โœจFREE GUIDEโœจ Yokohama โ˜† +50 Locations
Welcome to your FREE guide to Yokohama, Japan. Or as I call it, "the PG-13 Las Vegas of Japan". This area has activities for all ages: ๐Ÿ›๏ธ ๐ŸŽŽ manga and anime shopping spots ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŽก museums and theme parks ๐ŸŒณโ›ฉ๏ธ parks and gardens ๐ŸŒ‡๐Ÿ™ incredible views of Yokohama โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฎ coffee and dessert ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿœ izakayas and ramen All locations in this guide are featured in the "10 Things to Do in Yokohama" video on King Kogi YouTube, as well as the "Yokohama Tours" King Kogi video. I've added a few extra locations as well as a list of hotels that I recommend which are in the area. Bonus Tips: -CosmoWorld is fun during the day, but many couples go at night for a more thrilling experience -Landmark Plaza and Queen's Square Mall have coin lockers so you can store your shopping bags. You can use your subway card to pay for them as well. -Red Brick Warehouse is always open for shopping, but they change the event in the plaza space. Check their website or instagram to see what they are planning. -Chinatown is known for street food, but the food choices can get a bit repetitive. Check out the restaurants as well! -Yokohama Station is great fun in the evening. It's loaded with bars, izakayas, karaoke, arcades, record bars, ramen shops, and more.
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Minatomirai Station
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The Minatomirai line (MM) starts as an underground platform at Yokohama station. However, those traveling from Tokyo on the Toyoko line (TY) will find that this line merges into the Minatomirai line, so you can travel here directly from Shibuya in around 30 mins.
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Queen's Square (Tower B)
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The starting place for our adventure, Queen's Square. A mall with three towers, A,B and C, Queen's Tower (B) is located directly above Minato Mirai Station. Follow the signs to Queen's Square, take the red escalator and you're in Queen's Tower B
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Sanrio Vivitix store
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Once you've ridden the first giant escalator to 1F, take the escalator directly in front of you to arrive at 2F. The store is just to your left as you enter this floor.
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Yo Yo Square
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Is it a spider? Is it a roller coster? No one is quite sure what this giant metal structure is. From here you can head toward Blue Bottle Coffee at the end of Art Square or keep walking across from Queens Tower toward Landmark tower.
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Art Square
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A pleasant open space that connects to another mall, Markis, Art Square is lined with well-kept flower arrangements and small stone benches.
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Blue Bottle Coffee - Minatomirai
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Though Minato Mirai is not short of coffee shops, it can be quite hard to find a decent cup of coffee. Blue Bottle Coffee isn't an indie store, but this cafe is nice and spacious and has it's floor-to-ceiling windows open during the spring and autumn. And their coffee is ALWAYS spot on amazing.
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Landmark Plaza
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Another huge shopping mall housing a really wide range of stores, from high street clothing brands, to Jewelry stores. Anime goods shops, to food courts and Izakayas. There's all kinds of things to keep you amused, even if it's raining outside!
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Afuri Yokohama Landmark Tower
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BONUS SPOT: excellent ramen shop for people with food specifications. They have vegan and gluten free ramen available, but if you can eat anything I recommend their famous yuzu ramen.
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Ghibli Store (Donguri Kyowakoku) in Landmark Plaza
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A lesser know Ghibli store located on 4F, here you can find some unique goods that are exclusive to this store.
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Sky Garden (Landmark Tower Observation Deck)
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The elevator to the 69th-floor observation deck is located towards the exit of Landmark Tower (H&M side of the mall) from the 3F exit. With a full 360-degree panoramic view of the Yokohama bay area, this is a great place to take in the view at day or night. With a coffee shop, Sky Garden and vending machines available on the observation deck, this is a great place to come and put your feet up. Admission fees (as of 2023) -Adult (18-64 years old): 1000 yen -65 years old +, high school students: 800 yen -Elementary and junior high school students: 500 yen -Infant (4 years old and over): 200 yen
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Nippon Maru (Historical Ship )
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Built in 1930 and retired in 1985, you can tour the inside of this ship for around 400 yen ($4) for adults. It's still in historically accurate condition, so boat enthustics will enjoy the well preserved quarters. Around the boat, check out the park which often has festivals on the weekends.
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Dockyard Garden (with Hidden Restaurants)
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BONUS SPOT: The original docking area preserved is a cool enough site to see, but if you go down into it, there are doors on either sides that open to a hidden collection of izakayas and restaurants. Enjoy!
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Yokohama Cosmoworld (Branco Street Zone)
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From Minato Mirai, this is the first part of Cosmo World you'll encounter. Branco street is full of claw machines and games for kids but is also a great date/hangout spot for adults. All rides are pay-per-ride. I recommend the flat looking ferris wheel that turns on its side! I totally loved it!
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Yokohama Cosmoworld
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This area of Cosmoland has the iconic ferries wheel, as well as a roller coster and a log flume. Inside there is an arcade and amusements areas with some very quirky Japanese style games and attractions.
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Yokohama World Porters
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A large Western-style mall equipped with a cinema, Hawaiian-themed area, and plenty of interesting stores to help burn a hole in your wallet.
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Leonard's (Yokohama World Porters)
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Did I mention that I love donuts? Well, these aren't just your average donuts, these are malasada donuts from Hawaii and my gosh, they are fantastic....
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Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama
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Across the steeet from Cosmo World and World Porters, the museum is fun adventure round the history of these iconic noodles. There is also an area to customise and design your very own cup noodle!
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Cup Noodles Museum Park
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This park area is a great location to just kick back and take in the atmosphere of Yokohama bay.
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7-Eleven Hammerhead
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A unique 7/11 that has a wide selection of domestic and imported beers and ciders as well as local snacks and speciality items.
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Yokohama Hammerhead
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Houses a ramen street with 5 different styles of broth. Thereโ€™s also a 2nd floor shopping area along side the ticket office for the ferry.
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Marine & Walk Yokohama
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A nice little 2F mini mall with a few unique stores and cafes.
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Zebra Coffee & Croissant
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BONUS SPOT: A cozy spacious cafe located on 2F of Marine & Walk with excellent cappuccinos and croissants.
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Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
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With themed events almost every week, Redbrick warehouse is a spacious outdoor area right next to the bay. The two redbrick buildings have a selection of stores and food outlets as well as a couple of cafes.
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Motomachi-Chukagai Station

