Day tour to Yokohama from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

by Kenzia - TripleLights travel specialist

There are so many beautiful places in Japan outside of the major places like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. One of which is Yokohama. If you want to explore a little bit more of Japan without having to travel far from Tokyo, Yokohama is a great place. If you have extra day or time after traveling around the major cities and places in Japan, squeeze in a day trip to Yokohama!

 

You might not know where is Yokohama, how to go there, or what to do in Yokohama. Don’t worry, with so much information on the internet, including this article, it will only take a few minutes for you to get the answer to that.


In this article, I am going to introduce a little bit of Yokohama to you, how to travel to Yokohama from Tokyo, popular attractions in Yokohama, day tour options to Yokohama, and more recommendations. So, keep reading!

Day tour to Yokohama from Tokyo - How to go and what to do Yokohama is the second largest city by population after Tokyo located in the Kanagawa Prefecture, and part of the Greater Tokyo Area. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area and a prominent port city in Japan.

 

There are many different attractions in Yokohama, including one of the world’s largest Chinatowns, stylish shopping malls, a Ferris wheel and park along the sea, and many more. It is a popular place for expats.

 

How to travel to Yokohama from Tokyo

Here are ways to travel to Yokohama from some major places in Tokyo:

Day tour to Yokohama from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

Tokyo station to Yokohama (45 min- ¥550)

-Take the Keihintohoku Line (light blue) straight to Kannai Station. From there, walk about 350m.


Shinjuku station to Yokohama (45min- ¥640)

-There are many options, but one of the fastest ones in by taking the Shonan-Shinjuku Line (red) to Yokohama Station.

-At Yokohama Station, switch to Negishi Line to Kannai Station. From there, walk about 350m.


Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Yokohama (1 h 40 m- ¥3110)

- Take the Skyliner to Nippori Station.

- At Nippori Station, switch to Keihintohoku Line (light blue) and get off at Kannai Station.

Haneda Airport Terminal 2 to Yokohama (35 min - ¥720)
-Take the Haneda Airport Limousine Bus and get off at Osanbashi.

Akihabara Station to Yokohama (50 min - ¥550)
- Take the Keihintohoku Line (light blue) straight to Kannai Station.


Shibuya station to Yokohama (40 min- ¥480)
-Take the Tokyu-Toyoko Line (pink) straight to Nihon-Odori Station.

 

What to do in Yokohama?

Being a large city it is, Yokohama offers a lot of different attractions. You can pretty much find everything and do anything you want to do in Yokohama. There are many different choices you can choose from such as shopping malls, parks, museums, Chinatown, zoo, aquarium, stadium, landmarks, port, historical sites and many more. 

 

You can enjoy shopping in the many shopping malls, a stroll around the many parks, delicious food from the Chinatown, learn in the historical sites, enjoy the museums, and even watch a baseball game in the stadium. If you have children, the zoo, aquarium, and the museum are the perfect places to go.

 

Yokohama has different attractions for different ages and groups. So,  couples, families with children or elderly, and anyone can enjoy Yokohama.

 

Bottom line?

You won’t run out of things to do in Yokohama and probably even wish you have more time to explore all of Yokohama.

 

Popular attractions in Yokohama

Here are some attractions in Yokohama you must visit:

  • Cup Noodle Museum

A popular interactive museum which its concept is ‘creative thinking’. Here, you can learn the history of cup noodles and even make your own customized cup noodle. It’s perfect for all ages.

Address

2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (map)

Phone

045-345-0918

Business hours

Monday ( 10:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Wednesday ( 10:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Thursday ( 10:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Friday ( 10:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Weekends ( 10:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Price

¥500 for adults / Free for high school age children and under

Website

https://www.cupnoodles-museum.jp/en/yokohama/

 

  • Yamashita Park

A seaside park in the port city of Yokohama where you can see the large ships and the amazing view of Yokohama Bay Bridge and Osanbashi Pier. 

Day tour to Yokohama from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

Address

山下公園, Yamashitacho Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi Kanagawa (map)

Phone

045-671-3648

Price

Free

Website

http://www.yokohamajapan.com/things-to-do/detail.php?id=139

 

  • Yokohama Chinatown

Here, you can experience the food culture, events, and history of China while you are in Japan. There are temples and more than 500 shops in the area, so you can shop, eat, pray and enjoy the atmosphere in Yokohama Chinatown.

Address

Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0023 (map)

Phone

045-662-1252

Price

Free

Website

http://www.chinatown.or.jp/

 

  • Minato Mirai 21

Minato Mirai brings old history and modern facilities together. It’s a central business district in Yokohama where you can enjoy everything from food, shopping, art and culture, amusement park, and many more.

Day tour to Yokohama from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

Address

58-1, Honmoku Sannotani, naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0824 Japan (map)

Phone

+81 45-682-4403

Website

http://minatomirai21.com/

 

  • Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal (Osanbashi Pier)

This port is accessible to everybody. There is a rooftop plaza that opens 24 hours a day. From here, you can enjoy the nightscape, ships, and the beautiful scenery of Yokohama waterfront. There are cafe and restaurants from where you can enjoy your meal and the stunning scenery simultaneously. 

