Yokohama Tours

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A maritime city with international flair, Yokohama was once one of Japan's preeminent ports for international trade. Yokohama's port was the first to open up to foreign trade after the end of Japan's isolationist economic policy in 1854. By 1923, the once small fishing village had emerged as a burgeoning metropolis but faced an early demise after experiencing devastating damage in the Great Kanto Earthquake. Before it could fully recover, World War II fire bombings ravaged the city again. Today, Yokohama steadfastly remains Japan's second largest city with a population of over three million and attracts foreign tourists and expatriates in large numbers. It boasts one of the world's largest Chinatown areas and preserves Western residences built in the 19th century to welcome international traders.

Strolling along the waterfront at Yamashita Park, visitors take in the famous Yokohama Marine Tower, the tallest inland lighthouse in the world. Further inland, a ferris wheel towers over the city, affording views of the industrialized port, quaint residential streets, and ships in the bay. International restaurants cater to visitors and residents from China, Thailand, South Korea, and even western countries. Parks, stadiums, shopping centers, and skyscrapers adorn the city landscape. There's a cosmopolitan feel about the city with a laid back maritime vibe.

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A short 30 minute train ride from Tokyo, Yokohama is accessible by a multitude of train lines. There is no airport in the city, and getting around by car is not recommended. The city has a reliable, efficient public transportation system, and most sights and attractions are accessible by walking. Bus and boat are popular means by which to see the city. Yokohama's main attraction is its port and harbor, lined by parks and other areas to enjoy the view.
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Address: Yokohama, Japan
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Kamakura and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo

Get a taste for the beautiful landscapes and serene religious monuments outside Tokyo as you visit the city of Kamakura and Enoshima on this guided day trip. Visit Kotoku-in Temple featuring the Great Buddha and Hokoku-ji Temple. Enjoy green tea at Jomyo-ji Temple overlooking a rock garden and dine on a Japanese style lunch. You’ll learn about Japan’s long history before returning to Tokyo. Round-trip coach transport from selected hotels is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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US$113.00
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Private Yokohama Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Set your own agenda during this private, customizable, 8-hour tour of Yokohama. Explore the role of this Japanese port city in the country’s opening to the outside world in the 19th century and explore famous attractions like Sankei Garden, the central business area of Minato Mirai and Japan’s first China Town. The choice is up to you. You’ll travel by private bus, van or limo depending on the size of your group. A driver and round-trip transport from central Tokyo are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$951.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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