Things to do in Yokohama
Since opening its port to the world about 150 years ago, Yokohama has transformed itself into Japan's second largest city. Yokohama's port views have resulted in a unique and attractive townscape that attracts residents and visitors alike, which augment its various artistic and cultural attractions. It has a lot on tap for every visitor, from experiencing traditional culture to fun and exciting tourism destinations.
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1. Minato Mirai 21 / Sakuragi-cho
Here you will find some of Yokohama's most popular tourist spots. These include Yokohama Landmark Tower, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and various amusement facilities which offer entertainment day and night, just to mention a few.
2. Chinatown / Kannai / Yamashita Park
This area is one of the most popular and beloved in Yokohama where you can experience the history of this harbor town. One of the largest Chinatowns in the world can be found here as well as old architecture and classy hotels.
3. Honmoku / Motomachi / Yamate
With its local fashion brands, Motomachi represents Yokohama as a fashion-oriented and trendsetting city. The classical Western style homes in Yamate and Sankeien, a Japanese garden, are a must-see.
4. Yokohama Station
Many hotels and department stores are located in this area where many subway and train lines intersect. Visitors can easily access a wide variety of grocery stores and boutiques of popular fashion brands.
Shin Yokohama is a bullet train station that serves as a gateway to Yokohama. The area is home to major sports and event venues such as Nissan Stadium and Yokohama Arena. You can also find Shin Yokohama Raumen Museum here.
6. Northern Yokohama
Northern Yokohama is an industrial area. A variety of spots including Kirin Yokohama Beer Village, Yokohama Zoo Zoorasia, and Kodomo-no-Kuni can be found here.
7. Southern Yokohama
This bayside area consists of popular tourist attractions such as Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside, and Kanazawa Zoo.