This train station is the easiest access to get between Motomachi, Chinatown, and Yamashita Park

Motomachi-Chukagai Station
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Located beside Motomachi, Chinatown, and Yamashita Park, this train station is the closest way to start exploring this area.
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Motomachi

Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this area is a nice place for boutique shopping, cafes, coffee shops, dessert shops, and unusual blends of Japanese and European cooking. In the early years of the Meiji era (1868) there was an increase in the foreign population in Motomachi, which brought about a growing Western influence, leading to the establishment of various cafรฉs, bakeries, and boutiques. These establishments were uncommon in Japan at that time, and Motomachi played a role in introducing aspects of Western culture to the Japanese population.
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Elysee
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this cafe features a Nama Pudding; a rich vanilla mousse pudding, with a raw egg yolk on top. Cover with rich golden caramel sauce, and you've got yourself a tasty treat!
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Uchiki Pan (Uchiki Bakery)
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This famous bakery is one of the OG places to create the fluffy Japanese bread style know as shokupan. Most famous for their 'England' bread load, cinnamon bread, and apple pie sticks, but get yourself a few things, and munch on them in Yamashita Park.
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Honmarutei Yokohama Motomachi shop
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With an English menu available, this excellent ramen shop has delicious Japanese style wonton ramen. I also recommend choosing the daily special, you can't go wrong!
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Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama boasts the largest Chinatown in Japan.ย  Street food is available to munch on in this area, which is not a super common thing in Japan. Enjoy steamed buns, dumplings, fruit skewers, peking duck wraps and more.ย  Just don't forget to visit some of the most excellent restaurants as well!

Mei Xin Restaurant
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Featured in Yokohama Tours on King Kogi YouTube, I recommend the Hong Kong style Wonton Soup! I also enjoyed the stir fried pea sprouts, radish cake, salt and pepper tofu, and shrimp rice noodles.
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Banwarou
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this Taiwanese restaurant has vegan and vegetarian options, as well as meat and fish.
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Juraku
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If you've never had sesame balls, try them from this local Chinese bakery.
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Yamashita Parkย 

Opened in 1930, this popular seaside park features flower beds, monuments, and a fountain. It has really convenient restrooms around the area, and you can see famous ships on the wharf.

