100 Things to Do in Yokohama, Tokyo’s Relaxed and Stylish Neighbouring City, in 2018

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  • Yokohama is the second biggest city in Japan after Tokyo and is just 30 minutes by train from the capital. This spacious and stylish city has a relaxed and fun vibe and is home to a small theme park and the famous Chinatown. If you’re staying in Tokyo, Yokohama is a great choice to visit for a day. Check out these 100 things to do in Yokohama for a cool and fun-filled trip!

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    1. Rent a Go-Kart and Ride Around the City

    What better way to explore a city than to ride a go-kart around it in silly costumes? This activity offers the exciting chance to rent a go-kart and explore Yokohama. You’ll visit places such as Minato Mirai, Chinatown, and the famous tower landmark. Please keep in mind you must have a Japanese driver’s license or an international driver’s license to take part in this activity.

    Booking details: Rent a Go-Kart and ride around Yokohama Kanagawa!

    2. Try Karate

    Ever wanted to try karate in a real dojo? In Yokohama, you can learn some real karate basics including self-defense practice and some practice with weapons. There will also be a question and answer session afterwards. All levels are welcome, even if you’ve never done karate before! Try something new during your trip to Yokohama.

    Booking details: Practice karate in a trial course in Tokyo/Yokohama

    3. Ride a Helicopter Over Yokohama Bay

    Yokohama is well-known for its bay, and at night, it’s beautifully lit up with lights. Why not take an exciting helicopter ride to experience this breathtaking view from the sky? Check out the link below for further details!

    Booking details: Night cruising over Yokohama Bay with a helicopter!

    4. Visit All of Yokohama’s Famous Sites in One Day

    There is a lot to do in this city, so if it’s your first time, why not consider taking a guided tour? In one day, you can walk around Yokohama’s seaside area, one of the most beautiful in Japan, see the nearby garden, check out Chinatown, visit Yamate Hill, and more! Of course, you can do all of this by yourself, but consider taking a tour so you can do it hassle-free.

    Booking details: Visit all of Yokohama’s famous sites in a day tour!

    5. Enjoy a Relaxing Cruise under the Night Sky

    Spending a night in Yokohama means being able to see the beautiful city when it is lit up at night. Take advantage of the chance to see the bay from a boat! This short cruise is available all year round and is ideal for couples who want to spend a romantic evening together. Sip on a cocktail or soft drink and enjoy seeing Yokohama’s beautiful sights from a boat.

    Booking details: Enjoy a Relaxing Cruise under the Night Sky

    6. Have a Cruise with a Multi-Course Chinese Dinner

    If you like the idea of cruising at Yokohama Bay, there is also an option to feast on a delicious Chinese multi-course meal while taking in the sparkling night view of the city. Enjoy many courses of authentic food, including a decorated cake if you’re going to be there for a special occasion. Book a luxurious evening with your loved one!

    Booking details: Cruise with an Authentic Chinese Diner Buffet in Yokohama!

    7. Visit an Onsen Theme Park

    Those interested in Japanese hot spring culture will not want to miss this activity. Experience five kinds of hot springs (all found in the same building), including a cyprus bath with its multiple health benefits and a relaxing footbath while looking at the night sky.

    You can borrow and wear a yukata robe during this activity for added authenticity. Get some stress relief and experience Japanese bath culture in the heart of Yokohama or Tokyo.

    Booking details: Visit an Onsen Theme Park in Machida/Yokohama

    8. Take a Lesson in Japanese Ceramics

    If you’re interested in art and ceramics, try this class in Yokohama! Make your own original cup guided by a kind teacher and take your masterpiece home if you wish. This includes plugging clay, making the foundation, shaping the clay and polishing the surface. This 90-minute class could be a memorable addition to your journey.

    Booking details: Take a Japanese ceramics lesson in Yokohama

    9. Try an Exciting Flight Simulation

    Are you or anyone you are travelling with crazy about planes? In this unusual activity, you can experience an exciting plane simulation! Experience a realistic take-off and landing from a reproduced cockpit of an AirBus A320 and be a pilot for a day!

