Located approximately 30 minutes away from Tokyo, Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population. This city was one of the first Japanese ports opened to foreign trade and therefore has many buildings and stores that are of or influenced from foreign countries.
A theme park consisting of 3 different zones: “Wonder Amuse Zone”, “Brano Street Zone” and “Kids Carnival Zone”. There are roller coasters, water activities, VR attractions and many more. The ferris wheel within the theme park, Cosmo Clock 21, was formerly the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.
It is free to enter but you need to purchase ticket for each ride (price varies per ride).
Located 2 minutes walk from Minatomirai Station (Minatomirai Line)
Yokohama Chinatown is one of Japan’s three major Chinatowns – Kobe, Nagasaki and Yokohama and is the largest. Since the Yokohama port opened in 1859, many Chinese residents migrated and started living in this area. Currently there are approximately 6,000 Chinese people living in the area.
You can enjoy a wide variety of delicious Chinese food including steamed buns, dumplings, shark fin soup, roast pork and more. There are about 250 Chinese restaurants within the area.
Anpanman is a popular children’s TV show in Japan. Anpanman holds the Guinness World Record for the highest number of characters in an animated franchise. This complex not only has anpanman character museum, but has play area for kids, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.
To visit, you can walk 10 minutes from Yokohama station, or 3 minute walk from Minatomirai Line Shin-takashima Station.
Opened in 1994, this Ramen Museum is the world’s first food-themed amusement park. You can see it as a food court where you can enjoy different types of ramens from all over Japan.
There is a gallery section on the first level where you can learn about history of Japanese ramen. Other than ramen restaurants, there are souvenir shops, cafes and other entertainment areas.
Standing 106 metres (348 feet) high, it is the tallest building in Yokohama. It has an observation deck at 30th floor, a height of 100 metres, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Yokohama city. The admission fee needs to be paid to access the observation deck.
To visit, get off at Motomachi-Chukagai station on Minato Mirai line.
Opened in 1951, Nogeyama Zoo was the first zoo to be opened in Yokohama. The Red Pandas are the star attraction and therefore is located close to the main entrance. There are over 100 different species. Different to other zoos, Nogeyama Zoo is free to enter so you don’t need to pay any admission fee to enjoy seeing the cute animals.
Sea Paradise is an amusement theme park located on an island called Hakkeijima. This theme park consists of an aquarium, hotel, marina, shopping mall and amusement rides. There are so many things you can do in this place – 1 day may not be enough.
Retaining the old red brick buildings made in Meiji period, in 2002 it was converted to commercial facility and now became a popular tourist spot in Yokohama. The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse has 2 buildings with 3 levels, which consists of shopping malls, restaurants and cafes.
Sankei-en is a Japanese garden located in the southern area of Yokohama. It is a beautiful garden which has traditional buildings and landscape design. It is definitely worth a visit if you like nature and wish to enjoy the traditional Japanese garden.