Address

1-1-4 Kaigandori, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0002, Kanagawa Prefecture (map)

Phone

045-(211)-2304

Business hours

9:00 am- 9:30 pm (Monday-Sunday)

Price

Free

Website

https://osanbashi.jp/english/

 

  • Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden

The second tallest building in Japan from where you can enjoy the incredible night view that has been selected as one of the Top 100 city views. The Sky Garden is located on the 69th floor. Other floors of the building function as offices, hotel, shopping mall, and a multi-purpose hall.

Day tour to Yokohama from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

Address

2-2-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (map)

Phone

+81 45-222-5015

Business hours

10:00 am- 9:00 pm (Monday-Friday, Sunday)

*open until 10:00 pm on Saturdays and summer vacation

*open all year round

Price

Adults: ¥1000

School children and junior high school student: ¥500

High school student and persons over 65: ¥800

Children over age 4: ¥200

Website

http://www.yokohama-landmark.jp/skygarden/web/english/

 

  • Sankeien Garden

A beautiful, traditional Japanese-style garden where you can enjoy the beauty of Japanese architecture and the harmony of nature.

Address

58-1, Honmoku Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0824 Japan (map)

Phone

045-621-0634

Business hours

9:00 am-5:00 pm (last entrance 4:30 pm)

*closed on December 29, 30, 31

Price

¥700 for adults / ¥200 for children under age 14/ ¥200 for city resident seniors (above 65)

Website

http://www.sankeien.or.jp/en-about/

 

  • Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Here, you can try different ramen from different parts of Japan in 9 different outlets without having to board a plane.

Day tour to Yokohama from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

Address

2-14-21 Shinyokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-City, 222-0033, Japan (map)

Phone

045 (471) 0503

Business hours

11:00 am-10:00 pm (10:30 am-10:00 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)

*Last admission 21:30

Price

¥310 for adults / ¥100 for elementary school students/ ¥100 for seniors (above 60)

Website

http://www.raumen.co.jp/english/

 

There are still many more attractions in Yokohama, such as Nogeyama Zoo, Sea Bass, Kirin Beer Village, and more

 

Make your Yokohama day trip more interesting- how?

Go to Yokohama with a private tour! If you want to make your day trip more interesting, more exciting, and convenient, you should definitely go with day tours. You can have an enhanced and better experience while traveling in Yokohama.


It’s way more convenient as you don’t have to plan your itinerary yourself and you are even guided by a qualified tour guide. You can visit the popular places and enjoy the many different attractions Yokohama offers without hassle.



Look, the thing is…

There are many places on the web that offer day tours to Yokohama, but you never know whether they are a trustworthy and good website or not. That’s why I’m recommending you TripleLights. The website is trustworthy, offering many different day trip options to Yokohama. You can also customize the tour itinerary according to your preferences. You also don't have to figure out the transport from Tokyo to Yokohama because your guide will help you with that.

Not only the website offers day tours to Yokohama, it also offers many different qualified tour guides you can hire to make your trip more interesting and meaningful.

Recommended day tours to Yokohama from Tokyo

Day tour to Yokohama from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

To have a great trip to Yokohama, you need to find the right day tour for you! Here are some of my recommendations for a day trip to Yokohama.

 

One is the Best Memories of Yokohama tour, from which you can experience some of the popular spots in Yokohama mentioned above. 

 

You can also check One day-Private & Customized Tour in Yokohama tour and also the Excursion to Yokohama Minatomirai tour.

 

For more day tour options to Yokohama, click here.

 

Wait, there’s more:

If you are not necessarily looking for a private tour with guides to guide you around, you can also take the private chartered taxi around Yokohama to bring you around in Yokohama so it's so much more convenient, or private taxi transfer to take you from Yokohama to Haneda Airport or Narita Airport.



Get this:

With these day tours, not only you can have a better experience in Yokohama by visiting beautiful and popular spots, you can also learn with the insights given by your private guide. You will also have an easier travel to and while in Yokohama. This allows you to have an enhanced yet hassle-free experience!

 From the tours mentioned above, they also provide set itinerary suggestions which you can follow or customize according to your preferences.

 

Another thing!

If you are not looking for private tours but for private guides in Yokohama, you can click here. For tours or private guide options for other areas in Japan, you can click here.



I hope this article helps provide useful information for your trip to Yokohama, including how to go to Yokohama from some major places in Tokyo, what to do in Yokohama, the popular attractions in Yokohama, tour options to Yokohama and more recommendations. I hope you have a great time in Yokohama!

Need help planning your trip to Yokohama ?

If you are interested to know more and save your time during your trip to Yokohama, You can send a message to our local guides to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience.

In the TripleLights website you can find the best professional guides all over Japan to help you plan your trip. Check our local guides for Yokohama


21 Feb 2018

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