    You can choose between three different plans of various types and lengths and you will also receive some information about the simulation. A children’s version is also available for ages 7 to 12.

    Booking details: Be a Pilot for a Day and Enjoy Flight Simulation in Yokohama

    10. Explore Yokohama and have a Yakitori Dinner

    On this fun tour, you can ride in an electric car from the Nissan Global Gallery and then take a night cruise! After that, you’ll head to a bar that sells “yakitori”, or skewered meat, which is a delicious and popular pub dish. This is an afternoon tour and your meal will be in the evening. Beer goes very well with yakitori, so be sure to order some on this fun evening out!

    Booking details: Explore Yokohama and have a Yakitori dinner

    11. Try Different Kinds of Ramen Noodles

    Did you know that Yokohama is home to the Cup Noodle Museum and the Ramen Museum? Why not try different kinds of noodles on this exciting food tour? Visit the Cup Noodle Museum, the Ramen Museum, and Chinatown to sample different kinds of noodles and discover your favourite flavour! This is ideal for those who would like to explore Japanese cuisine. Don’t forget to bring a huge appetite!

    Booking details: Enjoy 3 kinds of ramen noodles in Yokohama

    12. Wear a Kimono-Inspired Dress and Do a Photoshoot

    The kimono is a traditional garment worn by women and it is still worn today at festivals and special events. If you’d like a chance to wear a kimono-style dress and have a photoshoot, this activity is for you! Wear an elegant dress inspired by the kimono and enjoy an 80-picture photoshoot in the location of your choice (choose from three places). Feel like a princess and get some fantastic professional-level pictures!

    Booking details: Wear a Traditional Kimono and Do a Photoshoot in Kanagawa!

    13. Learn How to Cook Japanese Food

    At this activity, you can learn about Japanese cooking in a real Japanese home! Meet up with a local in Tokaichiba near Yokohama and learn what Japanese people typically eat at home. It’s not all ramen noodles and sushi! If there are any particular meals you’d like to eat, you can let the host know in advance so they can prepare it for you. If not, they’ll introduce you to their favourite foods. Learn how to make home-cooked Japanese food and maybe take a recipe to try at home.

    Booking details: Learn How to Cook Basic Japanese Food in Yokohoma

    14. Visit the Harbour Town, Chinatown, and More

    The Harbour Town of Yokohama is one of the most desirable areas for its beauty and garden. Visit this, along with Chinatown and the Cup Noodle Museum, in one fun-filled guided tour. You can also visit the onsen (hot spring) theme park which has beauty salons, baths, and massage treatments. This is perfect for people who have never been to Yokohama before and are on a tight time constraint.

    Booking details: Visit Yokohama’s famous Harbor Town and Chinatown

    15. Explore Minato Mirai and Sankei-en with a Guide

    Explore the famous Red Brick Warehouse in the Minato Mirari district and see the Japanese-style garden, Sankei-en! A guide will tell you a little about the area’s history and point you in the direction of other great places to see. Don’t miss these great spots on your Yokohama adventure.

    Booking details: Yokohama Walk with Guide Interpreter

    16. Take a Shore Excursion to Kamakura and Enoshima

    Are you already staying in Yokohama? Do you have a free day? Book this tour, leaving from Yokohama Port by car, and visit the charming town of Kamakura and Enoshima Island for the day! This is perfect for those who already have plans to spend a few days in Yokohama and would like an excursion to another area. See Kamakura’s giant Buddha statue and its gorgeous temples before heading to the naturally beautiful Enoshima Island to take in the sights.

    Booking details: Shore excursion from Yokohama Port to Kamakura/Enoshima

    17. Explore Yokohama Chinatown

    Yokohama Chinatown is one of the biggest Chinatowns outside of China, and is well worth an afternoon to walk around and sample the wonderful food! It is located next to Motomachi-Chukagai Station and is operational from around 7 am until late into the evening.

    You can eat some street food such as dumplings and stick food, enjoy an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet, buy some cute Chinese souvenirs, and just take in the sights and smells of this unique area!

