Don’t miss this list of the best things to do in Yokohama, Japan to help you make the most of your next vacation to these fascinating city.
You’d be forgiven for thinking of Yokohama as just another suburb of Tokyo since it’s located a mere 35km away.
The endless list of places to see and things to do in Yokohama City makes it worth visiting, and whether it’s celebrating instant noodles, dressing up in a kimono or taking a peaceful walk through a Japanese garden – there is something for everyone in Yokohama.
With a quarter of Tokyo’s population, an escape from the hustle and bustle to historical charm, pop culture and seaside fun is an easy train ride away.
Yokohama was one of the first Japanese ports opened to foreign trade in 1859 so it also offers some unique attractions to its port town identity.
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The Top Things to Do in Yokohama
There’s no shortage of awesome activities to check out when wondering what to do in Yokohama, Japan.
Whether you’re interested in culture, food, history or spending time outdoors, you’re bound to find some great Yokohama attractions for any style of travel.
Catch a game at Yokohama Stadium or tour the famous Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum. Admire the hipster Red Brick Warehouse or overwhelm your senses at Yokohama Cosmo World.
This city is a real gem of the Kanagawa Prefecture, and it’s easy to reach from Tokyo by public transport.
You can book your train ticket online in advance for 3,000 Yen on Klook, and your ticket will include a restaurant coupon!
1) CUPNOODLES Museum
We have all been guilty of relying on humble instant noodles to get us through those late night study sessions, seasons of being broke or a quick meal in under 2 minutes. And yes, in Yokohama you can find an entire museum dedicated to the first CUPNOODLES.
The interactive ramen museum has a number of different exhibitions and attractions and is designed to inspire creativity and curiosity. Learn how to make Chicken ramen by hand in a workshop or create your own original CUPNOODLES by selecting your own flavour combinations and designing the packaging.
The museum pays homage to Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant noodles who went on to invent CUPNOODLES and Space Ramen and even has a theatre playing a 14-minute CG film of his story.
The ramen museum…