Spots in Yokohama / Kanazawa Ward Area

  • Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Hakkeijima
    This leisure complex is located on Hakkeijima Island in Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama City. The island, which features an aquarium, attractions, a shopping mall, a hotel, a marina, and more, offers more than enough activities for a full day of fun for people of all ages. The island's aquarium, its main attraction, is comprised of four facilities. It offers hands-on programs where visitors can interact with the animals, a wide variety of live shows, seasonal events, and more. Admission to the island is free and visitors can enjoy its restaurants, cafes, and shops while talking a walk along its promenade.
  • Nissan Stadium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Kodukuechou 3300
    This stadium is famous in part as the home stadium of the Yokohama F. Marinos soccer team. The 2002 FIFA World Cup final game was also held here. One of the stadium’s distinctive features is its dedication to maintaining the natural lawn field in perfect condition throughout the year. The stadium is also one of the largest in Japan, seating up to 72,327. The stadium was designed with a variety of features to make it easier for spectators and athletes to feel a sense of unity. In addition to sporting events, the stadium also holds tours of its lawn. A food court and shops are also located in the facility.
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Yokohama
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsuduki-ku Ikonobechou 4035-1
    LaLaport Yokohama is one of the largest commercial facilities in Kanagawa Prefecture, and has a range of shops from large food stores to TOHO cinemas. It is very crowded on weekends and holidays so public transport is convenient. It is 10 minutes’ walk from JR Kamoi Station. A shuttle bus service is available.
  • Zoorasia - Yokohama Zoological Gardens
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Asahi-ku Kamishiranechou 1175-1
    Located in the Asahi Ward of Yokohama City, Zoorasia (Yokohama Zoological Gardens) is a zoo inspired by the vision of “Symbiosis of Life and Harmony with Nature.” Zoorasia covers a total area of approximately 53.3 hectares, making it Japan’s largest zoo. The name “Zoorasia” (combing “Zoo” and “Eurasia”) reflects the large size of the zoo, comparing it (tongue-in-cheek) to the size of the Eurasian continent. The zoo is divided into eight zones based on climatic and geographic conditions in different parts of the world, recreating the kinds of environment in which the animals live in the wild. Every summer, the zoo stays open in the evening as “Night Zoorasia”; public response to this initiative has been very positive.
  • Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Shinyokohama 2-14-21
    This food theme park, which opened in the Shin-Yokohama district in 1994, was built around the concept of being able to eat ramen from all over the country without having to fly there. The interior, which recreates a Showa-period retro townscape, hosts famous ramen shops from not just all over Japan but from around the world. Attractions other than eating ramen include a gallery featuring exhibits on the history of ramen, a museum shop that offers souvenir ramen kits, a retro candy shop, events including live music, street performances, and picture story shows, and more. It is located a five-minute walk from JR Shin-Yokohama Station.
  • IKEA Kohoku
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Tsuzuki-ku Orimotocho 201-1
    This Swedish furniture store is located right next to the Shinkaibashi bus stop a 20-minute ride on the Yokohama Municipal Bus. Inside the massive store, you can purchase some 9,500 originally designed pieces of furniture and home decorations. This particular location has concluded a cooperation agreement with Yokohama City and is engaged in a variety of initiatives, including energy conservation, local production for local consumption, and child and youth cultivation projects. As part of these initiatives, the store sells vegetables straight from farms in Tsuzuki Ward, and also operates a mobile hydrogen station.
  • Yokohama Arena
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Shinyokohama 3-10
    This multipurpose event arena, first opened in April 1989, can accommodate up to 17,000 people. Able to host concerts, ceremonies, and a variety of other events, Yokohama Arena has also been selected as one of the 100 best event halls in Japan. Yokohama Arena offers a full suite of features, including giant video monitor systems, sound systems suitable for a variety of events, and universally designed facilities. The surrounding area includes convenience stores, restaurants, and hotels as well.
  • Tressa Yokohama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Kohoku-ku Morokacho 700
    Surrounded by a citizens' forest and parks, this shopping mall is situated along Loop Road No. 2 and is also right in front of the Tressa Yokohama bus stop. The mall is split into north and south buildings divided by a road. Occupied by 220 establishments, the mall also has a 2,700-space parking lot which is free to use every day of the week. The mall sports an atmosphere reminiscent of France's Lyon, one of Yokohama's sister cities. Visitors can shop in the central Auto Mall area and in a variety of stores, and also enjoy a meal in the mall's food court. In addition, the mall holds a variety of events.
  • Kirin Yokohama Beer Village
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsurumi-ku Namamugi 1-17-1
    This Kirin beer factory is located in Yokohama, the birthplace of the Japanese beer industry. Of all the Kirin beer factories in Japan, this one boasts the longest history. The factory's 80-minute tour is popular. Tour goers get to learn about the careful production process involved in Kirin Ichiban Shibori beer and the secrets behind its delicious flavor, as well as sample malt, taste and compare first press and second press beer wort, and enjoy other unique beer factory experiences. There's also a tour which explores the factory's vast biotope, and a factory tour during which participants can have fun answering quiz questions, making this an enjoyable destination for families as well.
