Spots in Yamashita Park / Chinatown / Motomachi Area

  • Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal
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    4.5
    1619 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Kaigandori 1-1-4
    Located a seven minute walk from Nihon-Odori Station on the Minatomirai Line. A barrier-free passenger terminal where large passenger ships both domestic and international dock. The first floor has a hall and parking lot, while the second floor hosts the international departure and entry lobbies as well as shops. The open and airy rooftop area features a natural grass lawn and wood deck, and from where you can enjoy the view of Minato Mirai and ships moored at the pier. The facility also boasts a full array of establishments and amenities to ensure you can enjoy a whole day here, including shops selling sea-related souvenirs and mature restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic nightscape with your meal.

    This is the major pier for any cruise holidays in Japan. Yokohamas modern terminal is offers a pleasant boardwalk deck with an unbeatable panorama of the city. It is also conveniently connected to...

  • Sankeien Garden
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    4.5
    1148 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1
    The Sankeien garden is an extensive garden located in the Honmoku district of Southeast Yokohama, looking out over Tokyo Bay. The garden was created by Hara Sankei (Hara Tomitaro), an entrepreneur who made a fortune as a silk trader. Within the Sankeien, historic buildings relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura etc. have been skillfully positioned for best visual effect; the Sankeien now contains 10 buildings that have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties, and three that have been designated as Tangible Cultural Properties by Yokohama City Government. During Hara Sankei’s lifetime, the Sankeien garden played an important role in the cultivation and supporting of avant-garde artists; some of the classic works of modern Nihonga painting—including Maeda Seison’s “The Uprising of Enryaku-ji Monks” and Yokoyama Taikan’s “Ryuin”—were painted here.

    I have a yearly pass that’s truly one of the treasure of Yokohama. I would would recommend Visiting at different times of year.

  • Yokohama Chinatown
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou
    This is Japan’s largest Chinatown in Naka Ward, Yokohama City, where more than 500 shops are lined up. This area is always bustling with local people and tourists seeking authentic Chinese cuisine and culture. The Chinese New Year and especially the parade and the lion dance are events which are representative of Yokohama’s tourism. In all directions into Chinatown, there are gates with guardian deities enshrined in each of these gates: there is the Choyo-mon gate in the east, the Suzaku-mon gate in the south, the Enpei-mon gate in the west and the Genbu-mon gate in the north. The Suzaku-mon gate is convenient for coming from and going to Yokohama Motomachi.
  • YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD
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    4.0
    681 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2-8-1
    YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD is an urban-type three-dimensional amusement park in the Minato Mirai 21 district. “Cosmo Clock 21”, a large Ferris wheel built for the opening of the Yokohama Exposition which was held in 1989 is a landmark structure. COSMOWORLD is divided into three zones: the “Wonder Amuse Zone” with its scary rides, the “Burano Street Zone” with its popular attractions and the “Kids Carnival Zone” for children. COSMOWORLD has no entrance charge, and is structured so that customers can use the facilities by purchasing individual tickets for each attraction. COSMOWORLD is illuminated at night and it is also known as a good night viewing spot.

    An iconic theme park in Yokohama! There is no entrance fee to enter the theme park and it is by pay per ride. Prices range from 300 – 700 yen depending on the attraction or ride. You can just walk...

  • Yokohama World Porters
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    4.0
    412 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2-2-1
    Located a five minute walk from Bashamichi Station on the Minatomirai Line. A shopping mall located in the new port area of Minato Mirai 21. The facility’s spacious establishments include fashionable clothing stores, interior design shops, lifestyle goods stores, and restaurants. There’s also a movie theater and even an amusement park, ensuring you can enjoy a whole day here. You can get taste of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Town area on the first floor, where you’ll find a variety of Hawaiian goods and popular Hawaiian souvenirs as well as Hawaiian food.

    We enjoyed shopping here. There is a 110 yen shop here selling all sorts of useful household stuff and toys. Remember to bring your passport for tax free shopping above 5000 yen. Most shops close at...

  • NYK Hikawamaru
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    4.0
    497 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou Yamashita Park area destination
    "This cargo and passenger ship was constructed for the Seattle route in 1930. It is a grand vessel, with a total weight of 11,622 tons, and a total length of 163.3 meters. Across 30 years of seafaring, it has crossed the Pacific Ocean 254 times, and carried 25,000 passengers, earning the nickname ""Queen of the North Pacific."" You can tour the passenger room where Charlie Chaplin stayed, or the First-class lounge with gorgeous art deco-styled interiors. In 2016, it became a Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property."

    My visit to this historic vessel was on a very rainy day in Yokohama. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the ship and learning more about its history. Definitely check out every nook and cranny that you...