Yamashita Park
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Yamashita Park is less than a 10 minute walk away from Chinatown. Great views of the Yokohama pier and harbour, and lots of local people fishing. Especially beautiful during sunset, I've caught quite a few epic pastel sunsets in this area.
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Gundam Factory Yokohama
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As of Sept 2023, this is due to close March 2024, so please check the website I have provided within this guide to make sure they are still open before planning your trip! They change the dates in Japan based on popularity, so the Gundam Factory might last longer than planned. You can see the Gundam from the park, so even without paying it can be a neat view to take in.
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Yokohama Doll Museum
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A place to see dolls from around the world, all in one stop. Special exhibitions are also available, but cost extra to enter. Prices (2023) -400 yen (basic entry) -300-600 yen (extra for special exhibitions)
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Yokohama Station - Surrounding Area

Yokohama Station
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this gigantic station has over 10 train lines. You can buy tickets for the Shinkansen, take an airport train to Haneda or Narita Airport, they have a bus terminal with day buses, as well as overnight sleeper buses that travel all the way to Kyoto.
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Pokรฉmon Center Yokohama
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Featured in Yokohama Tours. A much less crowded Pokemon center located inside of department store. Avoid the weekends if you can, as they tend to be the busiest!
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Craft Sake Shoten
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this sake bar offers a chance to try many types of sake for 400-500yen a glass. The owner speaks English and is happy to explain and recommend many types of sake for all levels of sake tasters.
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Sushi Zanmai
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Located right on the main strip outside of Yokohama Station (South Exit) Sushi Zanmai is a famous tuna chain that always delivers decently priced sushi with a good taste. They have English menus and set sushi deals depending on the season.
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Don Quijote
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A discount chain with floors and floors of interesting stuff. If you need souvenirs, this is place to go. Just don't blame me when you go home singing their earworm of a theme song. DOn don don donnnnn quuuuiiii, Don QUiiiiiooottteeeeeee~
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Kadohei Tsuketen Soba
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A friendly soba shop with delicious tempura!
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Noge-Cho Backstreets

Nogecho is an old-fashioned riverside nightlife hub with tiny bars, vintage izakaya taverns, and low-key jazz clubs. Narrow, lantern-lit streets are lined with casual restaurants serving soba noodles, yakitori skewers, or classic Yokohama-style hayashi beef stew.ย 

Sakuragicho Station
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The closest station to Noge-cho, but also offers a different side to the Minato Mirai district. I featured the Minato Mirai district in my "10 Things to Do in Yokohama" video, so check that out for some ideas. Fun fact, I used to live near this station, so the whole area has a warm place in my heart.
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Noge-cho
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Featured in Yokohama Tours. The juxtaposition between old school Noge-cho and the sparkling Minato-Mirai district is real. Stroll through Nogeโ€™s grungy, dusty alleys and you'll get a real glimpse into simple Japanese after-work food culture.
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่‹ฅ็ซน ๅผ (Wakatake Ni)
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this Yakitori shop serves up delicious skewers of chicken BBQ to perfection on a Japanese charcoal grill. I recommend the: Negima ใญใŽใพ Grilled leek crunchy and full of flavour paired to perfectly matches the juiciness of the chicken meat, which is usually thigh or breast. Also "shio liva" ็™ฝใƒฌใƒใƒผ which is a rare stick to be found. It's grilled "white liver" that tastes like creamy pate!
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Miyakobashi
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Overlooking the river, Miyakobashi Shotengai in Noge-cho is Yokohama's answer to Tokyo's Golden Gai. This curving two-storey building is packed with over 60 bars and snacks, some of them seating only four or five patrons at a time. It's a bar-hopper's dream come true, and a very real look into Japanese life.
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Afro Tacos
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California inspired Cal-mex food is a surprise to be found in such a traditional Japanese food ally. Original mojitos include passion fruit & pineapple, strawberry & darjeeling, elderflower & orange in addition to the classic, and all are popular.
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ย Excellent Hotels Nearby these Spots

