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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 city, a garden and night scenes

Minatomirai

Minatomirai

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
AU$97
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (693 reviews)

"The room is very small but with a great view. The bath was great"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

APA HOTEL&RESORT (YOKOHAMA BAY TOWER)
Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel
Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
3-4 Shin Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
AU$130
per night
Mar 12 - Mar 13

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! (1,810 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
Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
3 out of 5
1-101-1 Sakuragi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
AU$108
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17

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! (1,724 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

Popular activities in Yokohama

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.

Red Brick Warehouse
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Red Brick Warehouse

These historic buildings date back to the early 20th century and now serve as unique shopping, dining and event venues.

Landmark Tower
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Landmark Tower

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Ride one of the world’s fastest elevators to the top of this landmark to see some of Yokohama’s best views.

Top activities in Yokohama

Tokyo Hedgehog Cafe Experience
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Tokyo Hedgehog Cafe Experience

98% of travellers recommend
AU$53
Per adult
Kamakura Half-day Private Custom Tour with Licensed Guide
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Kamakura Half-day Private Custom Tour with Licensed Guide

AU$68
Per adult
Become a Samurai Warrior in Tokyo
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Become a Samurai Warrior in Tokyo

AU$233
Per adult
Private Customized Full-Day Tour to Yokohama
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Private Customized Full-Day Tour to Yokohama

100% of travellers recommend
AU$171
Per adult
Private Full-Day Customized Tour of Kamakura
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Private Full-Day Customized Tour of Kamakura

100% of travellers recommend
AU$178
Per adult
Enoshima Aquarium Admission Ticket
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Enoshima Aquarium Admission Ticket

AU$32
Per adult

Reviews of Yokohama

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

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Nov 26, 2019

A very nice cruise ship terminal and a nice city. I will come back for my next cruise in Japan. We like the location of Royal park Hotel and might come back if the staffs give us the feeling of welcoming

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 9, 2019

Enjoyed my time there, enjoyed the Japanese cuisine 酪

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 8, 2019

Yokohama waterfront is well worth a visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 5, 2019

Great place to visit Has a lot in the area that is within easy reach

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 4, 2019

Went for Rugby World Cup Semi finals. Excellent location and friendly locals

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 10, 2019

Good city to get in and out of on the Shinkansen and easy access to Tokyo as well as being interesting in its own right. Chinatown always good for a visit as is Yamashita park down on the waterfront.

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