  • Yokohama Stadium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yokohamakouen
    Located a three minute walk from Yokohama Municipal Subway Kannai Station or Nihon-Odori Station on the Minatomirai Line. Situated in Yokohama Park a short walk from Kannai Station on the JR Negishi Line, the stadium is also an outdoor baseball field for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. In addition to professional and amateur baseball and American football games, the stadium is also used as a venue for concerts. The stadium hosts a variety of food stands as well. The mikan ice, shave ice topped with mikan mandarin oranges and covered with a sweet and sour sauce, is particularly popular in summer.
  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 1-1
    A historical structure built as a government-bonded warehouse during the Meiji and Taisho periods, and nowadays it has become a multipurpose-type facility which holds cafes and restaurants. From the open plaza facing the sea you can look out over Yokohama Port and the scenery of Minato Mirai, while the buildings are illuminated in orange in the evening and from midday, a different fantastic atmosphere is created. A great number of events are held to match the season.
  • Yokohama Kantei-Byo Shrine
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    4.0
    335 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 140
    The military commander, Kanu who was famous for the “Annals of the Three Kingdoms” was deified and is a symbol of Chinatown worshiped as the god of prosperous businesses. In 1859, Japan opened to the world and the port of Yokohama also opened. Three years later, a Chinese person opened a small modest shrine while holding a wooden Kanu statue. This is said to be the beginning of the Yokohama Kantei-Byo Shrine. The first generation was built in the Meiji period, and the current one which was rebuilt in 1990 is the fourth one to be built. The gorgeous and luxurious building is packed with impressive traditional Chinese architectural techniques.

    This temple, in commemoration of the Chinese general and god of war Guan Yu, is perhaps the most ornate among all. At the heart of Yokohamas vibrant Chinatown, it is an impressive structure with...

  • Hotel New Grand
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    4.5
    1058 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Naka-ku Yamashitacho 10
    Opened in 1927 (Showa 2), the Hotel New Grand was built as part of the reconstruction plan of Yokohama City. The stately stone building, designed by Jin Watanabe, is renowned as a classic hotel. It is also known that Jiro Obutsu lived there for 10 years and Douglas MacArthur used the hotel for his honeymoon. It has been a favorite of many VIPs, including Charlie Chaplin, Babe Ruth, Yujiro Ishihara, and Yusaku Matsuda.

    When waiting to join a cruise, we stayed at The New Grand Hotel. It was very close to the cruise terminal for Tokyo and well priced for a 5 star hotel. It met all of the requirements of the five...

  • Cupnoodles Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2-3-4
    Cupnoodles Museum is an interactive museum that arouses creativity and curiosity through exhibitions and experiences related to instant noodles. At the museum, you can experience the creative thinking of Momofuku Ando, who developed the world’s first instant noodle. There are also many attractions which can be enjoyed by children as well as adults such as a workshop where you can make the world’s first “original cup noodles” and “chicken noodles”, leisure facilities where you can experience the manufacturing process of instant noodles and a food court where you can taste noodles from countries all over the world.
  • Yamashita Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 279
    This public park which opened in 1930 was built on land reclaimed with rubble from the Great Kanto Earthquake. This is a highly popular tourist spot as there are many monuments such as “The Girl in the Red Shoes Statue” and you can get an unbroken view of the sea and Bay Bridge. Again, it is also known as a famous spot for roses, with there being many roses in the fullness of bloom every spring and autumn in the sunken flowerbeds. The park is a three-minute walk from Motomachi Chukagai Station.
  • Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama
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    4.0
    201 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 1-2-1
    About an eight-minute walk from either the Bashamichi Station or the Nihon-odori Station on the Minatomirai Line, this free museum presents the current status of the coastal waters around Japan, and the materials on the importance of marine security. Inside the museum visitors are introduced via a panel display to the job of the Japan Coast Guard, its patrol boats and airplanes. Preserved and on exhibit is a spy ship that was self-exploded and sunk, along with a small watercraft and weapons that were recovered from 90 meters under the sea after the December 22, 2001 case of the Kyushu Southwest Seawaters Incident.

    Its FREE. Located right behind the Red Brick Warehouse. Hosted by the Japanese Coast Guard, there is an exhibit of the December 2001 North Korean Spy incident where the Japanese Coast Guard...

  • Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall
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    4.0
    149 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honchou 1-6
    "Constructed in 1917 in memorial of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port, this historical building is representative of Yokohama City. The stained glass along the walls of the central staircase and the second s floor hall feature lead lines that are free and meticulous, making it an extremely valuable work, even considering Japanese stained glass history. The clock tower is 36 meters high and is beloved as ""Jack's Tower."" Designated as a Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property in 1989, it is utilized as a public hall for Naka District."