Hyatt Regency Yokohama
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I stayed here while filming Yokohama Tours "Day and Night". It was perfectly located for me to be able to explore on foot, plus has a major train station nearby. It also had a few nice coffee shops, beer places, and izakayas nearby too. The bed was nice and soft, so I slept well! Please note: this is not a paid product placement, I pay for all my hotels out of pocket.
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Oakwood Suites Yokohama
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I've stayed here and loved it! An apartment hotel, equipped with a kitchen in each room is set on the top floor of a high-rise building. With EPIC views of Yokohama Bay, this apartment hotel is located on top of a grocery store and Bashamichi train station. These warmly decorated studios have kitchenettes, washer/dryers, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The larger bedroom apartments add separate living rooms. There's a gym and coffee lounge for all guests. Parking is available.
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InterContinental Yokohama Grand, an IHG Hotel
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Known as "the wedge" or "shark fin" hotel. Great city hotel - spacious, nice ocean view, a large uncluttered office desk. Location is super close to many local attractions, you can walk to the theme park, and food choices is abundant. They have a nice music lounge, and proper gym.
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InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, an IHG Hotel
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A newly built luxury hotel in an epic location! Set next to a harbor on Tokyo Bay, this upscale hotel is a 5-minute walk from shopping and dining at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Stylish rooms feature free Internet access, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffee making, plus designer toiletries. Amenities include bars and restaurants. There's also meeting space. Parking is available for a fee.
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The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
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Overlooking Tokyo Bay, this upscale hotel is a 6-minute walk from Minatomirai train station. The rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screens and mini-fridges, plus sitting areas; some rooms have balconies with bay views. There are 4 restaurants (including Chinese and French), plus a British bar and a stylish lounge. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a gym, and a flower shop. Parking and breakfast are extra.
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Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
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This hotel is located in the high-rise Yokohama Landmark Tower. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffeemakers; some have sofa beds or whirlpool tubs. Room service is available. Club rooms offer private lounge access. There are 6 eateries and 2 bars. A gym features an indoor pool. The hotel also offers a tea room and 2 salons, plus a photography studio, a gift shop and a florist. Parking is available for a fee.
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โœจFREE GUIDEโœจ Yokohama โ˜† +50 Locations
Welcome to your FREE guide to Yokohama, Japan. Or as I call it, "the PG-13 Las Vegas of Japan". This area has activities for all ages: ๐Ÿ›๏ธ ๐ŸŽŽ manga and anime shopping spots ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŽก museums and theme parks ๐ŸŒณโ›ฉ๏ธ parks and gardens ๐ŸŒ‡๐Ÿ™ incredible views of Yokohama โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฎ coffee and dessert ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿœ izakayas and ramen All locations in this guide are featured in the "10 Things to Do in Yokohama" video on King Kogi YouTube, as well as the "Yokohama Tours" King Kogi video. I've added a few extra locations as well as a list of hotels that I recommend which are in the area. Bonus Tips: -CosmoWorld is fun during the day, but many couples go at night for a more thrilling experience -Landmark Plaza and Queen's Square Mall have coin lockers so you can store your shopping bags. You can use your subway card to pay for them as well. -Red Brick Warehouse is always open for shopping, but they change the event in the plaza space. Check their website or instagram to see what they are planning. -Chinatown is known for street food, but the food choices can get a bit repetitive. Check out the restaurants as well! -Yokohama Station is great fun in the evening. It's loaded with bars, izakayas, karaoke, arcades, record bars, ramen shops, and more.
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Minatomirai Station
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The Minatomirai line (MM) starts as an underground platform at Yokohama station. However, those traveling from Tokyo on the Toyoko line (TY) will find that this line merges into the Minatomirai line, so you can travel here directly from Shibuya in around 30 mins.
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Queen's Square (Tower B)
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The starting place for our adventure, Queen's Square. A mall with three towers, A,B and C, Queen's Tower (B) is located directly above Minato Mirai Station. Follow the signs to Queen's Square, take the red escalator and you're in Queen's Tower B
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Sanrio Vivitix store
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Once you've ridden the first giant escalator to 1F, take the escalator directly in front of you to arrive at 2F. The store is just to your left as you enter this floor.
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Yo Yo Square
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Is it a spider? Is it a roller coster? No one is quite sure what this giant metal structure is. From here you can head toward Blue Bottle Coffee at the end of Art Square or keep walking across from Queens Tower toward Landmark tower.
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Art Square
