Visit in YOKOHAMA
Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and because of its location a short half hour from Tokyo is an ideal destination for a day trip, so in this post we will give you some ideas on what to see and do in Yokohama .
Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa prefecture. Until 1859, the city was nothing more than a small fishing village, but after the opening of Japan to the world, the activity of its port grew tremendously and became one of the most important in the country, making the city grow with strength and became the second largest in all of Japan.
Minato Mirai 21
Taking a good walk around the Minato Mirai 21 area, a modern development area in the Yokohama port, is almost an obligation for the tourist who visits Yokohama for the first time. The area is full of activities, some ideas are:
Climb the observatory of the Landmark Tower, one of the tallest towers in Japan, and enjoy the views of the port and the city of Yokohama.
Cosmo World amusement park
Enjoy as children of the Cosmo World amusement park, climb the Cosmo World ferris wheel to enjoy good views of the Yokohama port and the buildings .
Relax in the onsen and spa Manyo Club.
Stroll through the old red brick warehouses (akarenga soko) now converted into a tourist area full of restaurants and shops. From there, you can also enjoy a beautiful view of the skyline of Yokohama.
Enter the old ship Nippon Maru and learn a little more about the history of the port of Yokohama in its museum.
Learn more about the famous instant noodles, design our own packaging or prepare our own noodles in the instant noodle museum.
Sankeien Japanese-style gardens
Visit the Sankeien Japanese-style gardens, where in addition to beautiful ponds, streams and impressive nature we can see many historical buildings throughout Japan as a residence of a daimyo, tea houses and a three-story pagoda of the ancient Tomyoji temple of Kyoto.
Especially if we go with children, go to the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise park, a kind of zoo dedicated basically to marine fauna.
Cross one of the four huge and colorful entrance gates to Yokohama’s Chinatown (or Yokohama Chukagai in Japanese) and especially during the Chinese New Year festivities, take a good tour of the area to feel as if we were in China.
Eat a good manju (steamed bun), some ramen (noodles) or any other typical dish of Chinese cuisine (in Japan) in the streets of Yokohama’s Chinatown.
Take a nice walk through the area of Yamashita Park, which works as a promenade from the great Kanto earthquake of 1923.
Yokohama World Porters
Next up is Yokohama World Porters, the ultimate destination for those looking for a well-rounded shopping and entertainment experience. World Porters is six floors of enjoyment, with an outstanding (and enthusiastically decorated) Hawaiian-themed food court on the first floor, and an AEON Cinema located on the fifth floor. Both the second and third floors are dedicated to fashion goods, where you’ll be sure to find a bargain or two in one of the many accessories shops. World Porters is also conveniently close to Yokohama Cosmo World
Queen’s Square Yokohama
Located directly over Minatomirai Station, and conveniently close to the Yokohama Museum of Art, Queen’s Square is home to a massive range of fashion retail and variety stores. The main shopping areas are split between the two buildings: first, Queens Square Yokohama, where you’ll find both regular fashion stores and unique boutiques, and, second, Queens East, which is better suited to those looking for an upmarket shopping experience. Though less unique than some of our other shopping havens, Queen’s Square Yokohama is certainly the most conveniently located and easily accessible shopping destination on this list.
Stroll through the Yamate area, known as one of the western residential districts that lived and lived in Yokohama. The area is full of former residences of foreigners, consulates, etc. all with a very western architecture.
Sit in the Harbor View Park to enjoy the views from there we will have the Yokohama Bay Bay Bridge (Yokohama Bay Bridge).
Visit the cemetery for foreigners, built in the second half of the 19th century with the arrival of Commodore Perry.
Noge Tabemono Yokocho
For a true Japanese experience, we can’t recommend the Noge Alley enough. It is one of those rare places which hasn’t changed much for decades so you find lots of traditional style bars that are very cheap and crowded with locals. It is located along a river, so you can enter the stores either by going up on the 2nd floor overlooking the river or by entering them on the street level. The izakaya taverns of that alley are very small, and most of them are of the tachi-nomi style (drinking while standing). They are very cheap as well! So if you want a good night out without breaking the bank, this is definitely a place you should consider.
Games in Yokohama
INTERNATIONAL STADIUM YOKOHAMA (NISSAN STADIUM)
Less than an hour south of Tokyo, International Stadium Yokohama is the country’s largest stadium with 72,327 seats. It is home to J. League’s Yokohama F. Marinos and, in addition to hosting early stage matches, the stadium will host the final match
of the tournament. The stadium, the venue of the final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, is near Kozokue Station (JH17) on the JR Yokohama Line and about 1.2 kilometers from Shin-Yokohama Station (various lines).
|MATCH NO||DATE||POOL||MATCH||KICKOFF TIME|
|4||Saturday, Sept. 21||B||New Zealand vs. South Africa||18:45|
|6||Sunday, Sept. 22||A||Ireland vs. Scotland||16:45|
|35||Saturday, Oct. 12||C||England vs. France||17:15|
|40||Sunday, Oct. 13||A||Japan vs. Scotland||19:45|
|45||Saturday, Oct. 26||–||SF1: W QF1 vs. W QF2||17:00|
|46||Sunday, Oct. 27||–||SF2: W QF3 vs. W QF4||18:00|
|48||Saturday, Nov. 2||–||Final||18:00|