10 Most Interesting Tourist Spots in Yokohama City

10 Most Interesting Tourist Spots in Yokohama City, Japan

Japan doesn’t only have Osaka and Tokyo. Some big cities in Japan are also mandatory for tourists from abroad, one of which is Yokohama. How not, the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture is also the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo.

Yokohama may not be as popular as Tokyo, but the city has some interesting sights to visit. Wandering around will recommend tourist spots that you absolutely must stop by while in Yokohama! Come on, please listen and remember, yes.

  1. Yokohama Chukagai

Yokohama Chukagai is the largest Chinatown or Chinatown in Japan. This place, which is located in the center of the city, is a favorite destination for tourists, especially if you visit before the Chinese New Year because the atmosphere will be even more lively.

Chinatown, which has been built in 1873, is dominated by red. There are hundreds of shops and restaurants standing here. You can go on a culinary tour or shop here. Especially if you don’t like Japanese food, just enjoy Chinese food, which is widely sold in Yokohama Chukagai.

  1. Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

From the front, the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse looks like a giant warehouse. However, what is really in this place? Inside the building using dark red bricks, there are items of high historical value. Tourists who visit here will usually take pictures with this artistic warehouse building background.

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is also always used to hold certain events. For example, in autumn there will be a beer drinking festival, during winter the area around the warehouse will be transformed into an ice skating area, and in summer there will be concerts by national artists.

  1. Yokohama Landmark Tower

You definitely won’t miss the chance to get into the second tallest building in Japan, right? Well, then just stop at the Yokohama Landmartk Tower. This skyscraper is the tallest building after Abeno Harukas located in Osaka. Yokohama Landmark Tower functions as an office, mall, and hotel.

The must-visit spot when in this building is the 69th floor. From this floor, you can see the view of Yokohama City from a height. If the weather is clear, you can even see Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji from the 69th floor of this building. The night view from the top of the Yokohama Landmark Tower is no less beautiful. Interested to come here?

  1. Yamashita Park

When you come to Yokohama in spring, you have to come to Yamashita Park. A city park located close to the harbor provides views of cherry blossoms blooming in spring. Not only cherry blossoms, but colorful flowers that grow around the park also add to the aesthetic value of this place.

Yamashita Park is always crowded with visitors during the day and night. Visitors who come to this park usually sit back and enjoy performances from street musicians. If you visit here in July, precisely in summer, you can watch the fireworks festival from this park.

  1. Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

At first glance, Hakkeijima Sea Paradise looks like Sea World in Ancol. However, of course, the experience of seeing a giant aquarium in Indonesia will feel different when you are in Japan.

Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is an amusement park with the main attraction being a huge seawater aquarium. There are about 500 species of animals found in this place. Of course, you will feel satisfied after seeing the various collections of animals in this place.

Interestingly, Hakkeijima Sea Paradise not only provides a spot in the form of an aquarium but some exciting rides are a shame to pass up. The rides offered at this place are Surf Coaster Leviathan, Aqua Ride II, Merry-Go-Round, etc.

  1. Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum

Don’t claim to be a big fan of instant noodles if you haven’t been to the Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum. This is a unique museum because it exhibits items related to the history of instant noodles, especially cup noodles (instant noodles in a special cup).

The uniqueness of this museum makes it one of the most visited tourist destinations by tourists who come to Yokohama. Visitors can also mix their noodles and eat them directly. To make your noodles even more delicious, enjoy them on the top floor of the museum while enjoying the view of Yokohama City and Tokyo Bay.

  1. Enoshima Aquarium

Although the collection is not as large as Hakkejima Sea Paradise, Enoshima Aquarium is still an educational tourist spot that introduces us to underwater life in 12 water zones. Yes, here there are indeed 12 places to introduce the life of living creatures under the sea in 12 different drinks of water. It will take 3-4 hours to fully explore the Enoshima Aquarium.

At the Enoshima Aquarium, visitors will be invited to watch a staff show feeding the fish in a giant aquarium. After being satisfied with a walk, around the Enoshima Aquarium there are many places to eat that offer typical Enoshima dishes, which are dominated by processed seafood.

  1. Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Going to Japan isn’t complete without eating ramen, right? Even though there are many delicious ramen restaurants in Indonesia, it doesn’t taste good if you don’t eat ramen directly in your country of origin. Well, in Yokohama you will find a unique place related to ramen, its name is Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum.

This food-themed theme park will bring you to know the history of ramen and everything related to ramen, both in terms of making to serving. Inside the museum, there are also ramen shops from various regions in Japan, such as Hakata, Sapporo, Yamagata, and many more.

  1. Yokohama Cosmoworld

The location of Yokohama Cosmoworld is close enough to the Landmark Tower so you can go straight to this amusement park after exploring the second tallest building in Japan. This amusement park stands out thanks to the Yokohama Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel, a giant Ferris wheel that glows at night.

In the park, which is also close to Minatomirai Harbor, there are various rides suitable for both children and adults. In fact, during winter there will be illumination with LED lights at this Yokohama Cosmoworld.

  1. Enoshima Sea Candle

Enoshima Sea Candle is the name of a lighthouse located on Enoshima Island. Well, Enoshima itself is a small island off the coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. The scenery on this island is in stark contrast to Yokohama City because here it is still inhabited by lush green trees.

Activities that can be done at Enoshima Sea Candle are climbing to the top of the peak and enjoying 360-degree views of Sagami Bay, Mount Fuji, Kamakura Town, and Landmark Tower. Well, if you visit at night, you can’t enter the lighthouse, but you can only look at it from the outside.

Are you satisfied with this information about tourist attractions in Yokohama? If you are not satisfied, you can stop by the article on tourist attractions in Nagoya. Anyway, this information on tourist attractions from Wandering will be useful for those of you who want to travel to Japan without a tour guide.