Discover Yokohama

Just a short distance from Tokyo, Yokohama offers a distinct charm and character of its own. With a population of nearly 4 million, it is a bustling metropolis that still maintains its unique appeal. Explore the vibrant Minato Mirai district, brimming with shopping malls and dazzling sights, or wander through Japan's largest Chinatown. Discover the uniqueness of Yokohama, where tradition and modernity harmoniously coexist.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Yokohama

The best way to get around in Yokohama is by public transportation, though many sights can be reached on foot. 

Travelers can opt to buy the following passes to get around easily:


  • Minato-Burari Ticket
    • Coverage: all subway lines and busses within Yokohama
    • Duration: one day
    • Price: 500 Yen
    • Where to buy: tourist information centers at the following stations: 
      • Yokohama Station
      • Takashimacho Station
      • Sakuragicho Station,
      • Kannai Station
  • Minatomirai Line One Day Ticket
    • Coverage: unlimited rides on the Minatomirai Line
    • Duration: one day
    • Price: 460 Yen
    • Where to buy: Minatomirai Line Station
  • Seaside Line One Day Pass
    • Coverage: unlimited rides all day on the Seaside Line
    • Duration: one day
    • Price: 680 Yen
    • Where to buy: available at the ticket counter in every station on the Seaside Line

Getting to Yokohama

Travelers who come by bullet-train have to transfer at Shin-Yokohama station and take a local train to either Minatomirai station or Motomachi-Chukagai station. 


Rail Passes:


Rental Cars:


Nearest Airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo. 

  • by car: approximately 30 minutes
  • by public transport: approximately 30 minutes

How long to stay in Yokohama

We recommend staying here between two and three days.

Hotels in Yokohama

Flights to Yokohama

Seasonal information

Cherry blossoms:

The best time to see cherry blossoms in Japan is usually between late March and early April. Although the blooming period can vary slightly from year to year. 

Scenic rides:

  • Sky Duck cruise: click here for the most up-to-date information.
  • Yokohama Seabus: click here for the most up-to-date information.

  • Yokohama air cabin: click here for the most up-to-date information.

Festivals in Yokohama

There are several festivals here throughout the year.
​​​For a list and location of these festivals, please consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 

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