    A welcoming reception and invitation to explore this colonial building. Spectacular and well kept interior. If you have the time, check it out, the building is stunning and the history very...

  • Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
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    4.0
    105 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Minaminakadori 5-60
    Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History exhibiting documents from prehistoric to the present history of Kanagawa Prefecture is a historical building which was built as the Yokohama Specie Bank Main Office in 1904, and has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property and site today. It has an exhibit on the culture and history of Kanagawa, and holds special exhibitions several times a year. It is one minute walk from Bashamichi Station on the Tokyu Minatomirai Line.

    国指定史跡の旧横浜正金銀行本店の内部が、神奈川県立歴史博物館になっています。1Fが特別展示室で、2Fと3Fが常設展示室なっています。入館料は特別展と常設展のセットだと1,100円、常設展のみだと300円でした。ただし色々な割引があって、団体料金の250円で入館できました。見学順路は、古代→中世→近世→近代→現代になっていて、旧石器時代から現代までの神奈川県の移り変わりを知ることができます。想像して...

  • Yokohama Hammerhead
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Naka-ku Shinko 2-14-1

    満開になったサクラやチューリップ等の花見を楽しむため関内駅から横浜公園⇒日本大通り⇒赤レンガ倉庫⇒横浜ハンマーヘッド⇒汽車道⇒桜木町駅の散策時に訪問しました。新港ふ頭客船ターミナルである1Fには北海道のラーメン店を中心にした「JAPAN RAMEN FOOD HALL」、2Fには、カフェに入店目的の長蛇の列が出来るクルミッ子で有名な「鎌倉紅谷 Kurumicco...

  • Yokohama Doll Museum
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    3.5
    61 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 18
    A museum dedicated to dolls located a five minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Minatomirai Line. The only doll museum in the nation, the museum’s collection includes over 10,000 dolls gathered from over 100 countries around the world. Some 3,500 dolls are displayed as part of the museum’s standing exhibition, including folk dolls from around the globe such as friendship dolls, antique dolls, and native Japanese dolls. In addition to puppet shows, the museum also holds piano concerts for adults to enjoy, workshops, and special exhibitions of cartoon and videogame-related character dolls, which has earned the museum many fans.

    Really enjoyed seeing so many different dolls from around the world and the history of friendship dolls. Lovely staff member served me today.

  • Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
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    3.5
    123 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 96
    Located a three minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station. A cemetery that was built for foreign-born residents located close to Harbor View Park overlooking the port. The cemetery got its start when Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his momentous voyage to Japan in 1854 and a man named Robert Williams died in an accident on the USS Mississippi and was buried here. Several relatively famous personages are also buried here, such as Edmund Morel, the father of railways in Japan, and Mary Kidder, founder of the Ferris Jogakuin collection of schools. The Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery Museum is situated next to the entrance to the cemetery itself and presents a registry of individuals buried there and the history of Yokohama. The museum’s stained glass windows alone make it worth a visit.

    This cemetery was established in 1854 after an American sailor died during a visit by Commodore Perry and part of the grounds of Zotokuin Temple were set aside for the purpose. If you arrive during...

  • Yokohama Archives of History
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Nihonodori 3
    Yokohama Archives of History is a museum located close to Yamashita Park in Yokohama which is open to the general public and collects materials relating to the history of Yokohama. It holds in excess of about 250,000 documents related to such topics as Yokohama’s history and culture, the harbor and the port and the economy from the end of the Edo period to the early Showa period. It plays a role to communicate the history of modern Yokohama to future generations. The “Tamakusu tree” in the courtyard, managed to survive even though it was damaged by fire and an earthquake, is also a highlight which is a symbol of Yokohama open port.

    A small museum with a number of documents and pieces of art, that help to explain Yokohama’s role as Japan’s first international port town (in a modern sense, 1859). However this exquisite little...

  • Yokohama Port Symbol Tower
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Honmoku wharf, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa ken 1-16
    A tower located in Yokohama City's Naka Ward used to send signals and information to ships entering and leaving Yokohama Port. The tower's observation lounge offers a sweeping view of the port, and the deck bustles with people come to watch the passenger vessels plying the port. There's also a park built around the tower, and a variety of events are held here, such as the Yokohama Symbol Tower Festival, conducted once every three years.

    本牧埠頭にある、展望施設を兼ねた船舶通航信号所です。横浜市街地や中華街から離れている上、鉄道は通っておらずバスも1時間に2本程度であるため、休日でも観光客はあまり訪れません。喧騒を避け、東京湾の海風を感じながら伸び伸びと過ごすのにちょうどいいスポットと言えます。 有料なのは駐車場のみで、展望施設を含む全ての施設が無料で利用できますが、駐車場は朝9:30から利用可能です(季節によって終了時刻が異なり...

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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo’s most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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