20Things to Do in Yokohama! Fun for Children and Adults Alike

2022/4/24 Updated

Yokohama is full of attractive spots.

There are plenty of romantic spots for couples, fun things to do for families, and free fun.

In this article, we’ll recommend some fun things to do in Yokohama, as well as some gourmet spots where you can enjoy delicious food.

What kind of city is Yokohama?

Yokohama is a large city with a population of over 3.76 million (as of April 2022), and has been ranked the most popular place to live in Japan for 15 consecutive years.

With multiple transportation options, generous childcare support, and many fun places to visit, Yokohama is a very easy city for foreigners to live in.

10 Things to do in Yokohama [All Season

Here are 10 popular spots that everyone should visit when they come to Yokohama.

Minato Mirai 21

Minato Mirai 21 is the waterfront area straddling the Naka and Nishi wards of Yokohama City.

The area is lined with shopping malls, luxury hotels, museums and numerous other commercial facilities, making it a popular spot for all-day fun.

It is also a popular night view spot.

Official site|YOKOHAMA MINATO MIRAI21

Cupnoodles Museum

Cupnoodles Museum is a popular hands-on museum where you can make your own unique cup ramen.

This is a spot where both children and adults can enjoy learning about the history of instant ramen and cup ramen as well as making it.

Basic Information

Address|2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-345-0918
Opening Hours|10:00-18:00 (Admission until 17:00)
Admission|Adults (college students and older): 500 yen, High school students and younger: free *There is a separate experience fee.

Official site|CUPNOODLES MUSEUM YOKOHAMA

Sankeien

Sankeien is a vast Japanese garden.

There are 17 buildings on the site, including buildings designated as important cultural properties by the national government, where you can see the scenery of old Japanese life and seasonal flowers and plants.

Recommended for those who want to spend a relaxing time.

Basic Information

Address|58-1 Honmoku Minotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-621-0634
Opening Hours|9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Admission|700 yen for adults (high school students and older), 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students

Official Site|Sankeien Garden|Yokohama Sankeien

YOKOHAMA AIR CABIN

YOKOHAMA AIR CABIN is Japan’s first urban circulating ropeway connecting JR Sakuragicho Station and the Canal Park.

You can enjoy a spectacular 5-minute aerial walk one way.

You can enjoy it as sightseeing or use it as a means of transportation.

Basic Information

Address|1-2, Shinko 2-chome, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-319-4931
Hours of Operation|10:00-22:00 (subject to change)
One-way|Adults (junior high school students and older): 1,000 yen, Children (3 years old to elementary school students): 500 yen
Round trip|Adult 1,800 yen, Child 900 yen

Official Site|Tickets

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is a cultural and commercial facility created from a historical building.

You can enjoy visiting the facilities again and again, as there are fashionable sundries and exquisite gourmet foods that you can only find here.

There are also many seasonal events that attract many visitors.

Basic Information

Address|1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-227-2002
Hours of Operation : Building 1 10:00-19:00, Building 2 11:00-20:00

Official Site|Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Yokohama Landmark Tower

Yokohama Landmark Tower is a large complex of 70 floors above ground.

The observation floor “Sky Garden” on the 69th floor can be reached in 40 seconds by taking the fastest elevator in Japan.

During the day, if the weather is fine, you can see the Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower and Mt. Fuji, and at night you can enjoy a panoramic view of the night skyline.

Basic Information

Address|2-2-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-222-5015
Opening hours: Shopping 11:00 – 20:00, Restaurants 11:00 – 22:00, Mirai Yokocho 11:00 – 23:00, Sky Garden 10:00 – 21:00 (subject to change)

Yokohama Landmark Tower

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is a place where you can eat famous ramen from all over Japan.

In addition to ramen, there are candy shops, coffee shops, and snack shops to enjoy the retro atmosphere.

Basic Information

Address|2-14-21 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-471-0503
Opening hours|11:00-21:00
Admission|380 yen for adults, 100 yen for elementary, junior high and high school students, 100 yen for those aged 60 and over, free for children under elementary school age

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum – English

Yokohama Marine Tower

Yokohama Marine Tower, the symbol of Yokohama Port, is also popular as a “holy place for lovers”.

It has been undergoing renovations since March 2019 and is currently on hiatus, but is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2022.

Basic Information

Address|15 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-664-1100

Official Site|Yokohama Marine Tower

Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in Japan and is lined with numerous Chinese restaurants.

It is a popular spot for eating, sightseeing, fortune-telling, and a commemorative photo experience wearing a Chinese dress.

Official Site|Yokohama Chinatown

Kirin Brewery Yokohama Factory

Kirin Brewery Yokohama Factory offers tours of its beer production facilities (reservations required).

The factory is a popular spot for beer-loving adults, as it offers beer tastings and the best beer poured by in-house certified beer professionals.

Children and those who cannot drink alcohol can also join the family tour as soft drinks are available.

Basic Information

Address|1-17-1 Namamugi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-503-8250
Business Hours|10:00-17:00
Admission|Free, but 500 yen per person over 20 years old is charged for the factory tour.

Official Site|KIRIN Factory Tours|entertainment ・recipe|KIRIN

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5 Things to Do with Kids in Yokohama

Next, we’ll introduce some family-friendly spots where you can have fun with your kids.

