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Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan

Yokohama (Tokyo)
Japan

Yokohama is the second most populous city after Tokyo, its neighbour. It’s an industrial and commercial city. Yokohama Port is often the boarding or disembarking port for cruises in Japan. It is also a port of call to visit Tokyo - see Tokyo page.

The port was founded in 1859 when Yokohama was a small village of 600 inhabitants. The city was devastated by the Kanto earthquake on September 1, 1923 and during World War II.

Useful Information

Language

Japanese

Tips

Tipping is not a custom in Japan.

Currency

JPY

Japanese yen - 1.5, 10 and 100 yen coin and 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen notes.

Credit cards are generally accepted. For cash, you will have to make withdrawals at the exchange offices or at the 7-Eleven counters, as the counters of Japanese banks do not accept foreign cards.

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Time difference

UTC: 9

from New York: +14h

from San Francisco: +16h

from London: +9h

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
337
643
1050
522.00
February
337
744
1051
562.25
March
642
1049
1356
1184.75
April
1151
1559
1966
1255.00
May
1560
1966
2373
1385.50
June
1966
2272
2678
1686.50
July
2373
2679
2985
1546.00
August
2576
2882
3188
1686.50
September
2170
2476
2781
2108.25
October
1560
1965
2271
1987.75
November
1050
1356
1762
933.75
December
541
948
1254
512.00

Where is located the Port of Yokohama Cruise Terminal

Osanbashi Pier is located about 24 kilometres from Tokyo. WiFi is free in the terminal. Nihon-Odori train station on the Minato Mirai line is a 10-minute walk from the harbour. The train journey will take about 40 minutes to Shibuya Station. Alternatively, you can also transfer on the JR Tokaido line to Yokohama station (4th) to get to Tokyo Station.

Travelling around the Yokohama (Tokyo) Cruise Port

You can have your bags delivered to the hotel so you don’t get crowded on the train or subway.

Private transport services are also available to get to Yokoama.

Transportation between Tokyo Narita Airport and Yokohama Airport

The Narita Express connects the airport and Yokohama station. Trains are hourly during the day. The journey to Yokohama station is 1:30. This option allows you to avoid traffic jams.

If you go directly to Yokohama port, you will have to transfer on the Minato Mirai line at Yokohama Station and head for Nihon-Odori station, which is a 10-minute walk from the port.

Transportation between Tokyo Heneda Airport and Yokohama

The Keikyu line connects Heneda and Yokoama airport in about 30 minutes. Keikyu Bus also offers a bus service to Yokohama Station

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Activities in Yokohama (Tokyo)

Museums

Silk Museum

Located near the port. You will see the methods of making silk and make some purchases.

Kanagawa Prefectural Museum

Museum located near the port. You will see exhibitions on the lives of the Japanese, from the past to these days, and on the relations between Japan and other countries.

Nature

Sankeien Garden

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A beautiful Japanese garden where you can also discover the evolution of Japanese architecture over time.

Activities

Yamashita Parc

If the weather is nice, a walk in Yamashita Park, the oldest seaside park, would be ideal.

Tokyo

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Time permitting, an excursion to Tokyo will allow you to discover the main attractions of this city.

Excursions in Yokohama (Tokyo)

Kamakura: This shogun-era shrine is known for the impressive monument of the great Buddha Amitabha.