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YokohamaJapan

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, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Minatomirai

4.5/5Wonderful!(13 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Minatomirai. If sightseeing is on the list, Tokyo Bay is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Bashamichi Station or Minatomirai Station to see more of the area.

Minatomirai

Top Hotels in Yokohama

Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
3 out of 5
1-101-1 Sakuragi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
The price is CA $73 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Minatomirai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Bay and Landmark Tower. Anpanman Museum and Yokohama Cosmo World are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,039 reviews)

"Ladies at the desk we super! Efficient, helpful, patient and kind! Thank you Minakawa-san, Irobe-san, and Kubo-san!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2020

Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
InterContinental Yokohama Grand
InterContinental Yokohama Grand
4.5 out of 5
1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
Free cancellation
The price is CA $129 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in Minatomirai, this luxury hotel is steps away from Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Tokyo Bay and Pacifico Yokohama. Yokohama Cosmo World and Landmark Tower ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,337 reviews)

"Excellent location. Great bay view from the room. Large comfortable bed. Efficient service. Definitely value for every penny."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 13, 2020

InterContinental Yokohama Grand
Hyatt Regency Yokohama
Hyatt Regency Yokohama
4 out of 5
280-2 Yamashitacho, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Free cancellation
The price is CA $349 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in Chinatown, this hotel is steps away from Kanagawa Arts Theatre and Tokyo Bay. Yamashita Park and Yokohama Stadium are also within 10 minutes. Nihon-odori ...

4.4/5Excellent! (53 reviews)

"新しく清潔感があり良かった。 ロビーやレストランが狭いのが少し残念。"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2020

Hyatt Regency Yokohama
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Yokohama

Grand Cave Yokohama
Grand Cave Yokohama
3 out of 5
3-108-1 Ishikawacho, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is CA $71 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in Naka, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Bay and Yokohama Stadium. Yamashita Park and Yokohama Marine Tower are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)
A beautiful property

"The submission of passport details for all guests is now a standard requirement in Japan. However, the submission form allows all guests to see each other’s information. This needs revised as I was concerned about privacy. The check-in system was also over complicated and required us to make four ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 4, 2020

Grand Cave Yokohama
Fujisawa Inn & Suites
Fujisawa Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
545-166 Fujisawa, Fujisawa, Kanagawa
The price is CA $74 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in Fujisawa, this apartment building is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Shonankaigan Park and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Enoshima Aquarium. Tsujido Seaside Park is 3 mi ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (97 reviews)

"The room is nice and cozy. I was satisfied with the stay for a week."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 15, 2020

Fujisawa Inn & Suites
Oakwood Suites Yokohama
Oakwood Suites Yokohama
3.5 out of 5
5-57-2 Kitanakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
The price is CA $208 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in Minatomirai, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Bay, Landmark Tower and Red Brick Warehouse. Anpanman Museum and Yamashita ...

Oakwood Suites Yokohama
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Yokohama

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 21, 2020

We enjoyed the restaurants and sightseeing.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 20, 2020

Nice place.

5/5 - Excellent

Paco

Oct 31, 2019

I love Yokohama. Easy to walk around.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 21, 2019

Yokohama is a cool city! I only spent one day here, but got to walk around Chinatown and the port area of Minato Mirai. Lots of interesting things to see and do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 1, 2019

Staff are very very friendly. Nice services not taking tips.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 22, 2019

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