  • Yokohama Spa Hills Ryusenji no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Asahi-ku Shirane 8-8
    One of the largest day trip hot spring bath facilities in the Kanto region. Ryusenji no yu offers a variety of hot spring bath types as well as a sauna. There’s also a hanjunmaku, a traditional Korean sauna facility for promoting beauty and health. Other facilities include a stone sauna and aromatherapy. Ryusenji no yu also offers Japan’s first “aroma salts” space. Mineral rich water steam and aromatherapy fragrances are used to promote bodily health. Finally, there’s a restaurant and children’s play area.
  • Yokohama Bay Quarter
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanagawa-ku Kinkouchou 1-10
    A shopping mall connected directly to and just a three minute walk from Yokohama Station. The fashionable building faces the sea and is designed to look like a cruise ship. Here you can go shopping or have a bite to eat while enjoying a sea breeze. The facility is also famous for its fabulous views at night. Bay Quarter hosts around 100 establishments, including fashionable clothing and interior decoration shops, restaurants, and cafes. The cafes, featuring outdoor terrace seating overlooking Yokohama Port, are particularly popular. There’s also a SeaBus boarding area, and you can hope on one to enjoy the sights of Minato Mirai from on the ocean waters as well.
  • Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Kamariyahigashi 5-15-1
    Located 12 minutes away by bus from the west exit of Keihin Electric Express Railway Kanazawa-bunko Station; get off at the “Natsuyamasakaue” stop. A municipal zoo located in Kanazawa Natural Park. Focusing primarily on rare herbivores animals, many animals found at no other zoo are kept here. The zoo has prepared spacious grounds for keeping its large herbivores, and you can take your time and enjoy watching them amidst beautiful natural environments. Time your visit right, and you can watch koalas eating eucalyptus leaves. There’s also a petting zoo where you can play with goats and sheep. The great grey kangaroo area, which lets visitors actually walk through it, is particularly popular.
  • Marine Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Uminokouen 10
    The only park in Yokohama City with a manmade beach where you can swim in the sea. Besides swimming, park visitors can also enjoy barbecuing and shellfish gathering at low tide. On clear days, you can see Hakkeijima from the beach. The park also has an open field for playing and enjoying sports, beach volleyball courts, and a street basketball courts. A water play area for children in the park shoots jets of water out of the ground at regular intervals. There’s also a low pressure area for infants.
  • Northport Mall
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Tsuzuki-ku Nakagawa Chuo 1-25-1
    "This shopping mall, designed around the concept of ""busy northport,"" is located a one-minute walk from exit 2 of Yokohama Municipal Subway Center Kita Station. A free play area for children between zero and five years of age called the Nosupo Hiroba is located next to the service counter on the third floor. The mall holds a variety of events rooted in the local community, including baby art classes, and a baby's birthday festival."
  • Tennen Onsen Manten no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Hodogaya-ku Kamihoshikawa 3-1-1
    This hot spring facility sits in front of Kamihoshikawa Station in Kamihoshikawa, Hodogaya Ward, Yokohama City. It features saunas and a variety of baths. Outdoor baths include a natural spring rock bath and tatami-floored lie-down baths, as well as “Silk no yu”, which promotes circulation through micro bubbles and ultrasonic waves. Indoor baths include Chinese medicine carbonated baths with natural herbal medicine, and baths that change daily. There is also a restaurant that provides authentic Japanese cuisine, and can be used for parties. Also available for sale is a “runner’s bath ticket” which can be used to treat the facility as a base for running.
  • Kose Shin Yokohama Skate Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Shinyokohama 2-11
    This indoor skating rink is located in Kohoku Ward of Yokohama City. This rink hosts ice hockey matches, and ice shows. Figure skating classes and short-term skating lessons are offered over the summer. In the adjoining shop(s) all varieties of skating good and hockey goods are sold.
  • Mosaic Mall Kohoku
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsuduki-ku Nakagawachuou 1-31-1-2
    This shopping center is in central Nakagawa, Tsuzuki Ward, Yokohama City. Lots of people visit this family oriented suburban commercial center with its fashion shops, general stores, food shops, and amusement facilities. On the rooftop there is a Ferris wheel, which is the mall's symbol, and it's crowded with families and couples on their days off. The nearest station is Yokohama City Subway's Center-Kita Station.
  • Yokohama Fishing Piers Daikoku
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Tsurumi-ku Daikokufuto 20
  • Field Athletic Yokohama Tsukushino Course
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Midori-ku Nagatsutacho 4191
    This outdoor activity center is located a five-minute drive from the Yokohama-Machida Interchange on the Tomei Expressway. The facility has 50 highly diverse obstacle course and is divided into areas such as East Mountain, Pond, West Mountain, and Surprise. Visitors will have to use their whole bodies to take on the challenging obstacles in each area. There's also the Tom Sawyer Adventure Forest, which has a double freefall slide and pulley rope obstacle; as well as a reservation-only barbecue area.
  • Kodomo Natural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Asahi-ku Oikechou 65-1
    Located a 20 minute walk from the south exit of Futamatagawa Station on the Sotetsu Line. Nicknamed “Oike Pond Park,” the park is one of the largest in Yokohama. Centering around a large pond called Oike Pond, there’s a natural grass lawn, giant fort-like play area, barbecue area, and various other facilities. In the park is an area of habitat for fireflies, which are designated Cultural Property by the city of Yokohama. At Makigahara Chibikko Zoo, you can meet and pet various cute animals. On the lawn, you can enjoy a picnic together with seasonally beautiful surroundings. From children to adults, the park’s spacious and nature-rich grounds can provide an entire day’s worth of entertainment.

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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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