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A pleasant open space that connects to another mall, Markis, Art Square is lined with well-kept flower arrangements and small stone benches.
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Blue Bottle Coffee - Minatomirai
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Though Minato Mirai is not short of coffee shops, it can be quite hard to find a decent cup of coffee. Blue Bottle Coffee isn't an indie store, but this cafe is nice and spacious and has it's floor-to-ceiling windows open during the spring and autumn. And their coffee is ALWAYS spot on amazing.
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Landmark Plaza
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Another huge shopping mall housing a really wide range of stores, from high street clothing brands, to Jewelry stores. Anime goods shops, to food courts and Izakayas. There's all kinds of things to keep you amused, even if it's raining outside!
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Afuri Yokohama Landmark Tower
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BONUS SPOT: excellent ramen shop for people with food specifications. They have vegan and gluten free ramen available, but if you can eat anything I recommend their famous yuzu ramen.
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Ghibli Store (Donguri Kyowakoku) in Landmark Plaza
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A lesser know Ghibli store located on 4F, here you can find some unique goods that are exclusive to this store.
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Sky Garden (Landmark Tower Observation Deck)
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The elevator to the 69th-floor observation deck is located towards the exit of Landmark Tower (H&M side of the mall) from the 3F exit. With a full 360-degree panoramic view of the Yokohama bay area, this is a great place to take in the view at day or night. With a coffee shop, Sky Garden and vending machines available on the observation deck, this is a great place to come and put your feet up. Admission fees (as of 2023) -Adult (18-64 years old): 1000 yen -65 years old +, high school students: 800 yen -Elementary and junior high school students: 500 yen -Infant (4 years old and over): 200 yen
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Nippon Maru (Historical Ship )
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Built in 1930 and retired in 1985, you can tour the inside of this ship for around 400 yen ($4) for adults. It's still in historically accurate condition, so boat enthustics will enjoy the well preserved quarters. Around the boat, check out the park which often has festivals on the weekends.
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Dockyard Garden (with Hidden Restaurants)
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BONUS SPOT: The original docking area preserved is a cool enough site to see, but if you go down into it, there are doors on either sides that open to a hidden collection of izakayas and restaurants. Enjoy!
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Yokohama Cosmoworld (Branco Street Zone)
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From Minato Mirai, this is the first part of Cosmo World you'll encounter. Branco street is full of claw machines and games for kids but is also a great date/hangout spot for adults. All rides are pay-per-ride. I recommend the flat looking ferris wheel that turns on its side! I totally loved it!
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Yokohama Cosmoworld
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This area of Cosmoland has the iconic ferries wheel, as well as a roller coster and a log flume. Inside there is an arcade and amusements areas with some very quirky Japanese style games and attractions.
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Yokohama World Porters
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A large Western-style mall equipped with a cinema, Hawaiian-themed area, and plenty of interesting stores to help burn a hole in your wallet.
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Leonard's (Yokohama World Porters)
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Did I mention that I love donuts? Well, these aren't just your average donuts, these are malasada donuts from Hawaii and my gosh, they are fantastic....
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Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama
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Across the steeet from Cosmo World and World Porters, the museum is fun adventure round the history of these iconic noodles. There is also an area to customise and design your very own cup noodle!
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Cup Noodles Museum Park
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This park area is a great location to just kick back and take in the atmosphere of Yokohama bay.
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7-Eleven Hammerhead
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A unique 7/11 that has a wide selection of domestic and imported beers and ciders as well as local snacks and speciality items.
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Yokohama Hammerhead
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Houses a ramen street with 5 different styles of broth. Thereโ€™s also a 2nd floor shopping area along side the ticket office for the ferry.
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Marine & Walk Yokohama
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A nice little 2F mini mall with a few unique stores and cafes.
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Zebra Coffee & Croissant
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BONUS SPOT: A cozy spacious cafe located on 2F of Marine & Walk with excellent cappuccinos and croissants.
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Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
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With themed events almost every week, Redbrick warehouse is a spacious outdoor area right next to the bay. The two redbrick buildings have a selection of stores and food outlets as well as a couple of cafes.
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Motomachi-Chukagai Station

