The following is a suggested five kilometer walk around Yokohama's downtown area that visits Minato Mirai 21 and Yokohama Chinatown and leads along the city's attractive waterfront. With the suggested additions, this course can become longer or even a two day schedule.

Start at Sakuragaicho Station
Walk over to Kishamichi Promenade.
5 minutes
Kishamichi Promenade
Walkway over the water 10 minutes
Kishamichi Promenade is a walkway that extends from Sakuragaicho Station across a body of water through the Minato Mirai 21 area. The promenade follows an old freight train line and offers pleasant views of the city skyline.
Continue on to the Red Brick Warehouses
10 minutes
Red Brick Warehouses
Stylish mall complex 1 hour
Explore the trendy shops and boutiques of this mall complex inside of historical buildings. Here can be found everything from a-la-mode clothing to home accessories, as well as numerous food and drink options.
Head along the waterfront to the Osanbashi Pier
15 minutes
Osanbashi Pier
Spacious outdoor area with city views 40 minutes
Formally The Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, this pier is where international cruise ships dock. Above the terminal there are walkways and green spaces, making it attractive even for visitors who aren't boarding a ship. Some of the best views of Minato Mirai 21's skyline can be had from here.
Walk to Yamashita Park
10 minutes
Yamashita Park
Picturesque waterfront park 30 minutes
Yamashita Park stretches around 750 meters along the water front, offering open green space with plenty of spots to relax. From the park, visitors are afforded good views of the iconic Hikawa Maru, a retired ocean liner that is now a museum open to the public, and the Marine Tower.
Head over to Yokohama's iconic Chinatown
10 minutes
Japan's largest Chinatown 2 hours
Japan's largest Chinatown, Yokohama Chinatown houses a large number of Chinese restaurants along its narrow and colorful streets, with the the Kanteibyo Temple in its center. Various events and festivals such as Chinese New Year are also held at Chinatown.
Walk to Ishikawacho Station
5 minutes

Recommended Additions

Cupnoodles Museum

This fun museum follows the history of instant noodles with interactive exhibits, modern art and hands-on experiences. For a small fee visitors can design their own cup noodles or make instant ramen noodles from scratch (reservations required). There is also a food court that serves noodle dishes from around the world.

Cosmo World

Cosmo World is an amusement park with a handful of roller coaster rides, carnival attractions, a kid's zone and a large Ferris wheel that doubles as a clock. In the evening the park is illuminated, and adds to the night view of the city.

Sky Garden Observatory

Located 273 meters in the air, the Landmark Tower's Sky Garden is one of the highest observatories in the country. The elevator that takes visitors up to the observatory was the fastest in the world when it was built. There is a bar at the observatory with impressive views of the surrounding area.

World Porters

The World Porters Mall has six floors, with each one dedicated to a certain theme. From the ground floor up, they are food, fashion, sports and hobby, home and living, broadway (cinema), relaxation and interiors. The broadway floor has a movie theater and amusement center. The food floor includes an extensive supermarket.

Yamate and Motomachi

The Yamate district of Yokohama has been home to the city's foreign residents since around the time Japan was opened to the world in the late Edo Period. Today this leafy district boasts various European-style old houses, pleasant parks and an old shopping street.

Hotels around Yokohama

Recommended Hotels
Intercontinental Yokohama Hotel
Located attractively along the Minato Mirai waterfront in an iconic, sail shaped building.
Agoda Booking
Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel
Very good value just a short walk from the shinkansen station.
Agoda Booking
Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
Attractively located in the heart of Minato Mirai.