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    18. Visit this Relaxing Jazz Bar

    Yokohama, and Japan in general, has a great Jazz scene. You can find many small and cozy jazz bars if you head to areas such as Asagaya and Koenji in Tokyo, but Yokohama also has its fair share!

    Head to Chigusa, an established and relaxing jazz bar in Nogo-cho, Yokohama. It opened in 1933 and you can find out about its history there. It features both experimental and classical jazz groups, a request menu, and some great old pictures on the walls. Pay a visit to this relaxing and popular venue!

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    19. View the Yokohama Skyline on Cosmo Clock 21

    For some great views of Yokohama, head to Cosmoworld which is home to Cosmo Clock 21, a giant ferris wheel in the heart of the city!

    It was the tallest ferris wheel in the world when it first opened in 1989, and takes 15 minutes for a full rotation. Cosmoworld itself is a free admission park, and you pay for each ride. The ferris wheel costs 700 yen per person, and is well worth it for the fantastic experience!

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    20. Have Fun at a Reptile Cafe

    At Yokohama Subtropical Teahouse, you can pet some snakes and other reptile creatures while enjoying a tea or coffee! It really is a once in a lifetime experience here, and something very quintessential of Japan!

    The animals here are kept safely and treated well, and petting the reptiles is carefully carried out so as not to cause harm. It is situated close to Hinodecho Station and is well worth a visit!

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    21. Check out the Pokemon Center

    If you are a fan of Pokemon, you’ll surely want to take a trip to Yokohama Pokemon Center, which is centrally located inside the Yokohama Landmark Plaza.

    Here you can browse the latest game cards, stationery, figurines, t-shirts, snacks, and Pokemon cup noodles! You can also head to the gaming room where you can take part in a Pokemon battle! Also, if you visit during your birthday month, bring along some proof of your birth date and you can receive a free gift from the center!

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    22. Visit Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

    Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is a popular amusement park which is home to an aquarium, a hotel, a shopping mall, and a theme park area. It is particularly good for families and young children! The convenient thing about this park is it is free to get in, so you just pay for the amusements or activities you want to see or do. It’s a great place to spend a day and amuse the whole family.

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    23. Enjoy Impressive Views at Yokohama Landmark Tower

    For some great views right in the center of the city, head to the Yokohama Landmark Tower, which features an amazing skygarden on the 69th floor which boasts impressive night views and space to relax.

    This tower is the second tallest building in Japan as of 2017 and is home to shops, clinics, restaurants, a five-star hotel, and entertainment. Take a trip!

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    24. Discover Nature at Orbi Yokohama

    This interactive nature educational venue is a great place for children and families but would also be a good day out for anyone interested in nature and natural history. It features many exhibitions and you can learn about sea life, wildlife, the natural world, and technology.

    You can easily spend a few hours here and can pet some animals, watch educational films in English, and amuse the kids all afternoon!

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    25. Step Back into History at Yamate Foreign District

    If you want to go somewhere a bit different, head to the Yamate area of Yokohama which is known for its dated foreign-style houses, churches, and streets. You may feel like you have stepped back in time to Victorian England!

    This area became a hub for international trading 150 years ago, and was known for selling imported goods from the west. Nowadays it is a peaceful and relaxing area with boutique stores and unique independent shops!

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    26. Take a Tour of Kirin Yokohama Beer Village

    Kirin Yokohama Beer Village offers amazing free tours of their factory and grounds to visitors. This tour takes you around the factory and you can see the full production and packaging process of the beer.

    It also includes free beer tasting! You get to try three different beers for free to sample a variety of flavors. If you are a beer lover, definitely try to pay a visit to this place! It is located a seven-minute walk from Namamugi Station.

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    27. Visit the Yokohama History Museum

    For history buffs, the Yokohama History Museum is an interesting place to find out about the history of Yokohama. It stretches all the way back to the prehistoric age and continues into modern history.

    The museum features interactive activities and you can take part of craft events. You can spend a few hours learning about the history of the area in this well-organized museum!

