The beautiful port city of Yokohama has many photogenic attractions, including sophisticated urban charm, natural seaside scenery, and historical buildings that remind us of the vestiges of civilization. In this article, we'll introduce some of the most attractive sightseeing spots in Yokohama that are perfect for a girls' trip. (The information is current as of February 2019)
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
The Yokohama International Passenger Terminal is the arrival and departure point for passenger ships from around the world. It is a popular spot that is often used for filming dramas and magazines, and the sight of luxury cruise ships coming and going is a sight to behold. The rooftop wooden deck, nicknamed "Whale's Back," offers a panoramic view of Yokohama, including Yamashita Park and Marine Tower, and a fantastic view after sunset. It is popular among women as a photogenic spot.
Address: 1-1-4 Kaigan-dori, Naka-ku, Yokohama City (7-minute walk from Nihonodori Station on the Minato Mirai Line)
Opening hours: Open 24 hours (rooftop deck and parking lot)
9:00 - 21:30 (2F *Hall use: 9:00 - 22:00)
Yokohama Yamate Seiyoukan
The Yamate Seiyoukan is a row of Western-style historic and cultural buildings of Yokohama's opening port era. All of the Western-style buildings in the Yamate area are free to enter, so you take your time to look around the exotic for Japan, retro cityscape. Starting from Ishikawamachi Station, you can choose to go to Motomachi/Chukagai Station or vice versa and see many Western-style buildings such as the Yokohama British Pavilion, Yamate 111, Yamate 234, Ellisman House, and Bluff 18. Some events are held seasonally, so better to check the website beforehand.
Opening hours: 9:30 - 17:00 (18:00 from July to August)
* Opening days differ for each museum.
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, located in Yokohama's Minato Mirai 21 New Port District, is one of Yokohama's most popular tourist spots. It is a cultural and commercial facility that houses 57 shops, including restaurants, where you can enjoy shopping and gourmet food to your heart's content. The attractive brick exterior is lit up in the evening, creating a romantic atmosphere. This is a great spot to take pictures of the Bay Bridge.
Address: 1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture (6-minute walk from Bashamichi and Nihonodori Stations on the Minato Mirai Line)
Opening hours: 10:00-19:00 (Building 1) 11:00-20:00 (Building 2)
* Cafe and restaurant opening hours may vary.
Yokohama City Nogeyama Zoo
Nogeyama Zoo is located on a hill overlooking the Minato Mirai 21 area. It's smaller than Yokohama Zoorasia, which is also in Yokohama City, but you can see closer lions, tigers, red pandas, giraffes, wallabies, and other animals. It's a great way to see the animals up close and personal. Admission is free, so why not stop by in your spare time on a girls' trip and see these adorable animals?
Address: 63-10, Oimatsucho, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City (15-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station on the JR and Yokohama Municipal Subway lines)
Opening hours: 9: 30-16: 30 (admission until 16:00)
Yokohama English Garden
In the Yokohama English Garden, you can enjoy 1,800 varieties of roses on a vast site of about 6,612 ㎡. The garden features cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, cosmos, tulips, and other seasonal flowers that create a beautiful space. The garden is also popular for its guided tours (reservations required), in which the gardeners explain some interesting facts about the plants in the garden.
Address: tvk ecom park, 6-1 Nishihiranuma-cho, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City (10-minute walk from Hiranuma-bashi Station on the Sagami Line)
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (last entry 17:30)
Yokohama Minatomirai Manyo Club
After a day of sightseeing in Yokohama, why not end your girls' trip with a visit to Yokohama Minato Mirai Manyo Club, a hot spring facility? With an open-air bath overlooking the ocean, a footbath with a night view of Minato Mirai, bedrock baths, massages, and more, it's the perfect place to unwind from your trip.
Address: 2-7-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City (5-minute walk from Minato Mirai Station on the Minato Mirai Line)
Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
There are many sightseeing spots in Yokohama that are perfect for a girls' trip. Why don't you make a plan to make your girls' trip more exciting by referring to the above information?
Recommended Hotels Around: