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Japan’s second most populous city, Yokohama, is located just a 45-minute train journey from the capital. As one of the nation’s prominent economic centres, the city mixes modern architecture and shopping with historical temples and picturesque waterfront scenery.

During your time in Yokohama, you’ll find its theme parks are just as present as its historical monuments. Minato Minara or Cosmo World, located in the former industrial district, offer exhilarating roller coasters, buzzing family-friendly restaurants, the Yokohama Museum of Art and Shinko Island. Alternatively, some of Yokohama’s best nature can be found at Yamashita Park or the botanical gardens of Sankei-en – the location of a 15th century Japanese pagoda.

As the home of Japan’s largest Chinatown, Yokohama is the best location to sample traditional Japanese dishes like Gyunabe, while many restaurants serve fresh sushi and tempura. For something a little more offbeat, head to the Noodle Cup Museum to design your own ramen cup or explore the Yokohama Ramen Museum to visit the world’s only food-themed amusement park.

Following the end of Japan’s isolationist policy in the 1800s, Yokohama was transformed from a small fishing village into the city we know today. Now, one of Japan’s largest administrative zones, the city's Kannai business district was formerly a moated island before its development in the 15th century. Today, western influence can be felt across Yokohama's music, fashion and art worlds, while the city was first recognised on a global scale after hosting the 2002 FIFA World Cup final.

Tonight

From $38 per night

This weekend

From $137 per night

Next weekend

From $175 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency ¥1,000 = $6.68
Language Japanese
Average weekend price $151 per night
Average weekday price $105 per night
Average stay 1 night

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10

We stayed at the MinatoMirai which is walking distance to...

February 27, 2024

We stayed at the MinatoMirai which is walking distance to most of the attractions like the pier district, museums and Chinatown. Totally different from Tokyo, much more relaxed and the pier district was wonderful! There was also a yummy anchovy based ramen near the Yokohama Station .... can't remember what it was but it was yummy! So many attractions and interesting places to explore. Totally recommend a few days exploring Yokohama.

Ed
Ed Malaysia
10

Yokohama is a city brimming with interesting places to visit...

February 11, 2024

Yokohama is a city brimming with interesting places to visit, delicious food to sample, and history to learn. Not only that, but I’ve spent a lot of time in Japan, and no where else did I find such friendly people! My favorite bite was at Central Burger off the Ishikawacho stop. They serve an amazing American style smash burger that they’ve made completely their own. I had to leave the states to find a burger THAT GOOD. I was sorry to leave this great city.

Dan
Dan United States of America
10

Yokohama, a gem among the cities I've visited, truly...

January 22, 2024

Yokohama, a gem among the cities I've visited, truly encapsulates the essence of a modern yet culturally rich urban landscape. The city's charm lies not only in its stunning architecture and well-planned layout but also in the warmth and friendliness of its people, a trait synonymous with Japanese hospitality. Strolling through Yokohama, one cannot miss the iconic landmarks that define its skyline – the majestic Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru, a beacon of the city's maritime heritage, and the towering Ferris wheel that offers breathtaking views. The city is also a sanctuary for those seeking a blend of modernity and tradition, with its numerous temples and historical sites providing a tranquil escape. Every culinary experience here was a delight; the restaurants in Yokohama go above and beyond to offer exceptional service, ensuring each meal is not just about the exquisite Japanese cuisine but also about the overall dining experience. This harmonious blend of urban sophistication and cultural richness makes Yokohama an unforgettable destination.

Matt K
Matt K Australia
8.0

A must see city during trip to Japan, esp when Gundam is...

January 15, 2024

A must see city during trip to Japan, esp when Gundam is still there. It's near Tokyo. The city is quite peaceful. You could walk around the seaside. Not to crowded. The pedestrian walk is huge. Awesome cities. They have China Town, you could find so many food restaurants, and shops.

Ester
Ester Indonesia
8.0

Yokohama is beautiful.

December 17, 2023

Yokohama is beautiful. Just do go there and enjoy the place, food, people and the sea. In addition, there is an ice rink in winter. The Washington Hotel is a great place to stay and there are plenty of restaurants and in the hotel complex and in the surrounding area. The Washington hotel is one stop past JR Yokohama station. It can be confusing but worth the trip. Or you can walk. It is a long walk so better to take the train.

Mark
Mark Australia
10

The bay area is lovely to walk in the evening, so many malls...

November 21, 2023

The bay area is lovely to walk in the evening, so many malls and parks around there. The landscape and public area are gorgeous considering for a big city. If you are a car guy, not only visit Nissan Global HQ but also go further to the Nissan engine museum which is basically the old building of their Yokohama factory, few people know this place but the collection of their legendary engines and heritage is worth a visit

Krirkchai
Krirkchai Thailand

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