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Bay Breeze in Yokohama - Half-day Customized Tour -


Yokohama
4 hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Yokohama is a beautiful harbor city, having a distinguished and exotic atmosphere as an international port. Just a half hour train ride away from Tokyo, you can reach Japan’s 2nd largest city where multi cultures coexist. We go around the bay area of Yokohama, viewing the cityscapes retaining historical buildings, visiting various sites, malls and Japan’s largest Chinatown, in the sea breeze.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Aki.

  • Walk in comfortable promenades and enjoy viewing the bay area
  • Visit Japan’s largest Chinatown and enjoy various foods
  • Seek the traces of Japan’s Westernization
  • Cruise on Yokohama bay by a boat or amphibious bus
  • Visit a classic garden having a lot of historic buildings
  • Walk around the lively towns for ordinary people
  • The private sake tasting experience, if you like
  • Please refer to What to Expect for more details

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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.

Areas:
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.

Experience:
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.

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Departure & Return

Depart From Yokohama
Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Sakuragicho Station, Your hotel or Cruise Ship Pier in Yokohama
Ending Point JR Sakuragicho Station, Your hotel or Cruise Ship Pier in Yokohama

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up (in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel too)

What‘s not included

transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee(you and guide), meals

Important

I can guide you in Okinawa and Kagawa including Naoshima and the other venues of Setouchi Triennale.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for this tour?

Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is 1,500 to 2,000 JPY per person.
- transportation fare: Approx. 500 JPY - Local bus in Yokohama
- admission fee to a facility: 1,000 JPY (Sky Garden observatory at Landmark Tower)
- beverages at a cafe: Approx. 500 JPY
For more details, please refer to the Questions and Answers below.

How much does it take to get to Yokohama from Tokyo?

It's about 1,000 to 1,600 JPY per person for a round trip. The fare varies depending on a distance between the stations.

How much is the fare of transportation to get around Yokohama?

In the bay area of Yokohama, sightseeing spots are compactly located, so we might use a bus for one to two times.
The bus fare is 220 JPY per ride and person. Although, there is a one-day ticket providing unlimited rides on the subway and buses within the bay area, costing 500/250 JPY per adult/child.

What is the price range of lunch in Yokohama?

There are various types of restaurants serving many kinds of cuisines.
The typical price ranges per person are, for example,
- A Western style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY
- A Chinese style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY
- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY
- A lunch in a Cafe: 1,500 to 2,500 JPY
- A Ramen and a noodle shop: 1,000 JPY approximately

How much are the admission fees of the museums and other facilities?

The prices vary according to a museum and facility, for example,
Yokohama Museum of Art - 500/300/100 JPY per adult/high school and college student/Junior high school student
Hara Model Railway Museum - 1,000/700/500 JPY per adult/Junior high and high school student/child
Sky Garden observatory at the Landmark Tower - 1,000/800/500 JPY per adult/high school student/school child
Cup Noodles Museum - 500 JPY per adult, high school age children and younger admitted free
Sankeien Garden - 500/200 JPY per adult/child

How much does it cost for the private sake tasting experience?

It costs 8,000 JPY, or approximately $73 USD per person.

What’s a recommended itinerary for this tour?

For example:

9:30 am
Meet at your hotel in Yokohama bay area and move to the Yokohama Landmark Tower.

10:00 am
Visit the Yokohama Landmark Tower in Minato Mirai 21 Central area.
Enjoy viewing 360-degree scenery from the Sky Garden Observatory.

10:45 am
Walk in promenades through malls such as Queen’s Square, Yokohama World Porters, and Marine & Walk Yokohama in Minato Mirai 21 area.

11:15 am
Visit Akarenga - Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Zo-no-hana Park.
Dropping by Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal is an option.

11:45 am
Walk in streets in Kannai area while viewing Towers of Jack, Queen, and King.

12:15 pm
Visit Yamashita-koen Park and stroll in.

12:45 pm
Visit Yokohama Chinatown and stroll in, dropping by shops, Kantei-byo and Mazu temples.

01:30 pm
In the Chinatown, the tour ends.
Enjoy your lunch!

I'm a passenger of a cruise ship docked in Yokohama. Can you pick me up at a pier?

Yes, I can. I will meet you at the pier Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal in Yokohama.

Can you escort me to my hotel or other places?

Yes, I can. If your hotel is located in Tokyo, please pay Hotel escort fee.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.

Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?

Yes, I can arrange a private car, and van according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on the type of car, time and mileage.
For example, it costs approximately $175 USD for 4 hours and 2 passengers.

Can you pick me up at an airport?

Yes, I can, however, during the daytime only.
If you use Narita Airport, please pay the extra fee.
The rate of the extra fee is same as the extra-hour fee. Please pay the extra-hour fee for two hours when you book.
In case of Haneda Airport, you don't need to pay the extra fee.

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 48 )
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jerry Jerry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Invaluable ”

We spent three days with Aki, exploring the Setouchi Trienniale , using Takamatsu as a home base. We never could have done this without him. We had a great time. Thanks again Aki.

Aki:

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! I enjoyed touring around the Setouchi islands and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Takamatsu and having me as your guide! Sincerely, Akio

Jerome Jerome Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Aki gave us a great opportunity to experience Kamakura in a tight schedule ”

We had only 5 hours to visit Kamakura....and gave Aki an almost impossible mission. He succeeded! We saw all of the major sites and enjoyed the wonderful explanations that Aki provided with clear and nuanced English.

Aki:

Dear Jerome, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. I hope you are all fine after the tour on a hot day. It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kamakura. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Robin Robin United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Aki provided all we had hoped ”

Aki was a great guide. He took us to all the places we were interested in and was flexible in his plans given our interests and needs. He clearly knew his way around the island and all the museums. Couldn't have asked for more.

Aki:

Dear Robin, Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Naoshima. I enjoyed touring with you too. It was fun to bike around the island! I hope you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Janis Janis United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Naoshima Island ”

From Osaka, with Aki guiding us, we arrived on Naoshima. If it weren’t for Aki I’m afraid we’d still be wandering aimlessly around. While on the island; Aki’s knowledge of the architect represented here and the designers/artists was great. With his guidance we could just follow as had clear understanding Of how to navigate the island. This provided a pleasureable day. As I got a sense of his services and then began arranging the itinerary, Aki was incredibly quick in his responses to my many online questions. He speaks English very well. One can’t go wrong with Aki’s guidance

Aki:

Dear Janis, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! It's a great pleasure for me to have guided you around a beautiful island, Naoshima. I also enjoyed touring and had a pleasant time with you. It was very nice to meet you! I hope you have a good day and go back to your home safely. Please convey my regards to your husband and friends. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Kelli Kelli Japan
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Tour of Nikko ”

Aki was a very knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide! We had to reduce our time in Nikko by an hour and Aki was able to manage the schedule with ease while still covering everything we wanted to see. We learned a lot and a had beautiful day exploring. I would absolutely recommend him as a guide!

Aki:

Dear Kelli, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed a day in Nikko. I enjoyed touring with you too. I hope you are all fine after a day tour on a hot day. Thanks for coming to Nikko and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

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