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    28. Discover Yokohama Nogeyama Zoo

    For animal lovers, the popular Yokohama Nogeyama Zoo is a great day out! It is a free zoo located in Nogeyama Park, and it houses more than 100 different animal species. Some animals include bears, zebras, giraffes, and beautiful red pandas! It’s great for the family and has plenty of facilities for children to enjoy.

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    29. Relax at Yamashita Park

    Yamashita Park is a gorgeous park stretching like a prmonade on the sea front. It is situated a five-minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station and close to Chinatown. Visitors can stroll around the garden grounds, admire the ocean views, and walk through the many flower gardens dotted around. It is a relaxing place with many people and some nice restaurants close by!

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    30. Shop at Motomachi Shopping Street

    If you fancy a taste of continental Europe, head to Motomachi Shopping Street. Here you will find several fashion shops and buildings with European classic architecture. The streets are also European-style, and you will see a few French-style bakeries scattered around.

    This enchanting street is a three-minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station and is well worth a visit for its lovely architecture and relaxing atmosphere.

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    31. Stroll Around Harbor View Park

    This lovely landscaped park is a popular escape for many, and features a rose garden, a water fountain, flower beds, and great views of the sea. It is particularly pretty at night when it is lit up and attracts many visitors.

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    32. Eat at Bill’s Yokohama

    Bill’s Yokohama is a popular and lively restaurant with a focus on Australian-style breakfasts, brunches, and cuisine. You can enjoy scrambled eggs, pancakes with berries, smoothies, to name just a few things, at this great Yokohama Branch.

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    33. Enjoy Kishamichi Promenade

    This relaxing water front area features walking paths, wooden-planked walkways, and areas to sit and enjoy a picnic in the warmer months. You will see many locals and tourists out walking here in the evenings, enjoying the sea views.

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    34. Indulge at All Day Buffet Compass

    If you are hungry, why not try this amazing buffet? It mixes a fusion of Japanese, Chinese, and Western cuisine and has a flashy open kitchen with busy chefs preparing fresh dishes. It is also popular for its halal and vegetarian options. It is part of Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel.

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    35. Enjoy Chinese Culture at Kanteibyo Temple

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    This temple is seen as the heart of Chinatown, and has many events, festivals, ceremonies, and historical commemorations happening throughout the year. Built in 1887 as a Taoist Temple for Chinese residents to worship in, it is now a popular temple with a community feel and traditional Chinese architecture.

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    36. Eat like Royalty at Queen Alice

    This popular and classic French restaurant serves delectible French dishes including Fois Gras (if you can reason with the ethics of eating it), duck, lobster, and steak. It also has a great selection of French deserts which are to die for, and a tempting cheeseboard. The dishes are beautiful and so is the service.

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    37. Discover the Yokohama Museum of Art

    This impressive art gallery and museum houses works from both Japanese artists and European artists such as Picasso and Cezanne. Open since 1989, it also holds very well-organised and fun workshops, events, and programs for children.

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    38. Eat Italiano at Sisiliya

    If you’re in the mood for an Italian, or just pizza, this is the place to come in Yokohama. The pizza in particular is fresh, authentic, and very delicious. You can also enjoy salads, pasta dishes, and a great selection of Italian vino’s.

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    39. Entertain the Family at Anpanman Children’s Museum

    This fun museum is based on the iconic Japanese cartoon character Anpanman. Even if you’re not a fan, it’s worth going along to learn about Japanese cultural history, or to entertain your children for a few hours! You can take part in crafts, workshops, and events, and watch various perfomances on-site.

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    40. Discover Scandinavian Delights at Scandia

    If you’ve never tried Scandinavian cuisine before, or are craving it, try out Scandia. This busy and unique restaurant has both a casual floor and a formal dining space, and serves delights such as herring, lobster, snails, and very moreish desserts!

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    41. Enjoy Yokohama Park

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    This lovely park has been open since 1876 as a contemporary western-style park. It is a vast space with festivals, events, Yokohama Stadium, and plenty of flowers in the warmer months.

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    42. Eat at the Hard Rock Cafe Yokohama

    If you are in the mood for American classic cuisine, head to this branch of the famous institution. It has burgers, drinks, and memorabilia from musicians including homegirl Yoko Ono! This venue is a guaranteed fun night with a buzzinf atmosphere and great food.

