Here are a few sample itineraries based on the length of your stay.
Cruise Friendly Program YOKOHAMA
All passengers and crew of cruise ships calling at the Port of Yokohama are welcome to join the Cruise Friendly Program. When you visit Program-member stores, restaurants and facilities near the port, simply present the Cruise Friendly map distributed to you at the passenger terminal.
Everyone will be welcomed with a smile.
We accept credit cards*.
Our staff do their best to speak English (even if just a little bit!).
You can look forward to special benefits such as discounts or small gifts.
*With some exceptions
CRUISE FRIENDLY PROGRAM YOKOHAMA website
Touring Yokohama by Sightseeing Taxi
This tour is perfect for those who would like to tour the main points of interest in Yokohama without worrying about their luggage or planning their own itinerary. Your sightseeing taxi driver will suggest and escort you on an itinerary that fits your desired timeframe.
Touring Yokohama with a tour guide
The Kanagawa Systematized Goodwill Guide Club (KSGG) is a language volunteer group. KSGG was founded in March 1989 by 82 volunteer goodwill guides operating in Kanagawa Prefecture, with support from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Kanagawa Prefecture, the Kanagawa Prefectural Tourism Organization and the Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Under the motto ‘Those who can, when they can, what they can” KSGG members apply the linguistic abilities of each individual and a spirit of hospitality to welcome visitors in a wide range of activities.
In addition to assisting with international conferences and groups, KSGG accepts requests for guides through its website and offers guided tours to individuals.
If you are interested in KSGG’s guiding and interpreting services, simply inquire by filling out the request form on the KSGG website at the URL below. Requests must be received at least two weeks before your desired date. (Tours in Japanese are not available.)
- ＜Supported languages＞
- English, French. German, Spanish. Chinese, Italian, Korean, Thai
- ＜Supported areas＞
- Yokohama, Kamakura, Enoshima, Kawasaki
- Guiding and interpreting services are provided on a volunteer basis. However, please pay your guide’s out-of-pocket expenses. For details please read the Tour Guide Policy on the KSGG website.
Search Fun-filled and Interactive Plans
We offer a wide range of fun and interactive plans starting from one or two hours, including hotel buffet plans, fruit picking, spa and salon excursions, fishing and craft-making experiences.
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Area around Yokohama Station
Yokohama Station is a Yokohama’s biggest transportation hub served by four JR lines, four private railway lines and one municipal subway line. Providing excellent access to sites around the city, Yokohama Station is used by large numbers of commuters and tourists from nearby cities.
The station building stands in the very heart of Yokohama, close to numerous shopping and entertainment venues.
Minato Mirai 21
The Yokohama Bay area is dotted with many of Yokohama’s best-loved tourist attractions, including Yokohama Landmark Tower, a 296m skyscraper; Cosmo Clock 21, a gigantic Ferris wheel; Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and much more. This modern metropolis is home to everything from quiet art galleries to shopping malls, office buildings and luxury hotels.
Motomachi and Yamate
Yamate (“the Bluff”) is filled with streetscapes that recall its heritage as a “foreigners’ quarter,” with sites such as the seiyokan (pre-war Western-style houses) and the foreigners’ cemetery. Descend from the hill and you can enjoy an area called Motomachi Shopping Street, original home of the Hamatora fashion trend.
Chinatown, Kannai and Yamashita Park
Yokohama Chinatown, one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, as well as seaside attractions such as Yokohama Marine Tower and Yamashita Park, are just some of the attractions in this part of the city, etched with the history of the opening of the port of Yokohama to international trade.
Kanazawa, Honmoku and Negishi
These districts feature historic spots such as Sankeien garden and Shomyoji temple, where you can view historic buildings and elegant Japanese gardens.
They also offer fun attractions for the whole family to enjoy, such as Yokohama Hakkeijima Seaparadise and Kanazawa Zoo.
With a station on the Tokaido Shinkansen, this area is the gateway to Yokohama. This new city center lists among its attractions Nissan Stadium, site of the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, as well as Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum, hallowed ground to devotees of Japan’s iconic noodle soup.
Yokohama is richly endowed with attractions on themes related to nature, industry, history and culture. Examples include Yokohama Zoo Zoorasia, where okapi, a kind of short-necked giraffe, are bred and exhibited; Yokohama History Museum, where you can learn about the history of Yokohama; and Kodomo no Kuni, a nature park for children.