This train station is the easiest access to get between Motomachi, Chinatown, and Yamashita Park

Motomachi-Chukagai Station
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Located beside Motomachi, Chinatown, and Yamashita Park, this train station is the closest way to start exploring this area.
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Motomachi

Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this area is a nice place for boutique shopping, cafes, coffee shops, dessert shops, and unusual blends of Japanese and European cooking. In the early years of the Meiji era (1868) there was an increase in the foreign population in Motomachi, which brought about a growing Western influence, leading to the establishment of various cafรฉs, bakeries, and boutiques. These establishments were uncommon in Japan at that time, and Motomachi played a role in introducing aspects of Western culture to the Japanese population.
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Elysee
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this cafe features a Nama Pudding; a rich vanilla mousse pudding, with a raw egg yolk on top. Cover with rich golden caramel sauce, and you've got yourself a tasty treat!
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Uchiki Pan (Uchiki Bakery)
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This famous bakery is one of the OG places to create the fluffy Japanese bread style know as shokupan. Most famous for their 'England' bread load, cinnamon bread, and apple pie sticks, but get yourself a few things, and munch on them in Yamashita Park.
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Honmarutei Yokohama Motomachi shop
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With an English menu available, this excellent ramen shop has delicious Japanese style wonton ramen. I also recommend choosing the daily special, you can't go wrong!
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Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama boasts the largest Chinatown in Japan.ย  Street food is available to munch on in this area, which is not a super common thing in Japan. Enjoy steamed buns, dumplings, fruit skewers, peking duck wraps and more.ย  Just don't forget to visit some of the most excellent restaurants as well!

Mei Xin Restaurant
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Featured in Yokohama Tours on King Kogi YouTube, I recommend the Hong Kong style Wonton Soup! I also enjoyed the stir fried pea sprouts, radish cake, salt and pepper tofu, and shrimp rice noodles.
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Banwarou
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this Taiwanese restaurant has vegan and vegetarian options, as well as meat and fish.
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Juraku
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If you've never had sesame balls, try them from this local Chinese bakery.
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Yamashita Parkย 

Opened in 1930, this popular seaside park features flower beds, monuments, and a fountain. It has really convenient restrooms around the area, and you can see famous ships on the wharf.

Yamashita Park
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Yamashita Park is less than a 10 minute walk away from Chinatown. Great views of the Yokohama pier and harbour, and lots of local people fishing. Especially beautiful during sunset, I've caught quite a few epic pastel sunsets in this area.
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Gundam Factory Yokohama
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As of Sept 2023, this is due to close March 2024, so please check the website I have provided within this guide to make sure they are still open before planning your trip! They change the dates in Japan based on popularity, so the Gundam Factory might last longer than planned. You can see the Gundam from the park, so even without paying it can be a neat view to take in.
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Yokohama Doll Museum
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A place to see dolls from around the world, all in one stop. Special exhibitions are also available, but cost extra to enter. Prices (2023) -400 yen (basic entry) -300-600 yen (extra for special exhibitions)
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Yokohama Station - Surrounding Area

Yokohama Station
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this gigantic station has over 10 train lines. You can buy tickets for the Shinkansen, take an airport train to Haneda or Narita Airport, they have a bus terminal with day buses, as well as overnight sleeper buses that travel all the way to Kyoto.
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Pokรฉmon Center Yokohama
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Featured in Yokohama Tours. A much less crowded Pokemon center located inside of department store. Avoid the weekends if you can, as they tend to be the busiest!
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Craft Sake Shoten
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this sake bar offers a chance to try many types of sake for 400-500yen a glass. The owner speaks English and is happy to explain and recommend many types of sake for all levels of sake tasters.
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Sushi Zanmai
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Located right on the main strip outside of Yokohama Station (South Exit) Sushi Zanmai is a famous tuna chain that always delivers decently priced sushi with a good taste. They have English menus and set sushi deals depending on the season.
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Don Quijote
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A discount chain with floors and floors of interesting stuff. If you need souvenirs, this is place to go. Just don't blame me when you go home singing their earworm of a theme song. DOn don don donnnnn quuuuiiii, Don QUiiiiiooottteeeeeee~
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Kadohei Tsuketen Soba
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A friendly soba shop with delicious tempura!
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Noge-Cho Backstreets