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    43. Stroll through Elephant Nose Park

    This seaside park is long and shaped like a long nose, hence its name. Here you can enjoy great views of the sea and of passing ships, and take pictures of elephant statues.

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    44. Have Chinese food at Saiko Shinkan

    There are so many restaurants in China Town that it can be hard to know which are good and which are just money-making dives. Saiko Shinkan is one of the very good ones! This five-floor food emporium serves all the Chinese classics like dumplings and duck, and is one of the oldest and most celebrated Cantonese joints in the area.

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    45. Find Souvenirs at Bashamichi Shopping District

    This shopping street in Yokohama is a fantastic place for souvenirs which are cheap and unique. It is also a charming street with old buildings, independent stores, and nice cafe’s.

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    46. Explore Namamugi Fish Market

    If the crowds and touristy feel of Tsukiji Fish Market put you off, head to this lesser known but just as fishy market. It has fresh fish stalls, sushi joints, loud fishmongers, and plenty of huge fish and weird sealife to gawp at. It also has some wonderful kitchen utensils and pottery items to purchase.

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    47. Visit Kanazawa Zoo

    Kanazawa Zoo had a bad rap in the past for its questonable facilities and the sizes of enclosures, but thankfully it has sorted itself out and is now a popular and well maintained zoo. Itm¥ mostly houses indigenous animals but also some friendly and cheeky monkeys, koala’s, and kangaroo’s. It also has a crazily fun roller slide which everyone will enjoy!

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    48. Cruise with the Seabass

    This short but enjoyable 20-minute cruise boat, the Seabass, leaves from Yokohama Harbour and heads to Yamashita Park. It is a nice boat and something a little different to do in the area.

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    49. Check Out Yamate Italian Garden

    This Italian-style garden is bellisimmo! It is quiet, pretty, holds amazing views, and has a European-style cafe on-site with coffee, tea, and delectable cakes.

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    50. Bring your Family to Kodomo-no-Kuni

    This huge and impressive theme park is geared towards kids, but believe me, adults with enjoy it, too. Facilities on site include a fun golf area, swimming pools, an ice-skating rink, restaurants, pony-rides, bicycles to rent, and boating.

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    51. Visit Yokohama Port Museum

    This educational boat museum has fascinating exhibits to show the history of Yokohama Port, stretching back over 150 years. It is a great place to learn about the importance of the area in promoting indusry and links with the rest of the world.

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    52. Try Fluffy Omerice at La Mere Poulard

    This excuisite French restaurant is famous for its beautifully fluffy Omerice, as well as serving French dishes and fusion options. The quality and service is excellent, and the price is very fair considering the memorable dining experience.

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    53. Walk Around Berrick Hall

    This majestic Berrick Hall, situated in the area of Yamate, is an old house which has a history of forieng residents. You can walk around the house, grounds, and gardens and go back in time for a while!

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    54. Eat and Drink at Bashamichi Taproom

    This pub and restaurant is a cosy venue which features an impressive selection of craft beers and meaty, tasty food! You are sure to feel warmly welcomed to this establishment, and can make some new friends and relax in the comfortable environment.

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    55. Take Your Family to Yokohama Hamagin Space Science Center

    This space-focused science center is an excellent place to bring kids, as it has many hands-on exhibitions which are fun for all the family. Each section has a different science theme and there are helpful English translations for each exhibit.

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    56. Visit the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

    This charming museum is in an old building and contains many interesting exhibits and displays to give a feel for the culture of this area of Japan. It only costs 300 yen to get in, and the information displays are also in English!

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    57. Enjoy Indian Food at 36 Spices

    This popular Indian restaurant is famed for serving a delicious selection of authentic Indian cuisine, including very popular Tandoori and Nann. It is situated a short walk from Sakuragichi Station and attracts both locals and visitors!

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    58. Explore Yokohama English Garden

    This pretty English-style garden is worth a visit, particularly in springtime when the beautiful flowers bloom. It is calm, relaxing garden and also has benches and nearby restaurants to relax and grab a bite to eat.

