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Top Choice Museum in Yokohama

Cup Noodles Museum

Dedicated to Momofuku Ando's instant ramen invention, this slickly designed, interactive museum includes a cutesy animated film on the history of the Cup Noodle. The highlight is the chance to design your own Cup No…
Top Choice Gallery in Yokohama

Yokohama Museum of Art

The focus of the Yokohama Triennale (2017, 2020), 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…
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 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 kimonos is the place to sample it.
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…
Museum in Yokohama

Shin-Yokohama Rāmen Museum

Nine ramen restaurants from around Japan were hand-picked to sell their wares in this inventive replica of a 1958 shitamachi (downtown district) that's lit to feel like perpetual, festive night-time. It's a short wa…
Pub in Yokohama

Bashamichi Taproom

Set over three floors with a rooftop beer garden, this Baird Brewing Company pub offers some 14 beers on tap, 10 of which are from the brewery itself, ranging from pale ales to chocolate flavours. Try a sampler set …
Gallery in Yokohama

BankART Studio NYK

In a former warehouse, this multifloor gallery is a fixture on the local arts scene. It hosts changing exhibitions from local and international artists, and you can sift through flyers for local events over drinks i…
Beer in Yokohama

Yokohama Oktoberfest

Held over two weeks at Akarenga Sōkō in early October, this festival features over 100 beers and much carousing in the spirit of the German festival.
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…