What to Expect
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 harbor, pier, 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. Yokohama station area
The busiest station in Kanagawa Pref. We can start our tour from this station. Seeing how people moves may surprise you.
Hara railway model museum locates walk-in distance from the station. Also, Nissan HQ Gallery is connected with a Department store 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 learn
7. China town
This section is always crowded by visitors. There are many Chinese restaurants and souvenir shops. Recently a famous Sushi restaurant was opened.
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.