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    59. Indulge in Fine Dining at Cafe Tosca

    Cafe Tosca is an Italian and international restaurant situated on top of the Tokyo Bay Yokohama Hotel. This elegant restaurant serves a buffet style breakfast and lunch menu, and is a good place to come for a special treat!

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    60. Watch a Play at Kanagawa Arts Theater

    This popular theater includes several stages and puts on regular plays, musicals, and dance performances. Some are in English. It also has workshops and events throughout the year which can be fun for families and children.

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    61. Find Cheap Items on Gumyoji Shopping Street

    Gumyoji Shopping Street is a great arcade full of budget shops, stores, and market sellers, and is a nostalgic taste of old Japan. You can find some great souvenits and gifts here, and also many home items and snacks!

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    62. Eat Sukiyaki at Janomeya

    Sukiyaki is beef hotpot, and Janomeya, open since 1893, is one of the most popular restaurants in Yokohama to try it! At this restaurant, only top-notch beef is served and the ambience is calm, casual, and welcoming. Expect a busy restaurant at peak times!

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    63. Enjoy Kanazawa Nature Park

    Kanazawa Nature Park is a vast area which includes smaller parks, gardens, a zoo, eateries, and playgrounds for children. You are sure to find something here you want to do, and can enjoy a big green space away from the busy city of Yokohama.

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    64. Eat Dim Sum at Manchinro Honten

    This popular Chinese restaurant in Chinatown is famous for its delectable dim sum, as well as other wonderful Chinese and Cantonese dishes. The ambience is particularly highly rated, with live piano music to enjoy while you eat!

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    65. Party at Egoist Yokohama

    Egoist is one of the top nightclubs in Yokohama, and attracts part goers from near and far! The music is mainly electro and dance genres, and many DJ’s perform at the weekends. Expect a busy atmosphere and lots of dancing!

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    66. Visit the Yokohama Silk Museum

    This fascinating museum presents the history and importance of the silk trade in Yokohama, and displays some beautifiul silk wares such as kimono. You can also watch real silk worms making silk! The museum itself has great reviews, and is small but very well put together.

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    67. Dine at Azamino Ukai-Tei

    This high-quality French-Japanese fusion restaurant looks like it comes straight come the south of France. You can even book private dining rooms here, where you will be served and can dine in the seclusion of your friends and family. It’s not a budget option, but is a luxurious treat!

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    68. Enjoy Nature and Animals at Zoorasia

    This vast zoo is very popular because it is big, well-maintained, and has plenty of room to roam around for big animals. You can see elephants, bear, and monkeys, among many other animals. There is also a walk-through tropical bird center, and play areas for children. This zoo is relatively new, and quickly becoming a favorite.

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    69. Eat Yakitori at Torigen

    Torigen is famous for its generous helpings of yakitori (grilled chicken skewers). Situated just a three-minute walk from Yokohama Station, you can enjoy great meat and chicken at good prices, drinks, a brilliant atmosphere and friendly service.

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    70. Have Fun all Night at Partyzone Yokohama

    This popular nightclub in Yokohama has a really international feel to it. This buzzing and welcoming club is the place to be if you like electro music, DJ’s, dancing, and parting all night.

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    71. Eat Fresh Sashimi at Sato-Suisan

    At Sato-Suisan, you can choose from live fish swimming around the tanks, and then wathc as your fish is filleted and served to you as sashimi and sushi. This won’t be for everyone, but if you want undoubtedly the freshest fish around, this is the place to come! The restaurant is situated just a one-minute walk from Shin-Yokohama Station and is often busy.

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    72. Shop at Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside

    This fantastic shopping mall area is the ideal place to look for cut-priced designer and high-quality clothes, famous brands, and other discounted items. The mall includes over 80 shops, and has several restaurants to choose from during the day.

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    73. Indulge in Italian Cuisine at Mangia Mangia

    This Italian restaurant has amazing food, unbeatable views of Yokohama Harbor, and even live music on most evenings. You can choose from authentic Italian cuisine such as pizza and pasta dishes, and a great wine list!