Nogecho is an old-fashioned riverside nightlife hub with tiny bars, vintage izakaya taverns, and low-key jazz clubs. Narrow, lantern-lit streets are lined with casual restaurants serving soba noodles, yakitori skewers, or classic Yokohama-style hayashi beef stew.ย 

Sakuragicho Station
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The closest station to Noge-cho, but also offers a different side to the Minato Mirai district. I featured the Minato Mirai district in my "10 Things to Do in Yokohama" video, so check that out for some ideas. Fun fact, I used to live near this station, so the whole area has a warm place in my heart.
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Noge-cho
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Featured in Yokohama Tours. The juxtaposition between old school Noge-cho and the sparkling Minato-Mirai district is real. Stroll through Nogeโ€™s grungy, dusty alleys and you'll get a real glimpse into simple Japanese after-work food culture.
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่‹ฅ็ซน ๅผ (Wakatake Ni)
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Featured in Yokohama Tours, this Yakitori shop serves up delicious skewers of chicken BBQ to perfection on a Japanese charcoal grill. I recommend the: Negima ใญใŽใพ Grilled leek crunchy and full of flavour paired to perfectly matches the juiciness of the chicken meat, which is usually thigh or breast. Also "shio liva" ็™ฝใƒฌใƒใƒผ which is a rare stick to be found. It's grilled "white liver" that tastes like creamy pate!
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Miyakobashi
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Overlooking the river, Miyakobashi Shotengai in Noge-cho is Yokohama's answer to Tokyo's Golden Gai. This curving two-storey building is packed with over 60 bars and snacks, some of them seating only four or five patrons at a time. It's a bar-hopper's dream come true, and a very real look into Japanese life.
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Afro Tacos
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California inspired Cal-mex food is a surprise to be found in such a traditional Japanese food ally. Original mojitos include passion fruit & pineapple, strawberry & darjeeling, elderflower & orange in addition to the classic, and all are popular.
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ย Excellent Hotels Nearby these Spots

Hyatt Regency Yokohama
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I stayed here while filming Yokohama Tours "Day and Night". It was perfectly located for me to be able to explore on foot, plus has a major train station nearby. It also had a few nice coffee shops, beer places, and izakayas nearby too. The bed was nice and soft, so I slept well! Please note: this is not a paid product placement, I pay for all my hotels out of pocket.
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Oakwood Suites Yokohama
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I've stayed here and loved it! An apartment hotel, equipped with a kitchen in each room is set on the top floor of a high-rise building. With EPIC views of Yokohama Bay, this apartment hotel is located on top of a grocery store and Bashamichi train station. These warmly decorated studios have kitchenettes, washer/dryers, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The larger bedroom apartments add separate living rooms. There's a gym and coffee lounge for all guests. Parking is available.
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InterContinental Yokohama Grand, an IHG Hotel
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Known as "the wedge" or "shark fin" hotel. Great city hotel - spacious, nice ocean view, a large uncluttered office desk. Location is super close to many local attractions, you can walk to the theme park, and food choices is abundant. They have a nice music lounge, and proper gym.
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InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, an IHG Hotel
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A newly built luxury hotel in an epic location! Set next to a harbor on Tokyo Bay, this upscale hotel is a 5-minute walk from shopping and dining at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Stylish rooms feature free Internet access, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffee making, plus designer toiletries. Amenities include bars and restaurants. There's also meeting space. Parking is available for a fee.
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The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
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Overlooking Tokyo Bay, this upscale hotel is a 6-minute walk from Minatomirai train station. The rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screens and mini-fridges, plus sitting areas; some rooms have balconies with bay views. There are 4 restaurants (including Chinese and French), plus a British bar and a stylish lounge. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a gym, and a flower shop. Parking and breakfast are extra.
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Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
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This hotel is located in the high-rise Yokohama Landmark Tower. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffeemakers; some have sofa beds or whirlpool tubs. Room service is available. Club rooms offer private lounge access. There are 6 eateries and 2 bars. A gym features an indoor pool. The hotel also offers a tea room and 2 salons, plus a photography studio, a gift shop and a florist. Parking is available for a fee.
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