Yokohama attractions

Top Choice Museum in Yokohama

Cup Noodles Museum

Dedicated to the 1956 invention of instant ramen by Momofuku Ando (the 'cup' came in 1971), this impressively slick attraction has a host of wacky exhibits that drive home the message to go against the grain, be cre…
Top Choice Gallery in Yokohama

Yokohama Museum of Art

The focus of the Yokohama Triennale (2020, 2023), this museum hosts exhibitions that swing between safe-bet shows with European headliners to more daring contemporary Japanese and up-and-coming Southeast Asian artis…
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Hara Model Railway Museum

Hara Nobutaro (1919–2014) was Japan's pre-eminent trainspotter, taking the pastime to a typically Japanese level of obsessiveness as this superb personal collection of model trains and other railway-associated memor…
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Shin-Yokohama Rāmen Museum

Nine ramen restaurants from around Japan were hand-picked to sell their wares in this theme park-style replica of a 1958 shitamachi (downtown district) that's lit to feel like perpetual, festive night-time. It's a s…
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NYK Hikawa Maru

Moored at the eastern end of Yamashita-kōen, this 1930s luxury liner has stories to tell from its days conveying well-heeled Japanese passengers to Seattle, and later as a hospital ship in WW2. Inside you can see ca…
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Nippon Maru Sailing Ship

This magnificent, four-masted barque (built in 1930 as a training ship for naval cadets) sits in a wet dock adjacent to the Yokohama Port Museum, and is fascinating to board and explore. Tickets also include entry t…
Gardens in Yokohama

Sankei-en

This beautifully landscaped garden was established by a wealthy silk trader, Sankei Hara, and opened to the public in 1906. Paths winding between ponds lead to 17th-century buildings, several fine tea-ceremony house…
Museum in Yokohama

Yokohama Port Museum

Adjacent to the magnificent Nippon Maru, is this comprehensive, if somewhat dry, port museum. It's worth a visit for its detailed model ships and ship simulator, where you can attempt to dock safely into Yokohama Po…
Notable Building in Yokohama

Landmark Tower

Standing an impressive 296m high (70 storeys), the Landmark Tower was Japan's tallest skyscraper until overtaken in 2014 by Osaka's Abeno Harukas. Superfast elevators whisk you up to the 69th-floor Sky Garden observ…
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Yokohama Archives of History

Inside the former British consulate, displays in English chronicle the saga of Japan's opening up at the Yokohama port following the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry and his persuasively well-armed steamships.