Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Yamashita Park / Chinatown / Motomachi Area

  • Yamashita Park
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    4.0
    1889 Reviews
    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.

    横浜の最も有名な公園の一つです。西北西-東南東に長く伸びた敷地を持ち、四季折々の花々を楽しみつつ、散策やペットの散歩に最適な公園です。広々とした芝生の公園もあり、のんびり昼寝をする人もいれば、ボールやフリスビー等で遊ぶ人もいます。他の沿岸部の公園と同様に、東京湾側には成人の腰の高さ程度の柵しかないため、ボール等が海に落ちるとほぼ回収不可能となりますので注意が必要です。 昼と打って変わって、夜は絶好...

  • Sankeien Garden
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    4.5
    1144 Reviews
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    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 COSMOWORLD
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    4.0
    674 Reviews
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    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.

    Conveniently located next to Yokohama World Porter, Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, Cup Noodle Museum, and Queens Square Yokohama in the Minato Mirai area. The ferris wheel is definitely something you...

  • Yokohama World Porters
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    4.0
    413 Reviews
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    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 have visited many many many malls on this holiday. Although we look for ‘different items’ to make sure we aren’t buying what we could just get at home, sometimes the stuff is just way off and...

  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
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    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.
  • Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama
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    4.0
    198 Reviews
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    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.

    This wonderful little Museum will not be everyones cup of tea, however the story it tells is a drama worthy of Hollywood. The museum holds the salvaged bullet riddled hulk of a North Korean Hot Rod...

  • Cupnoodles Museum
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    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.
  • Yokohama Stadium
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    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.
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
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    4.0
    103 Reviews
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    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.

    With English descriptions at the beginning of each group of displays, the English speaking visitor gets a rough idea of what its all about, but no detail. Some of the displays look interesting, but...

  • Honmoku Fishing Park
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokufutou 1
    This sea fishing park in Naka Ward, Yokohama is a leisure spot where you can catch various kinds of fish whatever the season. You fish from the piers and a high handrail is installed all the way around. There's a parking lot on the premises, as well as Daikoku Ryokuchi Park, a shop, and a restaurant. Ryokuchi Park has a sweeping view of Tokyo Bay, as well as Kawasaki, Tokyo, and the Boso Peninsula; the view is so good that some come just to take in the landscape.

    We went there for just see what is there type of trip. We met many fishers and having fun and just very typical place for visiting for few minutes if just see but if you are interested in doing...

  • Colette Mare
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    3.5
    33 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Sakuragichou 1-1-7
    A commercial shopping facility in Minato Mirai. In addition to shops, Colette Mare also hosts restaurants and a movie theater. Many fashion brands popular with women have stores in the mall, as well as a variety of beauty and relaxation services such as a nail salon, aesthetic salon, massage room, and fitness club. Colette Mare is also designed for families with small children—there are three nursing areas in the mall on floors two, four, and six, as well as two baby rooms on floors two and four.

    I work on cruise ships and always need a place to get everything I need e.g. supermarket, toiletries. There is a Daiso here which was great as I dont need anything too expensive.

  • Yokohama Daisekai
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    3.5
    82 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 97
    This is one of Chinatown’s largest Chinese Theme Parks, located about one minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station. Yokohama Daisekai is inside a traditional Chinese style building, and marked by its huge blue sign. The first floor is filled with a market selling Chinese foods, Yokohama sweets, liquor, panda goods and a wide range of other products. The second and third “Comfort” floors are given over to soothing cafes, popular massage shops, and a variety of other dining and shopping spots. The Artrick Museum, full of unusual experiences, stretches from the third to the eighth floors.

    I got “Hanamoji ( The Ornate initial )” at the store. It’s totally disappointed because of the guy who drew it. He didn’t listen to me at all and just drew it whatever he liked. Usually people can...

  • Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen)
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 114
    Harbor View Park is famous for the view of the port and Yokohama Bay Bridge spreading out beneath your eyes from the observatory and is also the most well-known place for roses. An area which was the rose garden up until then was reopened as the English Rose Garden in 2016 and various roses and plants now rush into bloom throughout the seasons against the background of the English building. It is about three minutes’ walk from Exit 6 at Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Tokyu Minatomirai Line.