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    74. Watch a 3D Movie at the DMM VR Theater

    This is a cinema with a difference, as it uses 3D imaging technology to put on films which really do bring characters to life, as if they are standing next to you! It is one of the first hologram projector theaters, and is well worth a visit for any film buffs!

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    75. Go Tofu Crazy at Ume-no-Hana

    If you are really into your tofu, try out this popular kaiseki restaurant. You can enjoy several courses which serve amazing fresh tofu and accompanying ingredients. The price is very reasonable, and you will leave feeling stuffed but satisfied!

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    76. Enjoy Jazz and Drinks at Bar Bar Bar

    This funky live Jazz bar is a relaxing and casual place to have a drink and listen to live Jazz, of which there are performances every night. The food is mostly western-style, and the atmosphere exactly as you would hope for a Jazz bar.

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    77. Try Tempura at Takadaya

    Tempura is one of life’s pleasures in Japan, and Takadaya cooks it perfectly. Here, you can sample vegetable and seafood tempura and various side dishes and drinks. There is a helpful English menu, plenty of vegetarian options, and an affordable cost!

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    78. Stroll Through the Koganecho Arts District

    Koganecho is a part of Yokohama buzzing with art and culture. Historically a district which attracted creative rebels and arty types, you can stroll this area and see various street art, exhibitions, musical events, and art festivals throughout the year.

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    79. Enjoy Sashimi at Kankan Shoten

    Kankan Shoten is a popular and traditional sashimi joint which specialises in Kyushu-style cooking. Located in Shin-Yokohama, you can enjoy traditional seafood dishes, a busy atmosphere, and friendly service.

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    80. Take a Dinner Cruise with Royal Wing

    The Royal Wing ship puts on daily and evening cruises. You can choose to dine on it, too, and can choose from either a buffet-style Chinese dinner cruise, or a slightly more expensive and formal course-meal dinner cruise. The cruise lasts around two hours and shows you the amazing sights and views of Yokohama. There is also enterntainment on the ship, including comedians, musicians, and singers!

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    81. Tuck into Steak at Hungry Tiger Hodogaya

    This fun restaurant serves steaks, burgers, and other American-style cuisine options, and is popular for its buzzing atmosphere and huge portions. Situated next to Yokohama Station, you should come here with an empty stomach and a yearning for meat sweats.

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    82. Have Bags of Fun at Round One Yokohama

    Round One has numerous branches around the country, and one is in Yokohama. At this entertainment center, you can try your hand at bowling, table tennis, arcade games, billiards, and soccer practice. You could spend hours here!

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    83. Taste the Best Ramen at Yoshimuraya

    Famed as some of the best ramen in Yokohama, these huge portions of tasty, beautiful ramen bowls will leave you full, warmed up, and satisfied. There will be lines of people waiting at busy times, but believe me, it is worth it! You can also try their plump gyoza and tasty side dishes.

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    84. Have Family Fun at Cosmo World

    Cosmo World is a small but fun amusement park situated in Minato Mirai. Kids will especially love this place, with its themed rides, floors of arcade games, and great selection of restaurants.

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    85. Try Fantastic Chicken at Ikkaku

    Ikkaku is famous for its perfectly roasted chicken. It has a helpful English menu, a relaxed ambience, and friendly staff. If you are in the mood for tasty chicken and beer (when is it NOT a good time for chicken and beer?!), this is the place to come.

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    86. Stroll Around Shomyoji Temple

    This calm and quiet temple has been around since the 13th Century, and is free to walk around and enjoy. For 250 yen, you can also go into the library and interesting museum, which houses arts and crafts from the past.

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    87. Be a Guest at the Beauty and the Beast Cafe

    This themed cafe is welcoming, beautiful, and would make a fantastic romantic date with a loved one or fun night with friends. It serves nice French cuisine in a beautifully designed space which is kitted out like the Beast’s Castle!

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    88. Be Stunned at the Trick Art Museum Yokohama

    Located in Chinatown, this fun trick art museum may leave you a bit light-headed and blurry-eyed. It is really fun for both children and adults, and a great thing to do if it’s raining or cold.

