One of the most attractive features of Yokohama is its open, seafront cityscape. In 1859, following many years of national isolation during the Edo period, Yokohama became the first port in Japan to open its docks to the outside world and has since become one of Japan’s leading trading ports by embracing sophisticated overseas cultures.
From the modern skylines of the Minato Mirai area and the historic architecture of the Kannai and Bashamichi areas, to the Chinatown, Motomachi, and Yamate areas, Yokohama offers a unique cultural fusion of the old and the new, the East and the West.
Virtual Yokohama presents a 360° panoramic tour to explore the city’s most iconic attractions. It is the perfect way to explore the city before heading over for a holiday, a date, an outing, or a business trip. Take a virtual tour of Yokohama and experience the stunning open-air atmosphere of the city.
1. Exploring the city central, Minato Mirai 21 Area
This course is designed to fully enjoy the Minato Mirai 21 area, taking you from Pukari Pier/PACIFICO Yokohama, through MARINE & WALK YOKOHAMA, past the Aka-Renga Soko (YOKOHAMA RED BRICK WAREHOUSE) and Kishamichi Promenade, to the Yokohama Minatomirai Manyo Club. The actual walking tour takes approximately 45 minutes walking and can be enjoyed while jogging or cycling with a rental bicycle.
2. Find the charm of local Yokohama
This tour starts at Motomachi Shopping Street, taking you through Yokohama’s local neighborhoods. Feel the allure of Yokohama, a city deeply loved by locals, while exploring all of the culinary possibilities in Yokohama Chinatown or downtown Noge.
3. Easy & refreshing walk in the waterfront greenery parks
This course guides you from the sprawling and soothing atmosphere of Rinko Park to a walk along the seafront. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the sea and the greenery as you head toward Yamashita Park, a famous dating spot in Yokohama. This course is a great way to enjoy the unique atmosphere of a scenic port town.
4. Historic tour about Yokohama port –Japan’s First Port of Call-
This tour starts at Sankeien Garden, deeply associated with the international trade of the Port of Yokohama, and takes you to the Yokohama Archives of History and the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History to explore the history and culture of Yokohama. You can enjoy the unique streetscape of Yokohama from the days when the port first opened right up to the present.
Yokohama is a city of numerous sights and attractions, from its open seafront landscape to its historic buildings, stunning natural beauty, and popular gourmet and shopping spots. Yokohama offers something for everyone-from family holidays and romantic dates to a relaxing escape from everyday life.
Yokohama boasts a variety of scenic locales along the seafront, including the Minato Mirai area and Yamashita Park, which are extremely pleasant to stroll through. In 2021, the urban-type circular ropeway YOKOHAMA AIR CABIN commenced operations, allowing visitors to enjoy spectacular aerial views of Yokohama Cosmoworld , YOKOHAMA WORLD PORTERS, YOKOHAMA HAMMERHEAD, and Aka-Renga Soko(YOKOHAMA REDBRICK WAREHOUSE).
Gastronomy is also an essential aspect of any trip or outing. The famous Yokohama Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, bustling with a selection of over 600 restaurants and cafés. Yokohama is also home to various leisure facilities, such as aquariums, zoos, amusement parks, hot springs, leafy urban parks, and Japanese gardens.
With Virtual Yokohama, you can visit various attractions anytime you want with a 360° panoramic view, offering you an incomparable sneak preview of your ideal holiday.
Yokohama is one of Japan’s most popular destinations for events. The key feature that distinguishes it as a chosen destination is the accessibility and compact location of the various facilities in the city center. Yokohama offers a wide range of venues for public events, such as music concerts, as well as business events, such as international conventions, exhibitions, and academic conferences. A variety of hotels can accommodate a large number of guests, and many of the best dining, shopping, and tourist attractions are located within walking distance. Convenient for both organizers and participants, PACIFICO Yokohama, located in the Minato Mirai area, has ranked first among Japanese MICE facilities for 18 consecutive years based on the number of events held at each venue, according to 2020 statistics from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). Yokohama also ranked third in Japan (2019 statistics) after Tokyo and Kyoto, in the number of medium- to large-scale international conferences held.
Virtual Yokohama offers a 360° panoramic view to give you a virtual experience of each facility and site. It features a wide range of event and conference facilities, including PACIFICO Yokohama and Yokohama Arena, a selection of top-rated hotels, and various venues for business events. You can also explore our selection of “unique venues,” such as the Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal and Sankeien Garden to hold your next event, in addition to information on the Japanese gardens, shrines, and temples popular with overseas visitors and locals alike. Use Virtual Yokohama to bring your event to life in the city of Yokohama.