Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Landmark Tower

Yokohama Station Travel Guide

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Landmark Tower

A complete guide to Yokohama Station, complete with details on trains, access, shopping, restaurants and much more. Take a look.

City of Yokohama

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The City of Yokohama

Rich in history, Yokohama Station was one of the first railway stations in Japan – opening in 1872. The Sakuragicho Station we know today was originally Yokohama Station. However, after several relocations and renovations, the station now comprises of several major department stores and serves a whopping 400,000+ people a day! With our guide, you’ll get to know the ins and outs of Yokohama Station:

Trains

Buses

Shopping in Yokohama Station

Restaurants in and Around Yokohama Station

Hotels Near Yokohama Station

Around Yokohama Station

Access

Map

Trains

Yokohama Station serves 11 lines:

Tokaido MainShonan-ShinjukuKeikyu MainMinatomirai 21
YokosukaKehin-TohokuSagami Railway Main (also known as Sotetsu)Yokohama Blue
YokohamaNegishiTokyu Toyoko

The Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train), however, doesn’t stop at Yokohama Station but instead at Shin-Yokohama Station. For more comprehensive information on trains in Japan, check out our guide: Japan – The Land of High-Speed Bullet Trains.

Buses

Yokohama Station has two major entrances, the east and the west, where three bus terminals are located.

East

Airport Limousine Bus

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Expressway buses such as the Airport Limousine Bus, Keisei Bus and Keihin Kyuko Bus stop at either the eastside bus terminal or Yokohama City Air Terminal (YCAT). Here are the bus routes:

Airport Limousine Bus Routes

Keisei Bus Routes

Keihin Kyuko Bus Routes

West

Yokohama Municipal Bus

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Bus services such as the Yokohama Municipal Bus, Kanachu Bus and Sotetsu Bus stop at the westside bus terminal. Here are the bus routes:

Yokohama Municipal Bus Routes

Kanachu Bus Routes (Japanese only)

Sotetsu Bus Routes 

Shopping in Yokohama Station

If you love shopping, you’re in luck. There are 13 shopping malls situated in this station!

1. Yokohama Porta (East)

Yokohama Porta

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This underground mall has over 120 shops! This also includes the famous Japanese ramen chain Hakata Ippudo.  

 

2. Yokohama Sky Building (East)

Floors B2 to 8 of Yokohama Sky Building are comprised of the department store Marui City Yokohama, while floors 27 to 29 have restaurants with stunning views of the night and the sea.

 

3. Bay Quarter (East)

Bay Quarter

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By the ocean, this shopping mall boasts gorgeous views of the Yokohama skyline with Minato Mirai and the port in the background. There’s free Wi-Fi, too.   

 

4. LUMINE (East)

LUMINE houses popular Japanese fashion brands such as LOWRYS FARM and United Arrows. It also houses the popular bagel store, BAGEL & BAGEL.

 

5. Sogo (East)

Sogo

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In addition to clothing stores, Sogo has a museum of art on the 6th floor. 

 

6. Tokyu Hands (West)

This department store has everything from luggage to beds, but its main attraction is its super kawaii (cute) stationery. 

 

7. Sotetsu Joinus (West)

Sotetsu Joinus

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Soccer fans rejoice. You can get your fix on the futsal court on the roof of Sotetsu Joinus.

 

8. The Diamond (West)

This large underground shopping area has a cool knickknack store called 3COINS. True to its name (well, almost), most items here can be purchased with four coins (3 x 100 yen coins + tax).  

 

9. Yodobashi Camera (West)

This mega electronic chain store is a great breakaway from all the fashion stores. 

 

10. Bic Camera (West)

Can’t get enough electronics? Bic Camera is another mega electronic chain store. 

 

11. Vivre (West)

Come here for a tax-free shopping experience!

 

12. Takashimaya (West)

Takashimaya

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Rich in history, Takashimaya carries high fashion brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel.

 

13. More’s (West)

This shopping mall has a wide variety of quality restaurants – ranging from sushi restaurant Tsukiji Sushi Sei to beer restaurant Glass Dance.

Restaurants in and Around Yokohama Station

After a long day of shopping, recuperate your energy at one of the many restaurants here. Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices? Don’t worry, we’ve listed some of the best restaurants here:

1. Kua `Aina

Kua `Aina

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This Hawaiin burger chain boasts meaty and succulent patties.  

Location: Bay Quarter 4F

Hours: Sun-Sat 11:00 am-11:00 pm

Closed: N/A

Budget: <1,500 yen

 

2. Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung

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If time is tight and you can’t head on over onto Chinatown, then Din Tai Fung is a great alternative. This famous Taiwanese restaurant specializes in xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings).

Location: Takashimaya 8F

Hours: Sun-Sat 11:00 am-10:30 pm

Closed: N/A

Budget: <3,000 yen

 

3. Tonkatsu Wako

The breaded deep-fried pork cutlet at this tonkatsu chain restaurant is cheap but does its job.

Location: Yokohama Porta

Hours: Sun-Sat 11:00 am-11:00 pm

Closed: New Year’s Day

Budget: <1,500 yen

 

4. Mawashi Sushi Katsu

This conveyor belt sushi restaurant serves tasty and fresh sushi at reasonable prices.

Location: Yokohama Sky Building 11F

Hours: Sun-Sat 11:00 am-10:30 pm

Closed: New Year’s Day

Budget: <2,000 yen

 

5. The Tavern

The Tavern

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The first English pub in Yokohama, The Tavern makes a mean fish and chips and has a great selection of draught beers. 