    フランス山にありましたが、この事故のことについては初めて知りました。水やお花が供えられ、きちんと周囲も清掃されており、大切にされているようでした。

  • The Silk Museum
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 1 Silk Center 2F
    This museum is located in Naka Ward Yokohama City. One can view silk cloth and clothes while learning about production centers of silk, and Yokohama's relationship with silk. Year round exhibits are on display within the museum. There are special seasonal exhibits, demonstrations of soft moss-silk making, and braided cord making. Because there are so few institutions that specialize in silk alone, the museum attracts many foreigners among their visitors.

    It is excellent if you are not interested in how things are made it might not be that great for you. Most explanation is available in English.

  • Broadcast Library
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Nihonodori 11 Yokohama Information Culture Center
    This is the broadcast programs archive located in the Yokohama Information Center. In the media hall free television, radio programs, and advertisements are aired, while in the exhibition hall one can view the items relating to radio and television broadcast history. The library hosts many events pertaining to broadcasting and the press.

    大好きなスーパー戦隊の展示がなされているので行きました。常設展は規模が小さいものの、テレビ放送の歴史を知ることができました。 企画展の方は限られたスペースに展示がたくさんなされていたので、平日など混雑時を避けて行った方がいいかもしれないと思いました。

  • Museum of Tin Toys
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 239
    The Yokohama Museum of Tin Toys is run by tin toy collector Teruhisa Kitahara. The building is an old remodeled mission building, and is found walking toward the Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery from Minatonomieruoka Park. The museum displays around 3,000 tin toys made from the 1890s to the 1960s, primarily in Japan. They say the movie Toy Story was inspired here, after a visit by the director John Lasseter.

    About 30 minutes from central Tokyo and a wonderful place for the tin toy lover. Great displays and minimum admission charge. Well worth the trip

  • Equine Museum of Japan
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Negishidai 1-3 Negishi Race Memorial Park
    Located in Negishi Forest Park, the Equine Museum of Japan contains exhibits related to the cultures of horse racing and horse-drawn conveyances. Every autumn, the museum holds a special event called Gathering of Horses, which features music, concerts, and traditional arts related to horsemanship, and which attracts large numbers of visitors. The adjacent Pony Center has actual stables where horses are bred.

    入館料100円で、それなりに楽しめます。 連れが、競馬が好きなので、すごく興味深かったようです。 ポニーがいるようですが、ふれあい等は今は出来ないのかもしれません。

  • Newspark (The Japan Newspaper Museum)
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Nihonodori 11 Yokohama Information and Culture Center
    This compound facility is close to Nihon Odori Station in Nihon Odori, Naka Ward, Yokohama City. They maintain exhibits relating to newspapers and journalism. Furthermore, there are facilities such as the “News Park (Nihon Shinbun Museum)” which features newspaper reading rooms and more, the “Broadcast Library” where NHK and private broadcast archives are shown free of charge, meeting rooms, restaurants and more.

    This museum is informative for people who are interested in history of Japanese Newspaper. I enjoyed historical exhibits of 3rd floor. If you are repeater, please bring the last ticket. You will...

  • Yokohama Park
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yokohamakouen
    This park, located in Naka Ward of Yokohama City, is the home of Japan's baseball sport and encloses the Yokohama Stadium. There are events going on year round including bazaars and recreational activities. The blooming tulip display, from 160,000 bulbs of 69 varieties, attracts many visitors to the tulip garden in the springtime.
  • Iwasaki Museum
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamatechou 254
    This museum is near Minato-no-Mieru Oka Park in the Yamate-cho district of Naka Ward, Yokohama City. It was built in 1980 as part of commemorations for the 50th anniversary of Iwasaki Gakuen's Yokohama Yousai Gakuin (present-day Yokohama f College). You can find exhibits about clothing history and related crafts and painting including models of clothing silhouettes from ancient Egypt to the present. In addition, it also houses materials related to the Goethe Theater, Japan's first Western-style theater that was built in Yokohama in the Meiji period.

    The Iwasaki Museum is a fairly small and rather eclectic collection of items located in the old diplomatic area of Yokohama. There is a nice collection of historic clothing, including a series of...

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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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