Top 22 things to do in Yokohama according to TripAdvisor

Yokohama, one of the most modern cities of Japan, has so many amazingly special shaped buildings combined as a consistent unified architecture with so many places to go, things to do, work to see, arts and museums to discover such as Chinatown, Moroka Kumano Shrine, Bay Stars Stadium, Nissan Stadium, Marine Tower, Hikawa Maru, Sky Walk, Landmark Tower, etc.

Yokohama was the first port of Japan that opened up to foreign trade in 1954. Suffering from the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and bombings of the Second War World had made the whole city never regained its prominence although it looks modern and no warfare traits are left this day.  Remaining a maritime city to this day with famous spots and wonders, it retains an international flavor. Let’s check out the top 22 things to do and places to go in this lovely Yokohama.

Minato Mirai 21
Minato Mirai 21
Minato Mirai is an area facing Yokohama Harbor within Nishi and Naka Wards. Almost half of the area is reclaimed land and it’s a region that has a lot of offices and shopping malls.
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Sankei-en Garden
Sankei-en Garden
Sankei-en Garden was built in 1906 in Yokohama, under the direction of a businessman, Sankei Hara. There is a beautiful harmony between nature and the 13 examples of Japanese architecture intentionally positioned on the huge grounds.
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Osanbashi Pier
Osanbashi Pier
The popular Yokohama International Passenger Terminal is located in Osanbashi Pier. There is a restaurant and caféwhere anyone can stop by, and the 3rd floor is an open and relaxing grass plaza.
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Yamashita Park
Yamashita Park
From this seaside park facing Yokohama Bay, you can see the Yokohama Bay Bridge and Osanbashi Pier. It’s one of the main tourist spots in Yokohama with the museum ship Hikawa Maru, and surrounded by classical architecture such as the Hotel New Grand.
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Yokohama Landmark Tower
Yokohama Landmark Tower
Landmark Tower is the center of the redeveloped zone in Yokohama called Minato Mirai 21. There are a variety of things to do such as shopping, dining, and attending events. The view of the port city seen from the 273m observation deck is very romantic.
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Sea Bass
Sea Bass
The “Sea Bass” makes direct and indirect voyages from Yokohama Station to Yamashita Park. You can enjoy touring Yokohama in a relaxed way on this ship. There are also night cruises on which you can savor the beautiful lights of the city.
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Cup Noodles Museum
Cup Noodles Museum
The concept of the Cup Noodles Museum is "creative thinking". At this interactive museum dedicated to the inventor of Cup Noodles, Momofuku Ando, try making some original noodles of your own.
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Yokohama Chinatown
Yokohama Chinatown
There are more than 6000 Chinese residents and more than 500 shops in the this area. Chinatown is a place where you can experience the food culture, events, and history of China whilst being in Japan.
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Zoorasia Yokohama Zoological Gardens
Zoorasia Yokohama Zoological Gardens
The zoo is divided into 8 regions by climate zones. Not only can you see the animals in their original climates but also the plant life and culture from that region of the world. It’s just like taking an animal tour around the planet. You can experience the unique atmosphere of each region.
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Nogeyama Zoo
Nogeyama Zoo
The zoo is located inside Nogeyama Park from where you can look down over the Minato Mirai 21 area. Situated in the heart of Yokohama, it is the city’s oldest zoo where everyone of all ages can enjoy themselves.
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Kirin Beer Village
Kirin Beer Village
A trendy beer factory tour. After finishing the tour, you can sample three kinds of beer with snacks. Freshly-brewed beer is exceptional.
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Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is a foodie theme park. With the concept of “Eating regional ramen all over the country without stepping on a plane”, you can enjoy ramen from every area of Japan.
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Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
It’s a multi-purpose leisure facility including an aquarium, amusement park, shopping mall, restaurants, a hotel and a marina. There are many features particular to the sea at Hakkeijima.
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Nippon Yusen (Japan Mail Shipping Line) Hikawa Maru
Nippon Yusen (Japan Mail Shipping Line) Hikawa Maru
Following its magnificent completion as a luxury liner, it was used as a hospital ship during the war and then after the war, it returned to its route and went through some turbulent times. It boasts a permanent popularity as a symbol of Yamashita Park.
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Yamate and Motomachi
Yamate and Motomachi
The Western-style houses of Yamate, filled with an exotic atmosphere. Have a taste of the culture born from the brands of Yokohama, the first city to take in Western culture with the bags and jewelry from Motomachi
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Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
The historical buildings with the beautiful red brick construction that served as the model warehouses for the nation at the beginning of the 20th century. Currently, it is a popular spot where you can enjoy multiple activities at shops, restaurants and an event hall.
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Yokohama Minato Mirai Manyo Club
Yokohama Minato Mirai Manyo Club
The Manyo Club boasts fresh water brought over daily from a famous spring. In the 8-floor facility with many kinds of onsen and a stone sauna, you can enjoy the relaxation of a hot spring inn while in the city with other features including leisure and meals in genuine Japanese-style rooms.
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Nippon Maru Memorial Park
Nippon Maru Memorial Park
A popular spot featuring the beauty of the Minato Mirai 21 district and a sailing vessel. You can tour through the deck and interior of the Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru which was constructed in 1930. Also at the Yokohama Port Museum, valuable displays regarding the long and proud history of the port of Yokohama are introduced.
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Yokohama Marine Tower
Yokohama Marine Tower
The night view from the observation deck where you can see Yokohama Bay and Bay Bridge is exceptional. Also, the tower is ideal for a date with bars, restaurants and shops located from the 1st to 4th floors.
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Motomachi Park
Motomachi Park
At this park which is located on Yamate Hon-dori close to the Foreigners’ Cemetery, there are Western-style buildings including Berrick Hall, Ehrismann Residence and Bluff No. 234 along with the remains of a memorial dedicated to the Great Kanto Earthquake and a waterworks factory.
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Harbor View Park
Harbor View Park
Enjoy the beautiful view of the port of Yokohama and Rainbow Bridge from the lookout on the top of the small hill. Within the large park, the Osaragi Jiro Memorial Hall and the remains of the foreign residential area can be toured, and in May and October, roses that are coming into bloom can be enjoyed.
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Yamate Italian Garden
Yamate Italian Garden
A garden with an Italian-style geometrically shaped flower bed that is beautiful throughout all four seasons. The Italian consulate was located here until 1886. Two structures from the early 20th century, the Diplomat’s House and Bluff No. 18 have been relocated here and opened free for the public.
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