoy genuine Szechuan cooking.

Hours of operation

  • 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (last order at 9:00 p.m.)

Closed

  • Mondays from 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday)

Address

  • 164 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Chungking Szechwan Chinese Restaurant (in Japanese only)

Chungking Szechwan Chinese Restaurant (main restaurant) interior
Chungking Szechwan Chinese Restaurant (main restaurant) interior

Chungking Szechwan Chinese Restaurant's specialty: mapo doufu
Chungking Szechwan Chinese Restaurant's specialty: mapo doufu

8Shofukumon

Shofukumon specializes in Cantonese cuisine. On the second floor, enjoy all-you-can-eat dim sum with some 40 different dishes to choose from and no time limit. On the sixth floor is a shark fin restaurant, the first to open in Yokohama's Chinatown, where you can enjoy this delectable dish at a reasonable price.

Hours of operation

  • Second floor: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (last order at 9:00 p.m.) Last entry for all you can eat is at 8:30 p.m.
  • Sixth floor: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (last order at 2:30 p.m.) and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (last order at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Building: All floors are open on weekends and holidays from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm. (last order at 9:00 p.m.)
    Last entry for all you can eat is at 8:30 p.m.

Open 365 days a year

Second-floor, all-you-can-eat price

  • Adults: 2,800 yen

Address

  • 81-3 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Shofukumon (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Hotel New Grand

Lodging

9Hotel New Grand

Having opened for business in 1927, the Hotel New Grand celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2012 as the oldest hotel in Yokohama. The main building has historical guest rooms, including the MacArthur Suite where General MacArthur established his office during the US occupation. From the rooms of the Tower Building, you can take in excellent Yokohama views including the Bay Bridge, Marine Tower, Yamashita Park and Minato Mirai.

Address

  • 10 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Hotel New Grand

Hotel New Grand
Hotel New Grand

The lobby of Hotel New Grand
The lobby of Hotel New Grand

Day 2 – Time needed: approximately 7 hours, including approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes for sightseeing and meals

Hotel New Grand

Ishikawacho Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 11 minutes (JR Negishi Line)

Shin-Sugita Station

Monorail

Monorail – approximately 18 minutes (Seaside Line)

Hakkeijima Station

Yokohama
Hakkeijima
Sea Paradise

Activities

10Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is among the largest aquariums in Japan, with 100,000 sea creatures representing 500 different species. The grounds include three separate aquariums: Aqua Museum where you learn about marine life, Dolphin Fantasy offering a soothing dolphin experience, and the Fureai Lagoon where you can interact with living marine creatures.

Facility and island hours

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    (Note: Some facilities may have different hours depending on the time of year.)

Open 365 days a year

Admission

  • All-day Aqua Resort Pass, good for the Aqua Museum, Dolphin Fantasy and Fureai Lagoon, plus a Pleasure Land Pass – adults: 5,050 yen

Address

  • Hakkeijima, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Time needed: approximately 80 minutes

An escalator passes through a fish tank.
An escalator passes through a fish tank.

Hakkeijima Station

Monorail

Monorail – approximately 18 minutes (Seaside Line)

Shin-Sugita Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 11 minutes (JR Negishi Line)

Ishikawacho Station

On Foot

approximately 10 minutes on foot

Starlight Cafe

On Foot

approximately 10 minutes on foot

Dining

11Starlight Cafe

Starlight cafe is operated by Star Jewelry, an accessory shop popular among young women. The cuisine at the Starlight cafe incorporates Italian and Asian elements into a French base. Enjoy an elegant time in this eclectic blend of Asian resort and modern sensibilities.

Hours of operation

  • Lunch – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • cafe – 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • dinner – 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Closed

  • Monday (open if Monday is a holiday)

Address

  • 2-97 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Related websites

Starlight Cafe (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Starlight Cafe interior
Starlight Cafe interior

Yamate Western-style Houses

On Foot

approximately 15 minutes on foot

Sightseeing Dining

12Yamate Western-style Houses

With a deep historical connection to the Port of Yokohama, Yamate Bluff has watched over the changes in Yokohama and retains many of its beautiful Western-style houses from when the area was designated as an area for foreign residents. The City of Yokohama owns seven houses such as British House Yokohama and Berrick Hall, and they are open to the public free of charge.