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is a marine leisure complex that includes an aquarium, amusement park, restaurants, shops and a hotel.

With dolphins, penguins, polar bears and a variety of other sea creatures to see, as well as a number of attractions, this is a popular spot to visit with the family on special occasions.

Basic Information

Address|Hakkeijima, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Telephone number|045-788-8888
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (varies according to each facility)
Admission|Free admission to the island, but you need a ticket to use the aquarium and attractions

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Yokohama Cosmo World

Yokohama Cosmo World is an urban amusement park divided into three areas.

There are attractions for children and adults to enjoy, and it is a spot where you can spend a fulfilling holiday.

At night, the illuminated Ferris wheel and illuminations create a different atmosphere from the daytime, making it a popular destination for couples.

Basic Information

Address|2-8-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-641-6591
Opening Hours|Weekdays 11:00 – 21:00, Weekends & Holidays 11:00 – 22:00
Admission|Free, but you need a ticket to use the attractions.

Official Site|Yokohama Cosmo World

Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum

Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum is a children’s museum filled with Anpanman characters popular with children.

The shops and restaurants on the first floor are free to enter and enjoy.

The museum is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and although there is a fee, it is a popular spot where Anpanman-loving children can have fun all day long.

*Date and time-specific web tickets are required in advance for Museum admission.

Basic Information

Address|2-8-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-641-6591
Opening hours|Shop & Restaurant 10:00-18:00, Museum 10:00-17:00 (admission by 16:00)
Museum admission|2,200 – 2,600 yen for ages 1 and up (prices vary by day)

Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum| A Place Where You Can Meet Anpanman

Yokohama Zoo Zoorasia

Yokohama Zoo Zoorasia is one of the largest zoos in Japan with the theme of “Symbiosis of Life and Harmony with Nature”.

Zoorasia breeds, exhibits and breeds a large number of animals, so you can see rare and unique animals from all over the world.

Basic Information

Address|1175-1 Kamishirane-cho, Asahi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-959-1000
Opening hours|9:30 – 16:30 (admission until 16:00)
Admission|800 yen for adults, 300 yen for high school students, 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students, free for children under elementary school age

Official Site|Yokohama Zoo Zoorasia Official Site

Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum

The Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum is a hands-on science and technology museum established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan’s largest machinery manufacturer.

You can experience the cutting-edge technology and manufacturing of the MHI Group.

Basic Information

Address|3-3-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-200-7351
Opening hours : Weekdays 10:00 – 15:00, Weekends and holidays 10:00 – 16:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
Admission|Adults: 500 yen, Junior and senior high school students: 300 yen, Elementary school students: 200 yen, Free for those 65 years old and older and children under elementary school age

Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum

5 [Free] Things to do in Yokohama

In Yokohama, there are many spots where you can have fun for free. Here are five of the best free spots we recommend.

Nogeyama Zoo

Nogeyama Zoo is a free zoo in Yokohama City.

Even though it’s free, you can meet numerous animals such as giraffes, lions, and red pandas. There is also a grass square and a rest area, so it is recommended to bring your own lunch and have a picnic.

Basic Information

Address|63-10, Osamatsu-cho, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-231-1307
Business Hours|9:30 – 16:30 (Entry by 16:00)

Official Site|Nogeyama Zoo Official Site

Port of Yokohama Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal

The Port of Yokohama Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal is a cruise ship terminal where cruise ships from around the world also call at.

The rooftop, which is open 24 hours a day, is a popular spot where you can see luxury cruise ships up close, and at night you can enjoy a panoramic view of Yokohama’s nightscape.

Basic Information

Address|1-1-4 Kaigan-dori, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-211-2304 (9:00-17:00)

Official site|Osanbashi Yokohama

park in Yokohama

Yamashita Park is the most famous park in Yokohama.

The vast site has many attractions, including the Future Rose Garden, which is at its best in spring and fall, and the NYK Hikawamaru, a large prewar ship, which has long been a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike.

Basic Information

Address|279 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-671-3648

Official site|Yamashita Park | Things to do | Yokohama Official Visitors Guide

Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery

The Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery is located at the headquarters of Nissan Motor Co.

This is a great spot for car lovers as it features the latest Nissan cars, classic cars, exhibits on the latest technology, and merchandise for sale.

Basic Information

Address|1-1-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Telephone number|045-523-5555
Business Hours|10:00 – 20:00

Official Site|NISSAN GALLERY

Yokohama Port Symbol Tower

The Yokohama Port Symbol Tower is a tower that sends signals to ensure the safety of ships from all over the world entering and leaving the Port of Yokohama.

The tower has an observation room and observation lounge with a panoramic view of the Port of Yokohama. The surrounding lawn has a rest area and dog run, and is a popular place for citizens to relax.

Basic Information

Address|1-16 Honmoku-futo, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Telephone number|045-622-9600
Opening hours|9:30-17:30 (March 1-July 20 and September 1-October 31), 9:30-20:00 (July 21-August 31), 9:30-16:00 (November 1-February 28)

Yokohama Port Symbol Tower

summary

In this article, we have introduced some of the best places to visit in Yokohama City.

Yokohama City has so many fun and romantic spots that children and adults alike can enjoy.

In addition to the spots introduced here, there are many other attractive spots unique to Yokohama.

When you live in Yokohama, you’ll have many exciting experiences and fulfilling days ahead of you.

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