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Travel Guide

Landmark Tower which includes a high rise building, modern architecture and a bridge

One of the biggest cities in Japan has one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. It is also known for its waterfront amusements, monuments and local cuisine.

Once a small fishing village, Yokohama is now one of the largest seaports in the Far East. With a redeveloped waterfront area full of attractions, a vast Chinatown, shopping malls and gorgeous parks, you’ll find much to entertain and excite you.

The first thing to capture your attention will most likely be Landmark Tower. Standing at 971 feet (296 meters), this massive structure is one of the tallest buildings in Japan. Ride the elevator to the viewing platform on the 69th floor and gasp at the views. The tower is located in Minato Mirai 21 district, a revitalized area of museums, malls, offices and attractions. While you are here, ride the huge Ferris wheel at Cosmo World amusement park, shop in the Red Brick Warehouse and learn about rocket engines at Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum.

Stroll among the fountains and statues of Yamashita Park overlooking Yokohama Bay. Spot cruise liners passing by and see Minato Mirai’s Ferris wheel lit up at night. Explore the decks and cabins of Hikawa Maru, a luxury liner launched in 1929 now permanently docked beside the park. Walk high above the bay on the Sky Walk, the elevated walkway on the side of the Yokohama Bay Bridge.

With more than 500 shops and restaurants, Yokohama’s Chinatown is one of the world’s largest. Visit Yokohama Daisekai, an 8-story entertainment mall with an interior modeled after 1920s Shanghai. See fortunetellers, browse souvenir shops and dine in the food court.

For more local cuisine, visit the Ramen Museum, a couple of miles from Chinatown. Learn about the history of ramen noodles by visiting the first-floor gallery. Go to the basement area that replicates an old Tokyo town, with restaurants that serve noodle dishes representing different regions of Japan.

Yokohama is just 23 miles (37 kilometers) south of Tokyo, a 30-minute train ride away. This exciting port city is popular with tourists vacationing in Japan’s capital.

Where to stay in Yokohama

InterContinental Yokohama Grand, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Yokohama Grand, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken
The price is RM341 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Located in Minatomirai, this luxury hotel is steps away from Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Tokyo Bay and Pacifico Yokohama. Yokohama Cosmo World and Landmark Tower ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,320 reviews)
"Nice view !!"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2021

InterContinental Yokohama Grand, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
5-25-3 Kaigandori, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
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Located in Minatomirai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yokohama Cosmo World and Cupnoodles Museum. Landmark Tower and Pacifico Yokohama are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,355 reviews)
"Good hotel I enjoyed a lot inwolukd like to stay again in this property"

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi
3 out of 5
2-11-17 Isago Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa-ken
The price is RM187 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Located in the heart of Kawasaki, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tokyo Bay and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Kawasaki Daishi. Tokyo Institute of Technology and Anamori ...
4.2/5Excellent! (805 reviews)
"It’s simple but really clean and useful room. Location is also good."

Reviewed on 5 May 2021

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi
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Reviews of Yokohama


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4/5 - Good

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6 Nov 2019

Lovely area by the water, very convenient for shops, restaurants and the stadium.

5/5 - Excellent


23 Oct 2019

The Octoberfest made my stay in Yokohama and the pub I drank Inn 82''ale house most welcoming

5/5 - Excellent


20 Oct 2019

Shin-Yokohama station and excellent shopping and food outlets all within walking distance of hotel

5/5 - Excellent

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15 Oct 2019

We were there during typhoon so couldn’t get out much but beautiful hotel and lovely staff

5/5 - Excellent


14 Aug 2019

From hotel to Pacific Yokohama in 15 min by subway.

5/5 - Excellent

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8 Jun 2019

Great city. Safe clean. Be prepared to walk a lot. Loads to do and see and good food in the malls and around the station area.