"Akai Kutsu" is a bus that runs through the Yokohama Bay area from Sakuragicho-Station. The buses of Route run through the "good old Yokohama", among buildings of architectural styles typical of the post-Meiji period and the port. Enjoy sightseeing in Yokohama in this retro-style bus made in the image of trams!
"Akai Kutsu" Route Map
Route (Chinatown & Motomachi Route)
app. 65 min. for a round trip
Enjoy Yokohama to the fullest!
For those who visit Yokohama for the first time, the "classic route" is recommended. (It takes approximately half a day)
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)
Route (Chinatown & Motomachi Route)
[Weekdays]From Sakuragicho Station each bus runs at 30 minute intervals. The first bus departs at 10:02 a.m. and the last one at 5:32 p.m.
[Weekends]From Sakuragicho Station each bus runs at 15 minute intervals. The first bus departs at 10:02 a.m. and the last one at 6:27 p.m.
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||220 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)
|Children (1 to 11 years old)||110 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)
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
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.
"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|
"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|
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, …
Landmark Tower Sky Garden entrance fee
Adult 1,000 yen → 700 yen
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)
Secrets of the "Akai Kutsu" bus
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.
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!
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.
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