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"Akai Kutsu" is a bus that runs through the Yokohama Bay area from Sakuragicho-Station and offers you 2 different routes. The buses of Route C run through the "good old Yokohama", among buildings of architectural styles typical of the post-Meiji period and the port. And those of Route M, run through the "new Yokohama", that is, the Minato Mirai area, adorned with modern architecture and urban designs. Enjoy sightseeing in Yokohama in this retro-style bus made in the image of trams!

"Akai Kutsu" Route Map

Akai Kutsu Route Map

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Route C (Chinatown & Motomachi Route)
app. 65 min. for a round trip

C1Sakuragicho Sta.
1 min.
C2Bashamichi Sta.
2 min.
C3Yokohama-daini-godo-chosha
2 min.
C4Bankoku-bashi/ World Porters mae
7 min.
C5Akarengasoko/ MARINE & WALK
3 min.
C6Shin-kencho-mae
3 min.
C7Nihon-odori
4 min.
C8Chukagai (Chinatown)
3 min.
C9Motomachi-iriguchi
6 min.
C10Minatonomieruoka-koen-mae
2 min.
C11Motomachi-iriguchi
4 min.
C12Marine Tower mae
1 min.
C13Yamashita-koen mae
1 min.
C14Osanbashi
5 min.
C15Osanbashi-kyakusen Terminal
10 min.
C16Akarengasoko/ MARINE & WALK
2 min.
C17Bankoku-bashi/ World Porters mae
1 min.
C18Yokohama-daini-godo-chosha
1 min.
C19Bashamichi Sta.
7 min.
C20Sakuragicho Sta.

Route M (Minato Mirai Route)
app. 37 min. for a round trip

M1Sakuragicho Sta.
3 min.
M2Minatomirai-odori
1 min.
M3Yonchome-chushajo
1 min.
M4Anpanman Museum iriguchi
1 min.
M5Shin-takashima Sta.
3 min.
M6Tochinoki-dori
3 min.
M7Minatomirai Sta.
2 min.
M8Queen's Square
1 min.
M9Tenji Hall (Exhibition Hall)
1 min.
M10PACIFICO Yokohama
2 min.
M11Kokusai-bashi/ CUP NOODLES MUSEUM mae
8 min.
M12Akaregasoko/ MARINE & WALK
2 min.
M13Bankoku-bashi/ World Porters mae
1 min.
M14Yokohama-daini-godo-chosha
1 min.
M15Bashamichi Sta.
7 min.
M16Sakuragicho Sta.

Enjoy Yokohama to the fullest!
Recommended route

For those who visit Yokohama for the first time, the "classic route" is recommended. (It takes approximately half a day)


Sakuragicho Sta.
Route C (about 10 min.)
C1Sakuragicho Sta.
Route C (about 10 min.)
C5Akaregasoko/ MARINE & WALK
Route C (about 9 min.)
C8Chukagai (Chinatown)
Route C (about 6 min.)
C10Minatono-mieruoka-koen mae
Route C (about 16 min.)
C13Yamashita-koen mae

Sakuragicho Sta.
 
C20Sakuragicho Sta.

For those who want to go directly to Chinatown, you can also go on a regular city bus departing from Sakuragicho station.
Sakuragicho Sta. Bus Terminal
Platform No.1, Route 20 and 109 (about 10 minutes on bus)
Platform No. 2, Route 8, 58, 148 (about 10 minutes on bus)

Click to see other route that we recommend you to enjoy the photogenic Yokohama

Bus timetable

Route C (Chinatown & Motomachi Route)

Weekdays:
from Sakuragicho Station each bus runs at 16 to 20 minute intervals. The first bus departs at 10:00 a.m. and the last one at 6:26 p.m.

Saturday and holidays:
from Sakuragicho Station each bus runs at 12 to 15 minute intervals. The first bus departs at 10:00 a.m. and the last one at 7:30 p.m.

Route M (Minato Mirai Route)

Weekdays:
from Sakuragicho Station each bus runs at 54 to 72 minute intervals. The first bus departs at 10:14 a.m. and the last one at 6:20 p.m.

Saturday and holidays:
from Sakuragicho Station each bus runs at 56 to 60 minute intervals. The first bus departs at 10:10 a.m. and the last one at 7:06 p.m.

