In this tour you will visit major Yokohama's hi-lighted places. Yokohama's development started about 160 year ago. And in this tour you can enjoy real calm atmosphere at very nice Japanese garden and modernized city by visiting various places.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroshi.
In this tour, you will touch upon uniqueness of Yokohama in terms of history and view. I will take you to Yokohama's major sightseeing spots which includes a nice Japanese garden , western style garden and houses, historical buildings ,museums and etc. Through this tour, you can feel breeze of Yokohama's enchantment. This tour is yours and I will customize based upon your request. Please find followings a list of sightseeing spots. But if you visit all of them, one day is not enough. My recommendation is 4 places; Minato-Mirai area, Yamashita park, China town and Yamate, Motomachi area.
Hi-light of this tour
1. Sankei-En garden
This garden was originally build by a very successful silk business man as his own house. However after he built it, he opened most of
places for public and now it is owned by Yokohama city. Uniquness of this garden is many buildings were moved from other area in
Japan including Kyoto. Therefore garden was built about 100 years ago while some buildings are 400 years old. Therefore you can feel
traditional Japan in Yokohama.
2. Minato-Mirai area
This area is newly developed one and a lot of offices and shopping malls locate. But there are Yokohama art museum, Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial museum
and the tallest building in Yokohama called Landmark tower. In front of Landmark tower, Yokohama port museum and Sail training ship NIppon-maru are.
3. Aka-Renga ( Old storage warehouse) area
This area was renovated from bonded warehouse to shopping and restaurant building. A lot of events are taken place from time to time. If you are lucky, you can
enjoy unexpected activity.
4. Big pier area
There is one of the biggest in Japan cruise ship terminal pier. Top of this pier is covered by lawn and in sunny day, you can enjoy nice view of cruise ship and
nice view of port of Yokohama
5. Yamashita park/ Hikawa-maru
This park locates along with Yokohama-bay. it about half mile long. In spring and autumn, rose season, city of Yokohama conducts rose contest and everybody
can enjoy it. In other seasons, always flowers welcome visitors. This is the place people can relax and feel Yokohama as a harbor town.
Hikawa-maru locates at south-end of Yamashita-park. It is a ship and used to traveled between Japan and US. Now it is opened as a museum relating to ships.
6. Kannai area
In this area, there are many historical buildings and museums. Most of the buildings are still in use. Customers can touch feeling of old
Yokohama and lear it at museums.
7. China town
This section is always crowded by visitors. There are many Chinese restaurants and souvenir shops. Recently a famous Sushi restaurant
You can enjoy mainly Chinese cuisine. Price is various; from $8 to $100/ person.
8. Yamate and Motomachi area
At Yamate area, there are many old residential houses. Customer may feel as if he was in small town of United state back to 19th century.
Motomachi is a fashionable shopping area which also has 19th century atmosphere. It is not a big shopping mall and small size stores are along a street .
Also, St. Patrick's day parade and halloween parade is take place every year.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Yokohama . (Transportation fee for guide is not included)
All transportation fee , meals, admission fee for guests and guide)
From Tokyo to Yokohama、transportation cost is about ￥1000 for round-trip.
Inside Yokohama, we may take bus for just in case. Cost is ￥220 for one ride.
Total admission fee is around ￥1000/ person which is depend on how many museum to visit.
Lunch is about ￥2000/ person
Souvenir: depend on customers preference
This tour is a walking tour and total distance may be 5 to 7 Km which is 3 to 5 miles. Therefore, wearing comfortable shoes is recommended.
A person with wheel chair can participate. But some area like China town is not suitable for wheel chair. I will make alternative plan and may ask some corporation.
In this tour, visiting Japanese style house is not included. But if you want to see it, we can go a big garden named Sankei-en. It will take 20 - 30 Min. by bus. And admission fee is ￥500 for an adult and ￥200 for a child
In case of rain, we will spend more time in museums to be understood essence of this tour. And for moving, we will use subway.
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Hiroshi is GREAT! He responded to all my questions in the months prior to our arrival. He met us at our ship on time, took us to all the places we read about. Did an excellent job of pointing out interesting things as we walked the streets of Tokyo.. we saw the normal tourist places as well and many places that gave us a feeling of the real past and present Tokyo. And when I accidentally left my iPad in a store, he immediately went back and got it! If you need a guide in Tokyo, go with Hiroshi.. you will be extremely pleased!
Dear Dinah Thank you for your great review. I enjoyed very much with you, Rusty , Miki and Mickey. Probably you went to bed early because of long walk in my tour. Your enthusiazm to learn our culture encouraged me a lot. I respect your enthusiazm. I recieve your picture and keep it i my album for my memory. Hope we will meet again in Japan or in Canada Thank you for choosing me as your guide and have great life in future Best regards
Hiroshi is a very knowledgeable, a great communicator, easy to get along with and very accommodating to my wife & I. My wife has foot problems & it was easy to adjust our tour for her. We learned so much about Tokyo & Japan from Hiroshi. By the end of the day we felt we also had met a great man as well as a new friend, & if we get a chance to return we shall certainly ask for Hiroshi.
Dear Charles Thank you very much for the good evaluation about the tour. It was a great pleasure being with you and your wife. I hope you will have a great time with cruise and arrive home safely. It was my pleasure to be your guide and wish to have another chance to see you. Best regards Hiroshi
Excellent English. Patient and great listener and planner. Flexible for changes. Arranged just what we wanted. Low key cultural experience in Kamakura. Tea in Bamboo garden and veggie lunch served by monks were unique. He navigates public transport flawlessly.
Dear Sue and John Thank you very much for giving me a very nice review. The tour with you was very nice one. I always try to be very flexible to meet customers' wish. It is my style as a guide. I wish to be your guide if you come back to Japan again. Have a wonderful time. Best regards
I found Hiro to be very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend him as a guide.
Dear Natalie Thank you very much for your quick review. Have a nice cruise back to Sydney Best regards
Hiroshi was an excellent guide. We took tours of the history museum of Edo/Tokyo and we were very impressed with his depth of knowledge and his insight. We also visited some local temples and the famous fish market. He continued his high level of teaching and have very useful insights into the culture as well. His English was also exemplary.
Dear Brannon Thank you very much for writing an excellent review of my tour. It was very enjoyable tour with your family. Unfortunately Sumo practice was not able to see but taking pictures with Sumo wrestler will be unforgettable memory for James. I would like to express my gratitude for listening my talk very sincerely during the tour. I hope memory of this tour will be shared with your family and friends and more people may come to Japan to become fan of Japan. Thank you very much to choose me as your guide and have a good flight back to your home. Best regards Hiroshi