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Top Choice Live Music in Yokohama


The best place for serious live music, with a line-up that includes veteran and up-and-coming talents playing jazz, funk, fusion and bossa nova. The interior is stark and sophisticated, the crowd stylish and multige…
Top Choice Museum in Yokohama

Hara Model Railway Museum

The result of Hara Nobutaro's lifelong obsession with trains, this superb collection of model trains and other railway-associated memorabilia is every kid's and trainspotter's dream come true. Even if you don't care…
Top Choice Japanese in Yokohama


Yokohama has it's own version of the beef hotpot dish sukiyaki, called gyū-nabe. This elegantly designed restaurant with waitresses in kimono is the place to sample it.
Chinese in Yokohama

Manchinrō Honten

This elegant Cantonese restuarant is one of Chinatown's oldest (1892) and most respected. It serves a great selection of dim sum from 11am to 4pm. Look for the English sign next to the tradtional gate.
Museum in Yokohama

NYK Hikawa Maru

Moored at the eastern end of Yamashita-kōen, this restored 1930s passenger ship has art-deco fixings and stories to tell. Inside, you can wander from the 1st-class cabins (one of the staterooms was used by Charlie C…
Temple in Yokohama


Chinatown's heart is this elaborately decorated temple dedicated to Kanwu, the god of business.
Notable Building in Yokohama

Landmark Tower

Standing an impressive 296m high (70 storeys) the Landmark Tower has one of the world's fastest lifts (45km/h). On clear days from the 69th floor Sky Garden observatory there are views to Tokyo and Mt Fuji, and you …
Gardens in Yokohama


Opened to the public in 1906, this beautifully landscaped garden features walking paths among ponds, 17th-century buildings, several fine tea-ceremony houses and a 500-year-old, three-storey pagoda. The inner garden…
Museum in Yokohama

Yokohama Archives of History

Inside the former British consulate, displays in English chronicle the city's history with paintings, sketches, model ships and photographs, from the opening of Japan at the Yokohama port through to the mid-20th cen…
Gallery in Yokohama

Yokohama Museum of Art

The focus of the Yokohama Triennale (next to be held in 2017), this museum hosts exhibitions that swing between safe-bet shows with European headliners to more daring contemporary Japanese artists. There are also pe…