Yokohama travel guide

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You're Going to Love Yokohama

Yokohama is full of surprises; you can stroll along the beautiful harbor in the morning and then explore the quirky Cups Noodle Museum, check out a cutting-edge art show in the evening, and cap off the night at a sizzling jazz club.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Yokohama

1. Get Out on the Town

From a dining scene with international influences to tasty microbrewery beers, hot jazz clubs, or dance bars, you'll find food and nightlife options to please every taste.

2. Shop Till You Drop

Whatever you're looking for - whether it's electronics, clothing, and other consumer goods - you'll find it in the seemingly endless number of huge modern malls.

3. Enjoy Amusement Parks

You can enjoy dolphins, penguins, and more at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, or visit the animals at the Nogeyama Zoo. From water parks to spas and more, the city will keep you entertained.

4. Escape Outside

Yokohama is home to many beautiful parks, including the picturesque seaside Yamashita Park where you'll find many street performers.

5. Chinatown

Yokohama is home to the largest Chinatown in the country, with more than 500 shops and restaurants full of bargain shopping and great eats.

Where to Eat in Yokohama

For classic Japanese cuisine, including the traditional gyu-nabe, a beef dish, try Araiya. Set menus begin at ¥1300. The Charcoal Grill Green serves grilled steak, pork, and prawn, along with a nice selection of wines and craft beer. Main dishes start at ¥1100.

When to visit Yokohama

Yokohama in April
Estimated hotel price
$135
1 night at 3-star hotel
Yokohama in April
Estimated hotel price
$135
1 night at 3-star hotel

Yokohama enjoys warm temperatures for much of the year, with daytime highs ranging from 65 to 87 between March and November, when most visitors come to the city.

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How to Get to Yokohama

Plane

The closest international airports are located in Tokyo, with the majority of international travelers passing through Narita Airport (NRT), about 60 miles from Yokohama. The Narita Express trains make the trip to Yokohama about every half hour for ¥4,380 one way.

Train

There is extensive daily train service linking Yokohama with Tokyo and the rest of Japan provided by a number of companies, including the Tokyu Toyoko Line and the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line.

Car

The drive from Tokyo to Yokohama takes about a half an hour one way via Route 1. The city connects to the rest of Japan via a network of highways.

Bus

There are many options when it comes to bus connections between Yokohama and Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, and other major centers.

Airports near Yokohama

Airlines serving Yokohama

United Airlines
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KLM
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Delta
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Air France
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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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SWISS
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Qatar Airways
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Iberia
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Air Canada
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Austrian Airlines
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Emirates
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Finnair
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LOT
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LATAM Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Singapore Airlines
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Aeromexico
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Where to stay in Yokohama

Stay in a convenient central location at the Navios Yokohama. For sleek modern furnishings and amenities near Yokohama Train Station, look to the Yokohama Kokusai Hotel.

Popular neighbourhoods in Yokohama

Kannai - this district includes the historic waterfront and attractions like the Marine Tower and Osanbashi Pier, the perfect spot to watch the sun set.

Minato Mirai 21 - this district of the city has a futuristic aesthetic and offers a wealth of dining and shopping options, including the huge Landmark Plaza/Queen's Square complex.

Yamate and Motomachi - these districts border each other along the hillside, where you'll find great shopping amid wonderful views of the harbor.

Where to stay in popular areas of Yokohama

Most booked hotels in Yokohama

Hotel New Grand
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$129+
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$147+
Intercontinental Yokohama Grand, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$133+
Richmond Hotel Premier Musashikosugi
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
$114+
New Otani Inn Yokohama Premium
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$117+
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kawasaki
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$67+
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How to Get Around Yokohama

Public Transportation

The city is serviced by two subway lines, the Yokohama Minatomirai or JR East Line, where a day pass costs ¥520, and the Minato Burari or MM21 line, where a day pass is ¥500.

Taxi

Taxis are plentiful in the city, with rates that begin at ¥730, increasing by ¥310 every 0.6 mile.

Car

Parking can be at a premium in the tourist-heavy areas near the waterfront and Chinatown. Rentals from companies like Europcar start at around ¥7,500 per day.

Car hire agencies in Yokohama

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The Cost of Living in Yokohama

Shopping Streets

Along with Minato Mirai 21, the area around Yokohama train station is where you'll find the most shopping choices, including Yodobashi Yokohama, an enormous electronics outlet.

Groceries and Other

The Grocery Market Minatomirai has a great selection of fresh foods at reasonable prices. A quart of milk costs about ¥205, and a dozen eggs about ¥235.

Cheap meal
$11.93
A pair of jeans
$95.47
Single public transport ticket
$3.03
Cappuccino
$5.04
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