Delightful Yokohama One day

Day Trip

Hiroshi Y.

4.94(32) reviews
Kanagawa
English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

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.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel. If customer can travel to Yokohama or Sakuragicho station, it is more convienient

10:00

Sankei-En garden

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.

13:00

Harber view garden

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

15:00

Sakuragi-cho area

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.

Ending Point

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

What to Expect

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

was opened.

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.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Yokohama . (Transportation fee for guide is not included)

What‘s 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

Important Information

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How about wheel chair

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.

Is there any Japanese style house?

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, is this tour enjoyable?

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.

Reviews

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Mick S.

Jan 7, 2020

Marvelous

Hiroshi was just the best guide. We saw fascinating places and had amazing unexpected experiences . Thanks Hiroshi

Hiroshi Y.

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

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Fadi H.

Jan 2, 2020

One day guidance in Tokyo

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.

Hiroshi Y.

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

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Susan R.

Dec 9, 2019

Wonderful day bad ending

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

Hiroshi Y.

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.

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David K.

Dec 5, 2019

Afternoon and evening in Tokyo

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.

Hiroshi Y.

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

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