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    89. Stuff Your Face with Pizza at Shakey’s Pizza Buffet

    Every now and again, a lunch of all-you-can-eat pizza is just the only way to spend a day. Shakey’s has great pizza, pasta, salad, beverages, and pizza desserts (such as nutella pizza!), and you can eat as much as your stomach can manage for a decent price.

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    90. Relax with Live Jazz at Motion Blue Yokohama

    Motion Blue Yokohama is a lounging Jazz bar with live performances, a relaxing ambience, and a nice selecton of classy dishes and nicely made cocktails. The live gigs sometimes include well-known international Jazz acts.

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    91. Enjoy Karaoke at Big Echo Yokohama

    Karaoke in Japan is always a good idea, whether it’s day or night! At Big Echo Yokohama, you can rent your own room for you and friends, or just for yourself, and sing the night away. Yokohama has numerous different karaoke vanues, but Big Echo is one of the biggest and most well-known around.

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    92. Relax at Chano-ma Cafe

    If you like the sound of staying in bed whilst sipping coffee and talking with friends, visit this unique and crowd-pleasing cafe. At Chano-ma, you can sit on a mattress type lounge seat, enjoy the calm, relaxing ambience, and enjoy drinks and nice dishes. The line of people waiting for a bed may be bust at peak times, but there are also comfy chairs and tables available.

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    93. See Yokohama with the Akai-Kutsu Bus

    The Akai-Kutsu is a convenient and retro-style red tour bus which takes passengers around the main sights of Yokohama. This includes MInatomirai and Chinatown, among other stops. You can get off and on again any time during the day, and can choose from buying a day ticket (500 yen) or just paying for each ride (220 yen). It’s a great way to explore Yokohama without the stress of navigation!

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    94. Visit Unga Park

    Unga Park is a small but nice landscaped city park with particularly good night views over the harbor, and a great place to relax and get away from the busy city streets for a while.

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    95. Shop at Yokohama Takashimaya

    The famous Takashimaya department store is a paradise for shoppers, with clothes, jewelry, restaurants, toys, and homeware. The Yokohama branch is big, varied, and has a real choice of both luxury and budget shopping options.

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    96. Enjoy Cantonese Food at Shatenki

    Shatenki is a Yokohama Chinatown institution, and is famous for its warming, healthy, rice porridge. This very traditional Chinese food is really popular at Shatenki, and well worth a taste! The service and atmosphere of the restaurant are also welcoming and friendly.

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    97. Stroll around Negishi Shinrin Park

    This park is much bigger than many in this area of Japan. It puts on various events, barbeques, festivals, and performances throughout the year, but is also a really good green space for getting away from the city or taking children to run around.

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    98. Relax with a Footbath and Drinks at the Garden Terrace Cafe

    At this unique cafe, you can enjoy coffee and other drinks, snacks, and a relaxing footbath at the same time! Situated in Chinatown, this is a unique and totally relaxing cafe and great for a cold day or after a day of waking around!

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    99. Have a Fishy Pedicure at Doctor Fish

    Have you ever had the opportunity to have your feet nibbled, pruned, and made to feel and look smooth by little fish? If not, you should try it! Located in Chinatown in a center called China Square, this little doctor fish shop provides these unique pedicures for 15 minutes or more if you wish.

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    100. Enjoy Chinese Snacks at Edosei

    If you are hungry for the famous, stomach warming, Chinese steamed buns, head over to Edosei in the heart of Yokohama Chinatown. You can enjoy the popular stuffed buns with fillings such as shrimp, sesame, and even shark fin. This is a perfect snack on a cold day!

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    With these great things to do in Yokohama, you definitely won’t be bored in Japan’s second largest city! This spacious and beautiful town is well worth a visit, so why not take a day trip from Tokyo or perhaps spend a night or two there? You won’t be disappointed with its cleanliness and urban charm. If you’re staying in Tokyo, don’t forget to book the handy shuttle service which takes you from certain hotels to Yokohama Port. Have a great time in the cool and unforgettable Yokohama!

    Would you like to stay in Yokohama? Check out all the hotels in the area here!