Only a 30-minute train ride from Tokyo, you can reach the unique cosmopolitan city of Yokohama. Yokohama has two faces: modern and classical. In this tour you can enjoy a modern life at Minato Mirai 21 and a classical one at Yamate Heights and China town.
At your hotel or Sakuragicho station
Three Old Landmark Towers: Built in the early 20 century, they showed good old days of Yokohama. They are given the names, Tower of Kind, Queen and Jack.
Yamate Heights: A little hill near Chinatown. Many European style classical houses you can find here. You can also enjoy harbor view.
Chinatown:One of the largest Chinatown in Japan. You can enjoy tasting authentic Chinese food and shopping here.
Landmark Tower:One of the skyscrapers in Minato Mirai 21. You can enjoy shopping and eating here. At the Sky Garden on the 69th floor you can see Yokohama port.
Red Brick Warehouse:Old warehouses at Yokohama port are reformed to be about 30 shops and 10 restaurants .
Cup Noodle Museum: Momohuku Ando, who is a founder of Nisshin Flour co., invented instant noodles and cup noodles all by himself. This museum will tell you how ingenious and unique he was. You can make your own cup noodle here.
Ramen Musium: It is located at Shin-Yokohama station area, which is 15 minutes train ride.
At your hotel or Yokohama station
In this tour you will see two faces of Yokohama. In 1854, Commodore Perry arrived at Japan to open ports. The place he visited is near Yamashita Park and Oosanbashi pier. So you can meet classical faces of Yokohama there. The old tree, which was painted on the picture describing his arrival, still grows at the same place. Yamate Heights, an old European settlement on a hill, preserves beautiful European style houses. In Chinatown, located beside Yamashita Park, you can enjoy tasting many kinds of Chinese food. Modern faces of Yokohama is Minato Mirai 21. MM21 is a national project, starting in 1984, to create a new city at its waterfront, suitable for the 21st century. You can enjoy lots of interesting modern spots there, such as the Landmark Tower, Queen’s Square, Red Brick Warehouse, and the Cup Noodle Museum. On the 69th floor of the Landmark tower, you can enjoy 360 degree view.
transportation fee of guide
transportation fee of tourists ( about 1000 yen from Tokyo)
entrance fee of tourist and guide(about 1000 yen)
lunch ( you and guide )
hotel pick-up transportation fee of guide( outside Yokohama )
This tour is a walking tour. I recommend you to wear walking shoes.
We can use public transportation when it is too hard to walk through.
Kaneo was an excellent guide and very accommodating. His frequent communications prior our arrival in Japan was so helpful. He went above and beyond to meet our requests - Kaneo even scouted out transportation options from airport to Tokyo for us as he was concerned we may be overwhelmed being our first time to Japan. He even took photos of road signs and intersections to guide us, as well as a photo of where he will meet us within the hotel. And he was so caring towards my niece, in case she was tired from all the walking we covered. Thank you very much Kaneo. You made our trip to Tokyo memorable. Kind regards, Anh
Thank you for your warm review. I feel delighted to hear my information helped you a lot. I had a pleasant day with you on Christmas Eve talking about many things. I hope I will have a chance to guide you again.
Kaneo was absolutely amazing. He showed us around Tokyo explaining and showing us sights as if we were his family. He was kind and patient even when our two year old was crying hysterically on the train. We saw and experienced real Tokyo. Definitely will book again.
Thank you for your warm review. I am so pleased that you mentioned you felt me like a family member. I really wish to have another chance to guide you someday. Best regards Kaneo
While in Yokohama for the rugby World Cup, we enjoyed 2 full day tours of Yokohama and Tokyo with Kaneo. Even before arriving in Japan, Kaneo was very responsive to all of my email and itinerary requests. With the limited time we had to experience both these large cities, having Kaneo show us round the public transport system with ease was such a benefit. Kaneo was very knowledgeable about all of the various historic and modern places we visited. Kaneo's English was very good and we would highly recommend to any other tourists visiting Yokohama or Tokyo.
Dear Alan Thank you for your warm reply. I myself enjoyed the tour with you. While I was going around with you, I was so impressed at your strong bonds of friendship. Four of you came from quite different places in the world to cheer your Scotland in Japan and came back to your different homes in the world! I envy your strong bonds. I really hope another chance to guide you in Tokyo. Best regards Kaneo
Kanei-san was a phenomenal guide! He communicated with us extensively prior to the tour. He met us at the train station and guided our group of 4 people to Enoshima and Kamakura. He was patient and allowed us to travel leisurely at our pace since we were quite exhausted from our previous day's travel and tours. Kaneo also has a wonderful personality and made the trip enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable and I recommend him for any tour which he guides.
Dear Carol Thank you for your warm review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Kamakura tour after your exhausting experience in Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your family. Especially I felt something warm when I heard you talking about your memory in fluent Japanese. Best regards Kaneo