City of Yokohama / 横浜市.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

On the western coast of Tokyo Bay directly south of Tokyo, Yokohama (横浜, map) is the second largest city in Japan and one of the cities most used to seeing foreigners.

Yokohama was one of the cities to open for trade with the West following the 1859 end of the policy of seclusion and has since been known as a cosmopolitan port city, after Kobe opened in 1853. Yokohama is half an hour away from Tokyo, and effectively forms a part of the giant conurbation.

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To protect British commercial and diplomatic interests in Yokohama a military garrison was established in 1862. With the growth in trade increasing numbers of Chinese also came to settle in the city.

Yokohama was the scene of many notable firsts for Japan including the growing acceptance of western fashion, photography by pioneers such as Felice Beato, Japan’s first English language newspaper, the Japan Herald published in 1861 and in 1865 the first ice cream confectionery and beer to be produced in Japan.

Shōmyō Temple (称名寺, map). It is a temple built by Hojo Sanetoki in 1258. It has developed into Kamakura Period. It is specified for the historic site in Japan. There is a beautiful garden. A lot of cherry blossoms bloom in spring. Moreover, precincts are illuminated at fireworks of summer and the New Year and it is very beautiful.

Yokohama Cosmo World (map) is a small amusement park which boasts the Cosmo Clock 21, a 112.5-m Ferris wheel which doubles as “the world’s largest clock” (the 60 arms double as second hands). The park also has two roller coasters, a log flume ride and several other attractions.

Minato Mirai 21 (みなとみらい21, map). A futuristic city district built entirely on reclaimed land.

Ōsanbashi Pier (大さん橋, map). Ōsanbashi Pier is the main international pier at the Port of Yokohama where cruise ships dock. Architecturally renovated with an abstract modern style in 2002, it provides a view of the Minato Mirai skyline. The rooftop garden is open to public.

Chinatown (中華街, map). Located next to Motomachi-Chinatown (romanized as Motomachi-Chūkagai) station, and a short walk from Ishikawachō station on the Negishi Line, Yokohama’s Chinatown is the largest in Japan and dates back to the Opening of Japan in 1859.

Yamate (山手, map). This is the neighbo’rhood where foreigners settled and still settle. You can make a pleasant walk from the Italian garden (map) near Ishikawachō station. The walk will take you along some nice houses that were previously owned by rich foreigners.

Sankei-en Park (三渓園, map). 35 min by bus from Yokohama Stn. SE of Naka Ward, this is a traditional style of park. Opened in 1906, this large park (17,5000 ft²) has many Japanese traditional buildings, 13 of which have been designated as national heritages.

Kikuna Sakurayama Park (map). If you go to there in spring, you can see beautiful deep pink double-flowered cherry trees called “yae-zakura” in Japanese. Yae-zakura is powerful rather than fine. The park is a popular place for cherry blossom flower viewing.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

The Minato Mirai 21 subway line from Yokohama station down the harborfront to Chinatown is the best method of accessing the main tourist haunts.

Also сheck оut мore info: GETTING AROUND YOKOHAMA (yokohamajapan.com) • Transportation in Japan (japan.travel) • Transportation (japan-guide.com)

BUS: Japan Bus Online is a comprehensive website that allows you to search for and book bus tickets across Japan. Willer Express is a major bus company in Japan that offers long-distance bus services. + Highway Bus / JR Bus / kate.co.jp.

TRAIN:  1  Tokyu Toyoko Line (東急東横線) from Shibuya to Yokohama Station. A trip from Shibuya to Yokohama takes as little as 26 minutes on the fastest service.  JR Ueno-Tokyo Line (上野東京ライン) and Tokaido Main Line (東海道線) from Ueno, Tokyo and Shinagawa stations (all on the Yamanote Line). Departs every 10 minutes. About 25 minutes.  JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line (湘南新宿ライン) from Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ebisu and Ōsaki. Roughly four trains per hour, reaching Yokohama from Shinjuku in as little as 30 minutes.

Japan Railways (JR): The official website of Japan Railways provides information about train routes, schedules, fares, and services offered by JR. + Central JRWest JREast JR

AIRPORT: Yokohama does not have its own airport. You can reach Yokohama from Tokyo‘s two main airports. Most international flights arrive at either Narita Airport near Tokyo or Kansai Airport near Osaka; a smaller number use Chubu International Airport near Nagoya.

WATERWAYS: Direct Ferries • Ferry Sunflower • Willer Ferry

Yokohama, be entertained! Incredible by day, lively by night.

Come up and see us, an attractive way of Yokohama stays in chronological order, starting with the evening to the next morning.

Showcase Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, Yokohama HAMMERHEAD, Ariake Harbour Studio, Cosmoworld, Noge street, Yakitori Noge Suehiro, Yamashita Park, Red Brick Warehouse, bills, Gundam Factory Yokohama

video source: Yokohama Official Visitors Guide / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information. + JAPAN eVISA – for online visa application to visit Japan.

HyperDia.Com

HyperDia is a service which offers the route of the railway and the aviation within Japan. Rental car and hotels etc around the station.

Tokyo Cheapo.

A website focused on budget travel in Tokyo, providing tips on affordable accommodation, dining, transportation, and free/cheap activities.

HyperDia – A website for checking train schedules, routes, and fares in Japan. It’s particularly helpful for planning your train travel.

Japan Rail Pass – If you plan to explore Japan using the Japan Rail Pass, their official website provides information on pass types, eligibility, prices, and how to purchase.

Tokyo Cheapo – A website focused on budget travel in Tokyo, providing tips on affordable accommodation, dining, transportation, and free/cheap activities.

Explore Accessible Japan

Food

Just One Cookbook – A popular website featuring authentic Japanese recipes, including traditional dishes, street food, and regional specialties.

Savor Japan – An online guide to Japanese food and dining, featuring information on traditional cuisine, sushi, sake, local specialties, and more. It includes restaurant listings and articles.