In this tour you will visit major Yokohama's hi-lighted places. Yokohama's development started about 160 year ago. And in this tour you can enjoy real calm atmosphere at very nice Japanese garden and modernized city by visiting various places.
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Feel free to personalize this offer.
At your hotel. If customer can travel to Yokohama or Sakuragicho station, it is more convienient
This garden was built by a successful business man and used as his private house. But now it is open for public and everybody can enjoy very nice and quiet Japanese garden. Also, many buildings were moved from differnt areas in Japan like Kyoto.
From this garden, you can see YokTohama harber and Yokohama bay bridge. Also, next to this garden, there is a Western style rose garden. This is a nice place to visit to enjoy nice view and flowers
Sakuragi-cho is the first railway station in Japan. The current building is the 5th generation but there are palaces to visit to learn about history of Yokohama including Kanagawa historical museum. You can see history of Japan and how Yokohama was developed since 1860.
At Sakuragicho or Yokohama station. If you request to be sent to your hotel, I will do it. But if your hotel is in Tokyo, extra transportation fee for guide will be charged
In this tour, you will touch upon uniqueness of Yokohama in terms of history and view. I will take you to Yokohama's major sightseeing spots which includes a nice Japanese garden , western style garden and houses, historical buildings ,museums and etc. Through this tour, you can feel breeze of Yokohama's enchantment. This tour is yours and I will customize based upon your request. Please find followings a list of sightseeing spots. But if you visit all of them, one day is not enough. My recommendation is 4 places; Minato-Mirai area, Yamashita park, China town and Yamate, Motomachi area.
Hi-light of this tour
1. Sankei-En garden
This garden was originally build by a very successful silk business man as his own house. However after he built it, he opened most of
places for public and now it is owned by Yokohama city. Uniquness of this garden is many buildings were moved from other area in
Japan including Kyoto. Therefore garden was built about 100 years ago while some buildings are 400 years old. Therefore you can feel
traditional Japan in Yokohama.
2. Minato-Mirai area
This area is newly developed one and a lot of offices and shopping malls locate. But there are Yokohama art museum, Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial museum
and the tallest building in Yokohama called Landmark tower. In front of Landmark tower, Yokohama port museum and Sail training ship NIppon-maru are.
3. Aka-Renga ( Old storage warehouse) area
This area was renovated from bonded warehouse to shopping and restaurant building. A lot of events are taken place from time to time. If you are lucky, you can
enjoy unexpected activity.
4. Big pier area
There is one of the biggest in Japan cruise ship terminal pier. Top of this pier is covered by lawn and in sunny day, you can enjoy nice view of cruise ship and
nice view of port of Yokohama
5. Yamashita park/ Hikawa-maru
This park locates along with Yokohama-bay. it about half mile long. In spring and autumn, rose season, city of Yokohama conducts rose contest and everybody
can enjoy it. In other seasons, always flowers welcome visitors. This is the place people can relax and feel Yokohama as a harbor town.
Hikawa-maru locates at south-end of Yamashita-park. It is a ship and used to traveled between Japan and US. Now it is opened as a museum relating to ships.
6. Kannai area
In this area, there are many historical buildings and museums. Most of the buildings are still in use. Customers can touch feeling of old
Yokohama and lear it at museums.
7. China town
This section is always crowded by visitors. There are many Chinese restaurants and souvenir shops. Recently a famous Sushi restaurant
You can enjoy mainly Chinese cuisine. Price is various; from $8 to $100/ person.
8. Yamate and Motomachi area
At Yamate area, there are many old residential houses. Customer may feel as if he was in small town of United state back to 19th century.
Motomachi is a fashionable shopping area which also has 19th century atmosphere. It is not a big shopping mall and small size stores are along a street .
Also, St. Patrick's day parade and halloween parade is take place every year.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Yokohama . (Transportation fee for guide is not included)
All transportation fee , meals, admission fee for guests and guide)
From Tokyo to Yokohama、transportation cost is about ￥1000 for round-trip.
Inside Yokohama, we may take bus for just in case. Cost is ￥220 for one ride.
Total admission fee is around ￥1000/ person which is depend on how many museum to visit.
Lunch is about ￥2000/ person
Souvenir: depend on customers preference
This tour is a walking tour and total distance may be 5 to 7 Km which is 3 to 5 miles. Therefore, wearing comfortable shoes is recommended.
A person with wheel chair can participate. But some area like China town is not suitable for wheel chair. I will make alternative plan and may ask some corporation.
In this tour, visiting Japanese style house is not included. But if you want to see it, we can go a big garden named Sankei-en. It will take 20 - 30 Min. by bus. And admission fee is ￥500 for an adult and ￥200 for a child
In case of rain, we will spend more time in museums to be understood essence of this tour. And for moving, we will use subway.
Hiroshi was just the best guide. We saw fascinating places and had amazing unexpected experiences . Thanks Hiroshi
Thank you for youe very good review. I enjoyed a lot with you I hope you will have good time in Naoshima. If you need any help, please contact me. I will try to help you. Best regards
Hiroshi did a great job guiding us in Tokyo. He was very attentive to our needs given that we had a 1 year old baby with us and we had already seen many of Tokyo's attractions before meeting Hiroshi. He carefully chose the pending top spots and gave us a great experience explaining the history and context behind each location. Hiroshi is also very friendly and easy going with a nice sense of humor; my wife and I were very happy to have met him. Thank you Hiroshi.
Dear Fadi Thank you very much for the gtest review. I enjoyed being with your family. I was wondering how you spent on Jan 1 which is really a special day for Jaoanese. There are many other places to visit in Japan and hope to be your guide in future. Thank you again and best regards Hiroshi
Hiroshi is a very nice man and very good at what he does. We had a lovely day in the Hakone area , on one of the most beautiful days. Hiroshi was very patient and fair , when the forecast was bad, he rescheduled our tour for a better day. We really appreciated that. We understood that we would pay for his travel In Hakone, but did not expect any other surprise expenses. In fact I emailed Hiroshi to ask what was not covered in his fee , weeks before the trip. I was very clear that I did not want any surprise expenses. He told me there was the ticket in Hakone to pay for and that my passo card could not be used there. As we said good bye in the train station we were suddenly asked for his travel going to meet us in Yokohama and his trip home from Yokohama. We were surprised and felt this was NOT our agreement. We were also insulted because we took him for lunch and desert after lunch. Which we felt was over and above what we had to do. Even if he forgot to tell us about this extra fee when I asked in my email, we feel, given how kind we were, he should NOT have asked us for anymore money. For this reason, we will NEVER use his services again. Susan and David Rosenberg
Susan Thank you for your revieew. But did you see voucher of the tour? If you see it, you will find clearly that my transportation cost 7,524 yen was NOT included in the tour price you paid to Triplelights. What I learn from you is I should remind the cost before the tour.
Hiroshi made great use of out limited cruise shore time, In an afternoon and evening he enabled us to experience modern, historical, cultural and aethestic aspects of the city leaving us so we left having felt we had been throgh an informed imersive day. He is a charming and likeable guide and we are most grateful for the good time we had with him.
Dear David Thank you very much for writing a good review about thr tour. I enjoyed a lot with you and your wife. Your interest to our culture helped me to search places which you may satisfy. As I mentioned Nezu art museum is a not big museum. However I like the place very much because of real Japanese atmosphere which the museum has. Please make another chance to come to Japan and I wish to be your guide again to show more of Japan. Best regards Hiroshi