Hours of operation

  • 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. in July and August)

Closed

  • Varies by house

Address

  • Yamate 111 Bankan – 111 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Related websites

Yamate Seiyokan (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 45 minutes

Berrick Hall
Berrick Hall

Ishikawacho Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 10 minutes (JR Negishi Line)

Yokohama Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 8 minutes (JR Yokohama Line)

Shin-Yokohama
Station

On Foot

approximately 5 minutes on foot

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

On Foot

approximately 5 minutes on foot

SightseeingDining

13Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

Inside the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, a town street from 1958 has been replicated with a row of the best ramen shops from around the country. Each has a mini-sized offering, about three-fifths the regular size, so visitors can compare the different flavors. A hands-on area also allows visitors to make their own ramen creations. The museum shop has ramen and other products available for sale from around Japan.

Hours of operation

  • generally 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., but varying by the day
    Please note that shops may run out of products.

Open 365 days a year

Address

  • 2-14-21 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

All-day pass

  • Adults – 310 yen

Related websites

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

Time needed: approximately 45 minutes

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum
Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

The tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Toride restaurant
The tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Toride restaurant

Shin-Yokohama
Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 11 minutes (JR Yokohama Line)

Yokohama Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 3 minutes (Minatomirai Line)

Minatomirai Station

On Foot

approximately 3 minutes on foot

Sky Garden

On Foot

approximately 5 minutes on foot

Sightseeing

14Sky Garden

The observation floor on the 69th floor of the Yokohama Landmark Tower is the highest in Japan. From its 273 meters in the sky, you can see not only the Port of Yokohama, but all the way to the Izu Peninsula. The 360-degree panoramic view is simply astounding. The night view with its multicolored lights is also a popular attraction.

Hours of operation

  • 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last entrance at 8:30 p.m.)
    (open until 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays and during special events)

Open 365 days a year

Address

  • 69th Floor, Landmark Tower, 2-2-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Admission

  • Adults – 1,000 yen

Related websites

Sky Garden

Time needed: approximately 30 minutes

Panoramic night view of Yokohama from the observation floor
Panoramic night view of Yokohama from the observation floor

Get out and exploreSightseeingActivities

Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

In this museum, enjoy the world of Fujiko F. Fujio, creator of such popular manga as Doraemon. The museum is filled with an exhibit of his original artwork, a section for reading manga, a one-of-a-kind theater and much, much more for visitors to immerse themselves in the world of anime. There are also a cafe with unique offerings and a museum shop perfect for picking up souvenirs, to make a great experience regardless of age. The museum is by reservation only, with four entrance times.

Hours of operation

  • 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • The entrance opens for 30 minutes at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Closed

  • Tuesdays and December 30 to January 3

Address

  • 2-8-1 Nagao, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture

Entrance fee

  • Adults – 1,000 yen

Ticket purchases

  • Tickets go on sale on the 30th of each month for the second month following
  • They are available throughout Japan through Lawson Ticket. See
    http://l-tike.com/fujiko-m/ (in Japanese only)
  • For ticket inquiries, call 0570-000-777 (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Getting there

  • Take the Kawasaki city bus from Noborito Station on the Odakyu Odawara Line and the JR Nambu Line. Buses run at 10-minute intervals. It is a nine-minute ride.

Bus fare

  • IC card: adults – 206 yen, children – 103 yen
  • Cash: adults: 210 yen, children: 110 yen

Related websites

Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

Fujiko F. Fujio Museum
Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

Manga section
Manga section

Sakuragicho Station

As of June 2014.
Prices, business hours, transportation and other details are subject to change.

Trunk line

Trunk line

Bus

Bus

On foot

On foot

Boat

Boat

Page Top