Yokohama is located in the center of Japan, along the coastline of Japan’s Pacific Ocean, and is one of the 15 Japanese Government-designated cities. This beauty is comparable to the port city of Kobe. Yokohama is Japan’s second-largest city in terms of population and arguably one of the most cosmopolitan in the country. In Yokohama, there is a blend of tradition and modernity, adding the scent of the sea breeze, creating an attractive beauty of the port city.
Here are my 10 Best Places in Yokohama when visiting Yokohama:
Cup Noodles Museum
The nearest stations are Minatomirai Station and Bashamichi Station on the Minatomirai Line, both about an 8-minute walk from the museum. We can unleash our creativity, making our mixed ramen.
In addition, at this giant Cup Noodle factory, many exhibitions detail the history of instant noodles and the life of Mr. Momofuku Ando – The inventor of instant noodles.
There are limited edition products and many other exciting products at souvenir shops, so people can also buy souvenirs for the outing.
Yokohama Air Cabin
Yokohama Air Cabin will start operating in 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. This is Japan’s first urban cable car line, connecting JR Sakuragi-Cho Station and Canal Park in Shinko Prefecture. The cable car is 630 m long each way, operating every 5 minutes. Including 36 cabins, each cable car can accommodate up to 8 passengers. The highest point of the cable car is about 40m above sea level. With the transparent cabin glass, this experience offers a great view of the city of Yokohama from this elevated position, especially at night.
The cable car operates from 10 am to 10 pm.
One-way fare is 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children
Here is a video of my trip to Yokohama Air Cabin:
Yokohama Cosmo World
Cosmo Clock 21 – with a height of 112.5m, is the largest wheel in the world that functions as a clock and can hold up to 480 people. Going for 15 minutes on this ferris wheel, you can enjoy the whole view of the park and the city: Yokohama Bay, Landmark Tower… The higher you go, the wider and more expansive the view becomes.
Vanish – is the name of the roller coaster in the Yokohama Cosmo World park. This roller coaster will take passengers “flying” into the water. When the roller coaster hits the water, the tiny nozzles spray water to increase the feeling.
Yokohama red brick warehouse
The closest stations are Bashamichi and Nihon-Odori on the Minatomirai Line.
The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is located along the coast of Yokohama Bay. When Japan opened its market to the world in the late 19th century, the Yokohama red brick warehouse acted as a customs clearance to control the flow of goods through the port. It used to be Yokohama’s main transportation hub but is now a bustling cultural one. I noticed many couples come here to take pictures because the space here is quite open, close to the port, and the blue sky is so wonderful.
“Yokohama Aka-renga Park” is right next to the Red Brick Warehouse. In the park, people come together to participate in seasonal events such as dance performances, concerts, second-hand markets, motorcycle shows, Oktoberfest, etc. Especially, even if it’s not the festival season, this place will not disappoint you. You can enjoy the blue sea and watch the trains go in and out. The sea breeze will soothe your soul, and the seawater will swoon your eyes. In addition, families often bring things here to camp and sing.
It is a large pier where international cruise ships dock. From the rooftop square, you can enjoy a beautiful view of Akarenga Park, the Red Brick Building, and the Minato Yokohama area. If you arrive on time, there will be large ships moored; it is great for taking many photos. There is also an observation deck on the top floor with wooden floors and many green lawns.
The Sky garden – Landmark Tower
Located on the 69th floor, 273 meters above the ground, this observatory boasts one of the tallest observatories in Japan. The panoramic view of Yokohama from this height looks magnificent and breathtaking. You can enjoy a 360-degree view within an 80km radius: Minato Mirai area in Yokohama. If the weather is clear, you can also see the Tokyo Skytree, Mount Fuji and the Boso peninsula. Especially do not miss the beautiful night view.
The price is only 1000 yen for an adult instead of more than 3000 yen like Skytree. Although not as tall as Skytree, I am completely convinced by the beauty of this place. On the 69th floor are tables and chairs, bookshelves, and a cafe so you can enjoy the sunset. There are alcoholic drinks and food here too.
Here is a video of my trip to The Sky garden.
Chinatown has 10 entrance gates built according to traditional Chinese architecture. There are also 620 stores where you can enjoy delicious food and shop. In addition, there are many events held here throughout the year. What a great opportunity for you to experience Chinese culture right here in Japan.
Marine rouge cruise and water bus
Marine Rouge cruise and water bus are two unique forms of transportation on this Yokohama seaport. Especially at night, it will give you a romantic evening cruise on the sea with impressive views of Minato Mirai area, the red brick warehouse district, and Yokohama Bay Bridge.
River Bus: The boat can accommodate more than 80 passengers and operates even on rainy days. There will be a professional voice actor guide on board. This makes your experience unique.
Marine Rouge Cruise: The cost will be more expensive. However, you can enjoy luxurious meals while watching the city from the sea. With this cruise, you need to book tickets in advance.
The Gundam RX-78F00 robot model is huge and has the ability to move. Definitely, a place not to be missed! This giant Gundam is built in Gundam Yokohama Factory and will now be open until March 31, 2023. Not only are there epic shows full of lights and sounds, but there are also shops, Gundam-themed cafes, and many other highlights. Come to explore Gundam Yokohama Factory to capture great moments!