Bus Terminal of Sakuragicho Station

Bus Terminal of Sakuragicho Station

"Akai Kutsu" bus fare

  One-time ride "Minato Burari Ticket"
(ticket valid for one day touring the Yokohama Bay area)
One-day free ride
(ticket valid for one day on all municipal buses)
Adult Cash 220 yen,
IC Card 216 yen
500 yen
※"Minato Burari Ticket-WIDE" costs 550 yen (you can get on and off at Shin-Yokohama Station of the Municipal Subway Blue Line)
600 yen
Children (1 to 11 years old) Cash 110 yen,
IC Card 108 yen
250 yen
※"Minato Burari Ticket-WIDE" costs 280 yen (you can get on and off at Shin-Yokohama Station of the Municipal Subway Blue Line)
300 yen

Children's bus fare with adult company
For each adult (parent or guardian over 6 years old) up to two children (from 1 to 5 year-old, pre-school children) can ride free of charge. If the child travels without the company of a parent or guardian, then they must pay the child bus fare.

How to ride the "Akai Kutsu" bus

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Get-On

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Get-Off

Get on through the front door and use the rear door to get off the bus.
The fee is paid when getting on the bus.
When getting on, if you have the ‘Minato Burari Ticket’ or another one-day ticket, show the driver the side of the ticket with the date of issue imprinted.

Discount tickets

"Minato Burari Ticket"

We recommend you to use the "Minato Burari Ticket", which gives you free-ride to all the "Akai Kutsu" buses, "Burari Sightseeing SAN route" buses, as well as other city buses and Municipal subway Blue Line Within the Yokohama Bay area.

Fares Adult 500 yen / Children 250 yen
Access areas
  • Municipal bus:
    Yokohama to Motomachi, Minatono-mieru-oka koen, Sankeien
  • Municipal subway Blue Line:
    Yokohama to Isezaki-chojamachi Station
みなとぶらりチケット

"Minato Burari Ticket-WIDE"

For those who come from Shin-Yokohama station, by obtaining the "Minato Burari Ticket-WIDE" you have access to a wider area including this station for a good deal.

Fares Adult 550 yen / Children 280 yen
Access areas
  • Municipal bus:
    Yokohama to Motomachi, Minatono-mieru-oka koen, Sankeien
  • Municipal subway Blue Line:
    Yokohama to Isezaki-chojamachi Station, Shin-Yokohama Station
* You cannot get on or off at stations between Shin-Yokohama station and Yokohama station.
みなとぶらりチケットワイド

Buying tickets

More Information on tickets

The best use of "Minato Burari Ticket"

Only by showing the ticket, you can get several types of services and special offers in about 90 of our affiliated stores within the city.
For example, …

ランドマークタワー スカイガーデン

Landmark Tower Sky Garden entrance fee
Adult 1,000 yen → 700 yen

中華街「重慶飯店」

10% meal discount in Chinatown’s Chungking Chinese Szechwan Restaurant (Honkan building, Shinkan building-first floor, or JukeiSarou Honten)
(Discount available only when paying in cash. Not applicable for lunch menu, service lunch, and all-you-can-eat menus)

The more you use it the more good-deals you’ll get!

Click here to see the list of the affiliated stores
(Japanese Only)

Secrets of the "Akai Kutsu" bus

観光スポット周遊バス「あかいくつ」

Name

The name "Akai Kutsu" was decided by public vote of Yokohama residents.

"Akai" (red) representing the color of the retro-style bus, and combining it with the name of the Japanese children's song ‘Akai Kutsu’ (meaning "red shoes"), perfectly representing it as the new and convenient transportation for sightseeing through Yokohama.

観光スポット周遊バス「あかいくつ」

Vehicle design

Also the interior has retro designs similar to the red bricks of the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, although there are also a few vehicles with bell designs decorated in the image of boats of the Minato Mirai marine area.Try and look for them!

観光スポット周遊バス「あかいくつ」

Registration plate

In fact, the registration plate number of all "AkaiKutsu" bus vehicles is "150"!
This is to honor the 150th anniversary of the Yokohama port opening celebrated in 2009, the same year that "AkaiKutsu" buses started to run.

Contact Information

Yokohama City Call CenterTEL:045-664-2525FAX:045-664-2828

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