Starting from the Shinyokohama bullet train station, head towards Shin-yokohama Raumen Museum – some of the country’s most famous ramen restaurants featured in the museum offer delicious vegetarian ramen! Move on to the Minatomirai area after lunch to enjoy outdoor ice skating and shopping for Yokohama’s best souvenirs at the historical Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses. To end the day, take a sightseeing boat ride right from the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse to Yokohama station for a short boat cruise to immerse yourself in Yokohama’s sparkling nightscape from the water! Then shop again at the large department stores by the station!
1. Experience good old Japan and delicious ramen at Shin-yokohama Raumen Museum
Shin-yokohama Raumen Museum is the world’s first ramen museum. Its interior is designed to recreate a corner of Tokyo circa 1958 and is filled with nostalgic goods and performances. Savor vegetarian ramen offered at 4 out of 9 ramen restaurants here, and get cute ramen keychains at the souvenir shop! The museum is equipped with a multi-purpose room that can be used for making a prayer – simply ask the staff should you need to use it.
30 minute train ride
From Shinyokohama station Take JR Yokohama Line to Yokohama station (15 min), switch to Minatomirai Line to Nihon Odori station (6 min)
10 minute walk
2. Enjoy Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses! Skate on the outdoor rink – winter special –
The beautiful Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses on Yokohama’s bay area is the city’s sightseeing staple. Built in 1911 and 1913 and used as customs houses until 1989, the warehouses have since been repurposed into a cultural/commercial complex housing a gallery space, shops and restaurants. Check out the city’s collection of souvenirs or events and exhibitions here!
■Art Skate RinkThe skating rink in front of the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses has become a winter tradition – each year it welcomes an artist to decorate the rink as a gallery so that visitors can enjoy skating and art all at once. Skate by day as well as at night, when it’s beautifully illuminated, to fully enjoy winter!
■Souvenir shopping at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 1st Building!For easy breezy souvenir shopping, head to Yokohama’s Best on the first floor of the 1st Building of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse! The shop has a complete line of the city’s popular sweets and goods!
1 minute walk
3. Hop on the Sea Bass to Yokohama station East Exit
One of the best features of the port city is a transportation option on the water! Take the Sea Bass, a sightseeing cruise, from Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses to Yokohama station East Exit to enjoy the view of Rainbow Bridge, huge ships and the beautiful cityscape from the water. The Yokohama station East Exit terminal is surrounded by futuristic architecture, making it look like a secret fort! From Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse to Yokohama station East Exit: 580 yen/ one way