Location: Nishiguchi Meiwa Building B1F, 2-14-9 Minami Saiwai, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0005

Hours: Mon-Thu 5:00 pm-12:00 am/Fri&Sat 5:00 pm-2:00 am/Sun 12:00 pm-12:00 am

Closed: N/A

Budget: <2,000 yen

 

6. Irikase (いりかせ)

Enjoy a fine dining experience at Irikase. Depending on the season, you might get to enjoy some fugu (pufferfish) or suppon (soft-shell turtle).

For more bizarre and weird food, you can check out our guide: Weird Japanese Food and Where to Eat It.

Location: 2-20-1 Tsuruyacho, Yokohama, Kanagawa 221-0835

Hours: Mon-Sat 5:00 pm-11:00 pm

Closed: Sunday

Budget: <15,000 yen

Hotels Near Yokohama Station

Need to spend the night near Yokohama Station? Don’t worry, we’ve listed several accommodation options – ranging from budget to luxury. Prices will be for single occupancy and per night unless otherwise stated.

1. Sky Spa Yokohama (スカイスパ)

Sky Spa Yokohama

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Located in Yokohama Sky Building on the 14th and 15th floor, this spa allows for overnight stays.  

Website: Sky Spa Yokohama

Address: 2-19-12 Takashima, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0011

Price: 4,700 yen

 

2. Guest House Kanalian (ゲストハウス・カナリアン)

Guest House Kanalian

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10 minutes away from Yokohama Station on foot, Guest House Kanalian provides cheap but comfortable accommodation.  

Website: Guest House Kanalian

Address: 16-5 Daimachi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 221-0834

Price: 2,000 yen/night (minimum two nights)

 

3. Yokohama Plaza Hotel

If you’re an anime fan, you’re in luck. Yokohama Plaza Hotel shares the same building as Animate, a large merchandise retailer. It’s also conveniently located within walking distance of the east exit.

Website: Yokohama Plaza Hotel

Address: 2-12-12 Takashima, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0011

Price: >13,000 yen (for two)

 

4. Hotel Camelot

Located on the west side of the station, Hotel Camelot includes facilities such as a traditional Japanese garden and a tea room. 

Website: Hotel Camelot

Address: 1-11-3 Kitasaiwai, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0004

Price: ~13,000 yen

 

5. Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers

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If you’re looking for luxury, then Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers is for you. As expected of a 4-star hotel, service here is excellent. Additionally, rooms boast spectacular views of the bay and bridge. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji.   

Website: Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Address: 1-3-23 Kitasaiwai, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0004

Price: 22,000 yen

Around Yokohama Station

Got time to kill? Here are some of the best attractions Yokohama has to offer: 

1. Yokohama Landmark Tower

Yokohama Landmark Tower

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Next to Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Landmark Tower is the second tallest building in Japan. On the 69th floor is an observatory which has panoramic views of the city and Mount Fuji on a clear day. 

Address: 2-2-1 Minatomirai, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012

 

2. Yamashita Park

On the waterfront, Yamashita Park is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Address: 279 Yamashitacho, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0023

 

3. Cup Noodle Museum

Cup Noodle Museum

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Cup Noodle Museum is a big hit with tourists. You get to make your own ramen noodles! Not only do you choose whatever toppings you desire, you get to design your own packaging. 

Address: 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0001

 

4. Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Landmark Tower

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Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Yokohama Landmark Tower

Located at the Port of Yokohama, this tourist hot spot is a cultural and commercial icon. Not only does it house around 40 unique shops, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse even has a skating rink during Christmas time. 

Address: 1-1-1 Shinko, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0001

 

5. Yokohama Chinatown

Come to Yokohama Chinatown to break away from the monotony that is Japanese food. It’s also the largest Chinatown in Asia. 

Address: Yamashitacho, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0023

Access

Address: 1-9-B2 Minamisaiwai, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-8501

Despite being the second largest city in Japan, Yokohama doesn’t have its own international airport. The closest airport is Haneda. We have listed several routes to and from popular destinations to make your travels more convenient. The listed route costs and times are for one way.

Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport

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Train

The Keikyu line takes passengers from Yokohama Station to Haneda Airport and vice-versa. It costs about 400 yen and takes about 30 minutes.

Bus

The Keihin Kyuko Bus takes passengers from the station to the airport and vice-versa. It costs about 600 yen and takes about 40 minutes.

 

Narita International Airport

Arriving at or departing from Narita International Airport? Our Narita Airport guide will tell you how to best maximize your time there. 

Train

The Narita Express (N’EX) takes passengers from Yokohama Station to Narita International Airport and vice-versa. It costs between 4,500 and 6,200 yen and takes about 90 minutes.

Bus

The Airport Limousine Bus takes passengers from the station to the airport and vice-versa. It costs 3,600 yen and takes less than 110 minutes. 

 

Tokyo Station

Train

Both the Tokaido and Kehin-Tohoku line serve passengers from Yokohama Station to Tokyo Station and vice-versa. It costs about 500 yen, but Tokaido line takes about 30 minutes while Kehin-Tohoku line takes about 40 minutes.  

Buses are not recommended for this journey. 

 

Tokyo Disneyland/Sea

Tokyo Disneyland

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Train

To get to Tokyo Disneyland, you need to make a transfer at Tokyo Station to the Keiyo line and then get off at Maihama Station. This leg of the journey costs about 220 yen and takes about 20 minutes.

Bus

Both the Keisei and Keihin Kyuko Bus take passengers to Tokyo Disneyland and vice-versa. It costs 1,250 yen and takes about 50 minutes.

 

Mount Fuji

Climbing Mount Fuji? Check out our guide: Climbing Mt. Fuji.

Bus

The best way to travel to Mount Fuji is by bus. Get on the Sotetsu Bus at Yokohama Station West Exit Bus Stop 22 and get off at Kawaguchiko Station. It costs 2,060 yen and takes about 270 minutes. 

Map

Map of Yokohama Station

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