Spots in Shin-Yokohama / Aoba Area

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kirin Yokohama Beer Village
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsurumi-ku Namamugi 1-17-1
    This Kirin Beer brewery is located in Yokohama City, the birthplace of the Japanese beer industry. It is the oldest and one of the largest Kirin Beer breweries in Japan. Visitors can learn the secrets behind the great taste of Kirin Ichiban Shibori beer during one of their popular brewery tours, each which approximately 80 minutes. Some of the attractions of the tour include comparing the flavor of the first press of the wort and the second press of the wort and tasting the malt, and more. Other tours suitable for families and people of all ages include a tour of the area's grand biotope, a quiz tour of the brewery, and more.
  • Spa Libur Yokohama
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    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsurumi-ku Shishigaya 2-39-18 Spa/Ribour Yokohama
    An Asian resort spa situated along Inner Circular Route No. 2 a 25-minute Rinko Bus ride from the east exit of JR Tsurumi Station. The spa makes use of the Shishigaya, a black sodium spring which wells up from 300 meters underground. These waters have a syrupy feel and are said to beautify the skin. In addition to an indoor bath and outdoor bath, the bathhouse has a diverse array of baths, including a footbath and bubble bath. Every fourth Friday of the month in the women's area, the bathhouse also offers a flower bath with colorful flower petals floating in the water. In addition, the bathhouse has a full array of relaxation services such as Balinese massage, temomi massage, and Thai massage. Situated close to Tokyo, the bathhouse is a great destination for women office workers on their way home from work and housewives.

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  • 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.
  • 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 History Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsuduki-ku Nakagawachuou 1-18-1
    This museum is located in the Tsuzuki Ward of Yokohama City. One can learn about the history of Yokohama here. Documents specializing on the City of Yokohama prior to the port was opening are collected and displayed. Outside the museum is the Otsuka/Saikachido Relics Park where one can see historic dwellings on display. The closest station is the Center Kita Station on the Yokohama Municipal Subway.
  • Yokohama Fishing Piers Daikoku
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Tsurumi-ku Daikokufuto 20
  • Yokohama Bay Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
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    This 860 meter long suspension bridge is a transportation bridge easing the congestion in the center of Yokohama City. Known for its beautiful nightscapes, many couples enjoy themselves here on drive dates or just for cruising. A landmark symbol for Yokohama, the bridge attracts many visitors and is often featured in films and promotional media.
  • Shiki no Mori Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Midori-ku Terayamachou 291
    Shiki no Mori Park is a prefectural park located in Yokohama's Midori Ward. It makes use of the hills and outcroppings for placement of fountains, viewing platforms, and jumbo slides, which makes the park a popular place for families. In addition, visitors can see structures and landscapes in the forest that remain from the old days, including rice paddies, mills powered by water wheels, and charcoal burners' huts. The park is also the site of many kinds of events, including photography exhibitions, craft lessons, and flea markets.
  • Daihonzan Sojiji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsurumi-ku Tsurumi 2-1-1
    Located around five minutes’ walk from JR Tsurumi Station in Yokohama City, the Daihonzan Sojiji Temple is one of the two head temples of the Soto Zen Buddhism. The forerunner of this temple was the Shogaku Kannondo belonging to the Shingon Risshu (Shingon Vinaya) school, which was located in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture; it was relocated to the present site in 1911. The buildings within the temple precincts include many temple buildings, including the Butsu-den and Daiso-do, as well as the buildings of Tsurumi University, etc. The temple’s cemetery includes the graves of many famous people, including the famous Showa-era actor Ishihara Yujiro.
  • 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.
  • Okurayama Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kouhoku-ku Okurayama 2-10
    Okurayama Park is a municipal park located in Yokohama's Kohoku Ward. In addition to Okurayama Memorial Hall, the site of numerous concerts and art exhibits, the park contains stands of trees and a broad lawn that is a favorite picnic spot. The park contains 150 plum trees of 20 varieties, so it is a famous spot for viewing plum blossoms, attracting many visitors for blossom viewing parties during the season.
  • Bank of Yokohama Ice Arena
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanagawa-ku Hirodaiotamachi 1-1
    This is a skating rink in Kanagawa Ward of Yokohama City large enough for international events. The main rink hosts many figure skating and other skating competitions. The skating rink is open to the public and bustling with skaters during ice season. For little kids who cannot skate, a children's playroom is provided, so that the whole family can enjoy their time at the rink.
  • Yokoyama Yu-land Midori
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Midori-ku Nishihassakuchou 1201-1
    This is a mega hot springs onsen bath facility in Midori Ward, Yokohama City. This onsen has six types of baths including the natural Hinoki cypress bath, the open-air bath, a jacuzzi, western style baths, and four saunas. One can take in the baths alone or as a family, and for lunch, a conveyor belt sushi bar diner or other reasonable eateries are on site.
  • Nissan Motors Yokohama Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanagawa-ku Takarachou 2
    This factory, located in Kanagawa Ward, Yokohama City, is the production plant that is the primary force behind Nissan Motors. This factory was the first mass production plant in Japan It has an integrated production system for engines and suspension parts. One can tour the engine production line where you can observe the engines actually being built. There are also hands-on exhibits, equipment displays, and demonstrations.
  • 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.
  • Kiyoken Yokohama Factory
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsuduki-ku Kawamukouchou 675-1
    Kiyoken, Yokohama Factory in Tsuzuki Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture is a manufacturing factory for shumai (a steamed meat dumpling), which is the famous Yokohama specialty. You can learn about the history of Kiyoken on VTR and tour the actual manufacturing process of shumai and bento (a take away lunch). At the end of the tour, you can sample fresh shumai, side dishes for a shumai bento and Chinese sweets. A booking is required for a factory tour, however, you can partially experience the factory tour without a booking at the Petit Museum Shop in the factory. You can also purchase some freshly made products at the factory at lower that retail price to taste. It also sells the Hyochan goods, the mascot of Kiyoken.

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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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