Tour: Yokohama, Beautiful City of Fusion of Different Cultures (one day plan JINS_141)

Yokohama, City of Exotic Ambiance

It must be difficult to imagine that Yokohama, the 2nd largest city in Japan (3.7MM of population), used be a small fishing village of only 500 people back in the 19th century. Since its opening to the west as an international port in 1859, Yokohama has grown to such big a city, acting as a symbol of the fusion of different cultures of the east and the west. Please feel a unique and exotic ambiance thriving in the city.

One-day Model Plan

  • 09:00 Meet at JR Yokohama Station
  • Sankei-en Garden
  • Yamate Historical Area
  • Yokohama China Town
  • Yamashita Park & Great Pier
  • Minato-Mirai
  • 16:00 Ajourn at JR Sakuragicho Station (or Yokohama Station)
    • Lunch & Tea Time will be incorporated in the itinerary
    • Transportation: JR, Yokohama Municipal Subway & Bus

List of Places in the Model Plan

Sankei-en ….. Sankei-en or “Three-Creek Garden” creates very nice scenery with paths around a big pond and mounds on which many of historical buildings are placed.

Three-storied pagoda on a hill in Sankei-en
Matcha green tea at a guest house in Sankei-en

Yokohama Yamate Historical Area
….. The Area is situated on a hill commanding the Yokohama Port. Preserved are several time-honored houses, churches and schools since 19th century, which create the exotic ambiance of Yokohama.

Yokohama China Town ….. The biggest China town in Japan and the east Asia, holding more than 500 restaurants and shops. The opening of Yokohama Port in 1859 led to a inflow of many Chinese people who later formed the town of co-existing cultures of China and Japan.
China Town Kantei-byo Kwan-tei Byo Temple in Yokohama China Town

Yokohama China Town in early evening

Yamashita Park & Great Pier ….. The Park faces the center of Yokohama International Port, featuring the views of Great Pier, Marine Tower, Ohsanbashi , Yokohama Bay Bridge … and the list goes on. The most symbolic one would be Hikawa-Maru, an ocean liner connecting Yokohama and Seattle from 1930 and now is kept at a pier in the park as a museum.

Hikawa-maru, an ocean liner, at Yamashita Park & Yokohama Marine Tower
ASUKA II, a cruise passenger ship, at Ohsanbashi Great Pier

Minato-Mirai District ….. Minato-Mirai District is an shopping & leisure district developed by combining new architectures (e.g. Landmark Tower), new amusement parks (e.g. Cup Noodle Museum, Air Cabin) and old architectures (e.g. Red-Brick Warehouse, Hammer-Head Pier).

Air Cabin & Landmark Tower in Minato-Mirai
Red-Brick Warehouse built in 1911, currently used as a modern shopping archade

Please let the guide help organize your day in Yokohama

There are many must-go places to make your day in Yokohama. Listed above are 5 attractions included in the model plan. If you have any place in which you have interest, please do not hesitate to ask the guide if your own interested place can fit the one-day journey in Yokohama.

Important information about the guided tour

Language: English
Number of guests: up to 4
Meeting place: JR Yokohama Station (or, agreed place in Tokyo/Yokohama area)
Dismissing place: JR Yokohama Station (or, agreed place in Tokyo/Yokohama area)
Serving hours by the guide: 7 hours per day

(~4 persons)      28,000 JPY per day

< Including >
Guiding fee (tax inclusive)

< Not including >
Transportation expenses (you and the guide)
Admission fee (you and the guide)
Meal (you and the guide)

Contract Type: Custom-ordered
Before you apply for this guided tour, please read the following information.

(1) We walk several km in a day. Shoes fit for walking are strongly recommended.
(2) The tour will be conducted even when it is rainy. But if the weather is forecast to be heavy or stormy, the itineraries might change through discussion and with your consent.
(3) If you want to check availability of the guide, please click here for his calendar.

Guide: Jin Shibata

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