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Yokohama, Now & Then

6 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Only a 30-minute train ride from Tokyo, you can reach the unique cosmopolitan city of Yokohama. Yokohama has two faces: modern and classical. In this tour you can enjoy a modern life at Minato Mirai 21 and a classical one at Yamate Heights and China town.


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  • In this tour you will see two faces of Yokohama. In 1854, Commodore Perry arrived at Japan to open ports. The place he visited is near Yamashita Park and Oosanbashi pier. So you can meet classical faces of Yokohama there. The old tree, which was painted on the picture describing his arrival, still grows at the same place. Yamate Heights, an old European settlement on a hill, preserves beautiful European style houses. In Chinatown, located beside Yamashita Park, you can enjoy tasting many kinds of Chinese food. Modern faces of Yokohama is Minato Mirai 21. MM21 is a national project, starting in 1984, to create a new city at its waterfront, suitable for the 21st century. You can enjoy lots of interesting modern spots there, such as the Landmark Tower, Queen’s Square, Red Brick Warehouse, and the Cup Noodle Museum. On the 69th floor of the Landmark tower, you can enjoy 360 degree view.

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What to Expect

You can visit several places below.

1.Three Old Landmark Towers: Built in the early 20 century, they showed good old days of Yokohama. These "towers" are still used as Prefectural Goverment Hall, Custom house and a meeting hall.
2. Yamate Heights: A little hill near Chinatown. Many European style classical houses you can find here. You can also enjoy harbor view.
3. Chinatown:One of the largest Chinatown in Japan. You can enjoy tasting authentic Chinese food and shopping here.
4. Landmark Tower:One of the skyscrapers in Minato Mirai 21. You can enjoy shopping and eating here. At the Sky Garden on the 69th floor you can see Yokohama port.
5..Red Brick Warehouse:Old warehouses at Yokohama port are reformed to be about 30 shops and 10 restaurants .
6..Cup Noodle Museum: Momohuku Ando, who is a founder of Nisshin Flour co., invented instant noodles and cup noodles all by himself. This museum will tell you how ingenious and unique he was. You can make your own cup noodle here.
7. Ramen Musium: It is located at Shin-Yokohama station area, which is 15 minutes train ride.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or Sakuragicho station
Ending Point At your hotel or Yokohama station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee
transportation fee of guide
hotel pick-up in Yokohama area

What‘s not included

transportation fee of tourists ( about 1000 yen from Tokyo)
entrance fee of tourist and guide(about 1000 yen)
lunch ( you and guide )
hotel pick-up fee ( outside Yokohama 2000 yen)
hotel pick-up transportation fee of guide( outside Yokohama )


This tour is a walking tour. I recommend you to wear walking shoes.
We can use public transportation when it is too hard to walk through.

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

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 ( 12 )
5.0 (12) Reviews
Very Good
carol Carol United States ( Couple )
3 days ago

“ Kamakura and enoshima ”

Kanei-san was a phenomenal guide! He communicated with us extensively prior to the tour. He met us at the train station and guided our group of 4 people to Enoshima and Kamakura. He was patient and allowed us to travel leisurely at our pace since we were quite exhausted from our previous day's travel and tours. Kaneo also has a wonderful personality and made the trip enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable and I recommend him for any tour which he guides.


Dear Carol Thank you for your warm review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Kamakura tour after your exhausting experience in Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your family. Especially I felt something warm when I heard you talking about your memory in fluent Japanese. Best regards Kaneo

William William United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ The Great Kaneo ”

Kaneo was amazing. First, what a kind and sweet man he is! He was so wonderful to our family, and I think he enjoyed the days with us as much as we did with him. He guided us to Disney Tokyo and Disney Sea and was so fun and informative. He will always be a great memory of our trip to Tokyo. His knowledge of the city and it's transit system was unmatched. I would recommend Kaneo to anyone looking to enjoy Tokyo on another level. He was AMAZING!!! Thank you Kaneo!!


Thank you for your wonderful review. I really enjoyed Disneyland & DisneySea with you. I also enjoyed small talks with you and your family, while we were waiting for attractions. It is a great honor for me to be a good memory of your trip to Tokyo. I hope I can guide you again someday. Best regards, Kaneo

Sascha Sascha Germany ( Friends )
3 months ago

“ Great guide and person ”

We have spend a day in Hakone with Kaneo. Although weather was not good and the rope ways were closed due to volcanic activities it was great to spend this day with him there. We had a kid in our group and Kaneo made all efforts that the kid was not bored (e.g. origami 😀). He provided many important information to prepare for our stay in Hakone prior the tour. We recommend Kaneo as he is a very nice person, his English is very good and he has great knowledge about Japan.


Thank you for your kind review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Hakone tour in spite of a bad weather. It is really a pity that we could not see Mt. Fuji. But I myself enjoyed Hakone with a pleasant group like yours.

Elizabeth Elizabeth United States ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ The Best First Day in Tokyo! ”

If you’re looking for a guide in Tokyo, and Kaneo is available, book him ASAP! He is the best of the best! I’ll start out by saying that it would have taken my husband and myself a full week to do all the things we did with Kaneo in just one day. This is not an exaggeration. I based my initial requests to Kaneo on my “Lonely Planet” guidebook’s “must do” list. We were able to do all of them, plus several more sites and activities. By booking this tour with Kaneo on our first full day in Tokyo, we were able to be more relaxed with the rest of our days there. Taking the pressure off the rest of our days in Tokyo was an invaluable result of our tour with Kaneo. I must mention Kaneo’s awesome itinerary PDFs that he sent leading up to our trip. These files included his own personal ph... read more


Thank you for your kind and long review of my guide. I am very happy to know you enjoyed my guide so much as to evaluate it very high. I also feel happy to know I could show you some of good things of Japan, including our “Omotenashi” mind. I also appreciate your kindness to bring me a precious souvenir and a letter. Best regards, Kaneo

Pia Pia Denmark ( Couple )
5 months ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Well preparred, flexible, knowledgeable and very friendly.


Dear Pia Thank you for your quick review. We walked too much, I am afraid. But I believe you enjoyed Tokyo tour.

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