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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…
Top Choice Japanese in Yokohama

Araiya

Yokohama has its own version of the beef hotpot dish sukiyaki, called gyū-nabe. This elegant restaurant, established in 1895, is the place to sample it.
Museum in Yokohama

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…
Museum in Yokohama

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…
Pub in Yokohama

Bashamichi Taproom

Set over three compact floors, this Baird Brewing Company pub offers at least a dozen of its own beers on tap, from session JPAs (Japan pale ale) to smoky stouts and hand-pumped cask ales. Try a sampler set of three…
Museum in Yokohama

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…
Museum in Yokohama

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…
Beer in Yokohama

Yokohama Oktoberfest

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