Private Yokohama Tour - History, Culture and Food

Yokohama is an incredible waterside port city steeped in history and packed with fun attractions. Only half an hour from Tokyo a day trip to Yokohama is a must-do. This Yokohama tour is a carefully curated mix of history, culture, food and fun activities.

Over the course of this full-day tour, you will explore Yokohama through the eyes of the immigrants who arrived into Japan, through the port in the mid-1800s.

This private tour includes a boat ride around the harbour, a visit to the historic Hikawa Maru (early Japanese ocean liner), a lunchtime food crawl around the Chinatown laneways to discover the best of Yokohama’s Chinatown cuisines and a visit to the famous Cup Noodle Museum to learn about one of Japan’s most famous exports.

In addition, you will explore Yamate Hill, a residential district where the early western settlers lived, and Minato Mirai; the waterfront district home to the Red Brick Warehouse, a boutique shopping outlet where we can pick up some unique souvenirs.
* Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Yokohama, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Yokohama is an incredible waterside port city steeped in history and packed with fun attractions. Only half an hour from Tokyo a day trip to Yokohama is a must-do. This Yokohama tour is a carefully curated mix of history, culture, food and fun activities.

Over the course of this full-day tour, you will explore Yokohama through the eyes of the immigrants who arrived into Japan, through the port in the mid-1800s.

This private tour includes a boat ride around the harbour, a visit to the historic Hikawa Maru (early Japanese ocean liner), a lunchtime food crawl around the Chinatown laneways to discover the best of Yokohama’s Chinatown cuisines and a visit to the famous Cup Noodle Museum to learn about one of Japan’s most famous exports.

In addition, you will explore Yamate Hill, a residential district where the early western settlers lived, and Minato Mirai; the waterfront district home to the Red Brick Warehouse, a boutique shopping outlet where we can pick up some unique souvenirs.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Yokohama Station Tourist Information Center, 1-1-1 Minamisaiwai JR Yokohama Tower 2F, Nishi, Yokohama 220-0005 Kanagawa Prefecture

Start your tour at the easily accessible Yokohama Station.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bay Quarter Yokohama, 1-10 Kinko-cho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama 221-0056 Kanagawa Prefecture

Board the Seabass, a glass-roofed sightseeing boat, for a 40-minute tour of the Yokohama Bay. Your guide will explain the history of the Port and Japan’s opening to foreign trade n the 1800s.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Yamashita Park, 279 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0023 Kanagawa Prefecture

Disembark the Seabass boat cruise.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits, Yamashita Park Yamashitacho Nakaku, Yokohama 231-0023 Kanagawa Prefecture

See the Hikawa Maru, a Japanese ocean liner from the early 1900s with a fascinating history. Discover more about her and her passengers from your well-informed tour guide.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Yamate Park, 230 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0862 Kanagawa Prefecture

Stroll up to Yamate Hill, a residential area which developed shortly after the Port opened in 1859. Here we visit the Spanish villas and Victorian residences that the early Western settlers lived in

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Berrick Hall, 72 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0862 Kanagawa Prefecture

You will find out who lived here and why they came to Yokohama.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Yokohama Chinatown, 118-2 Yamashitacho, Naka-Ku, Yokohama 231-0023 Kanagawa Prefecture

From Yamate Hill it is a short walk down to Chinatown; home to the early Chinese settlers. Yokohama’s Chinatown is the largest in Japan and one of the biggest in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kanteibyo Street, Kanteibyo St, Yamashitachō, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0023, Japan

Visit a 150-year-old temple that has served as the main grounds of worship for the Chinese settlers.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Yokohama Nambu Ichiba, 1-1 Torihamacho, Kanazawa-Ku, Yokohama 236-0002 Kanagawa Prefecture

Embark on a food crawl around the narrow laneways, discovering the best of Yokohama’s Chinatown cuisines. Enormous steamed buns, Shumai dumplings and fried sesame balls.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Minatomirai, Nishi, Yokohama Kanagawa Prefecture

From Chinatown we travel to Minato Mirai, a 10-minute train ride away see the more modern side of Yokohama.

In Minato Mirai, we explore the modern development of Yokohama.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, 1-1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0001 Kanagawa Prefecture

Visit the Red Brick Warehouse. Originally a customs house that served from 1911-1989, but now converted into a boutique shopping outlet. It’s a great place to pick up some unique Yokohama souvenirs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-Ku, Yokohama 231-0001 Kanagawa Prefecture

The final stop on our Yokohama tour is the Cup Noodle Museum. Here we will learn about the history of one of Japan’s most famous exports and about the life of its inventor; Momofuku Ando. At the very end of the tour, you can participate in a make your own Cup Noodle workshop.

This tour ends at the Cup Noodle Museum. You can choose to explore the modern city of Minato Mirai on your own or be guided back to the Minato Mirai Station. The Minato Mirai Station is approximately 40 minutes away from Tokyo.

Duration: 1 hour