What to Expect
This tour can be customized according to your request, taking you to the most fascinating places in Yokohama. Yokohama is a cosmopolitan city where we can see various aspects of Western, Asian and Japanese cultures.
I recommend choosing 3 to 5 areas for a half-day tour. Those areas are compactly located in the bay area of Yokohama, so we can move to the other destinations easily.
Based on you interest, I can include the private sake tasting experience held in a sake bar on an itinerary.
If you have any requests, please let me know in advance. I’ll take it consideration into making an itinerary.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
1. Yokohama Station area – The gateway to Yokohama
Hara Model Railway Museum, Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery, Makuzu ware Museum, Anpanman Children’s Museum & Mall, Sake Bar Yokohama, Shopping facilities – Department stores and Malls, etc.
2. Minato Mirai 21 Central area – The center of Yokohama bay area
Yokohama Museum of Art, Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru Memorial Park, Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, Shopping facilities - Landmark Tower with the Sky Garden observatory, Queen’s Square and so on, etc.
3. Minato Mirai 21 Shinko area – The new quarter of Yokohama bay area
Yokohama Cosmo World Amusement Park, Cup Noodles Museum, Shopping facilities - Marine & Walk Yokohama, Yokohama World Porters, Akarenga - Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, etc.
Cruising on the Port of Yokohama from Pier Akarenga for 55 min, costing 1,200/600 JPY per adult/child.
4. Kannai and Isezakicho area – The traces of a foreign settlement
Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama Archives of History, NYK Maritime Museum, Silk Museum, Zo-no-hana Park, Towers of Jack, Queen, and King, Isezaki Mall, Yokohama-bashi Shopping Street, etc.
5. Chinatown and Yamashita-koen area – Contrast of bustle and quiet
Japan’s largest Chinatown lined with a lot of specialty shops and restaurants
Kantei-byo enshrining Guan Yu - a hero of Chinese Three Kingdoms, Yokohama Mazu temple enshrining the Chinese sea goddess Mazu
Yamashita-koen Park, NYK Hikawa Maru Memorial Ship, Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, Yokohama Marine Tower, Yokohama Doll Museum, etc.
Cruising on the Port of Yokohama from Pier Yamashita-koen for 40 min, costing 1,000/500 JPY per adult/child.
6. Motomachi and Yamate area – Fashionable streets and Western scenes on the hill
Motomachi Shopping Street, Harbor View Park, Foreign General Cemetery, Yamate Italian Garden, Foreign Residences - Berrick Hall, Ehrismann Residence and so on, etc.
7. Sankeien area – A classic garden having a lot of historic buildings
Sankeien Garden – a traditional Japanese-style garden, dotted with a villa, three-story pagoda, teahouses and so on
8. Noge and Sakuragicho area – Lively towns for ordinary citizens
500 stores of food stalls, small pubs and bars line the streets
Nogeyama Zoo, Yokohama Naritasan Temple, Iseyama Kotaijingu Shrine, etc.
The private sake tasting experience for 2 hours, hosted by an American sake expert at a sake bar near Yokohama Station. Guests must be at least 20 years old.