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Scenic Yokohama, 4 hours

Highlights

Toshi H.

4.95(97) reviews
Yokohama
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Yokohama is a beautiful harbor city with mix of historical and modern buildings, and Chinatown with its genuine Chinese flavors .Excellent views and plenty of photo opps. It's just only 30 minutes away from Tokyo by train.

Tour A is a walking tour with some options. Tour B (Sankeien Garden) is highly recommended if you're not going to either Kamakura or Kyoto. Combination of A & B is available.

See you in Yokohama!


Meeting Point

JR Sakuragicho station or Osanbashi-international terminal in Yokohama. NO MEET-UP at Daikoku Pier.

Please select A or B (semi-fixed itinerary)

The numbered photos correspond to the following.

10:00 AM

TOUR A

We will take a beautiful walking path (flat) which was the old railroad. Very instra-worthy.

10:00 AM

A-1 : Minato Mirai area (Yokohama Landmark Tower and Dockyard Garden)

The area is just 20 years old. Dockyard Garden is a historic site of Japan's oldest commercial shipping dock.

10:30 AM

A-2 : Observatory deck or Gondola ride. Please select from 1,2 or 3.

Option A: Landmark Tower Observation Deck (69F) Entrance fee = 1,000 JPY (the guide has a pass for it.)

Option B: Free observation deck (46F)

Option C: Yokohama Sky Cabin - Fare = 1,000JPY (you and guide)

11:10 AM

A-3 : Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse - shopping and cafes (30 mins to 1 hr)

12:00 PM

A-4 : Chinatown - strolling, shopping, lunch, dinner (30 mins to 1.5 hr)

01:00 PM

A-5: Yamashita Park and Gundam Statue

01:30 PM

A-6 : Harbor cruise : Sea bus (Starts at 350 JPY) - currently out of service

Going back to Yokohama station by boat or by bus

TOUR B

Sankeien Garden & Minato Mirai area

10:40 AM

B-1 : Sankeien Japanese garden - Features 17 historic Japanese-style buildings (3 hrs)

Entrance fee = 600JPY (the guide has a pass for it.) Japanese architecture and a garden; not found in Tokyo's old town.

01:00 PM

B-2: Minato Mirai area (Yokohama Landmark Tower and Dockyard Garden)

The area is just 20 years old. Dockyard Garden is a historic site of Japan's oldest commercial shipping dock.

Option D - Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History (60 mins, 300JPY entrance fee)

It's like a mini-national museum (in Ueno Tokyo) with variety of arts and historical artifacts. In case of rain you can choose this as an alternative to an observatory deck. May require an extra hour service.

Option E: Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery

In case of rain you can choose this as an alternative to an observatory deck. May require an extra hour service.

Option F: Artric Museum - Joke and optical illusion museum (1 to 2 hrs = 1,300 JPY entrance fee)

In case of rain you can choose this as an alternative to an observatory deck. May require an extra hour service.

02:00 PM

The tour ends at Yokohama Station

No Tokyo Drop-Off

[NOTE] The combination of A & B is available. I give discounts if you book two (2) 4-hour tours in one day.

Customized Yokohama tour = please ask the guide.

Ending Point

Yokohama station or Osanbashi-international terminal in Yokohama

What to Expect

= Scenic historic spots and good food only 30 minutes away from Tokyo.

= Excellent views and plenty of photo opps.

= Perfect for people of all ages!


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee


What‘s not included

The following are PAID IN CASH on the day/s of the tour.

= Transportation fee(you and guide): approx. 1,000JPY / person (bus , ferry)

= Food / drinks (you and guide)

= Entrance fee (you and guide).

*Guide has a pass for Landmark tower observation deck and Sankeien garden .

= Meet-up in Tokyo (tour extension is required.)

= Tour extension 4,500JPY/hour

Important Information

Multiple-day bookings are encouraged. I might have greater flexibility in opening closed slots in this case. Let's talk about it. Send me a message! :‑)

MORE INFO:

= We use public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) in my tours as it's the best way to see the city.

= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour.5,000JPY/ hour

= The meet-up time marks the official start of the tour.

= Hotel pick-ups = only in Central Tokyo, Yokohama, and a few hotels in Kawasaki.

= Four-hour tours available = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama, and antique flea market. Please check out the corresponding tour pages.

= HAKONE TOURS = Requires close coordination with the guide BEFORE BOOKING. It takes more time to plan this trip.

= MT. FUJI TOURS = Only available as an ADD-ON to a Tokyo tour (at least 4-hr Tokyo tour on a different day). Guests should book their own private car or van prior to book a guide.




In case of rain, you can choose one or two indoor options from D, E or F as an alternative to an observatory deck.

= Luggage : You can send it to your hotel in Tokyo at the tourist information center. Cloak service is available, too.

= Daikoku Pier: Cruise ship companies often offer the guests free shuttle bus to JR Sakuragicho station.

= Sankeien: takes 20 to 30 minute by bus. For travelers who don't have time to visit to Kyoto and Kamakura, it is the best place to see traditional buildings arranged in the Japanese garden. Tea ceremony is available.


Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

A

Ann marie T.

Nov 20, 2022

Great orientation to Japan

I am thankful we had Toshi as our guide on our first day in Japan. Before we even met, she suggested adding Hama Rikyu garden to our itinerary, which we appreciated. She helped us get Suica cards, then taught us how to navigate public transportation. The simplified map she made us was useful as we were getting used to the subway systems. I had some loose ends with our logistics of the trip and Toshi helped me get those straightened out. It would have been extremely frustrating, if not impossible, without her willingness to assist me after the tour.

Toshi H.

Thank you, Ann! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. It’s good to hear I could help you a lot, and made the rest of your tour enjoyable. Transportation in Japan can be a bit tricky at first, but with a little help and the right information, tourists can go around without trouble. Please come back in the near future, especially, during the Cherry Blossoms season (early April)! Hope to see you again.

K

Karisu C.

Nov 18, 2022

Wonderful evening tour with Toshi H.

If you are looking for an experienced guide in Tokyo, look no further than Toshi. She is very knowledgeable, organized and adds nice personal touches to make the experience special. Whether you want to experience Tokyo at the surface level or go deeper and sit shoulder to shoulder with locals for a beer and Yakitori, Toshi will ensure you get the experience you want. I recommend Toshi without reservations!

Toshi H.

Thank you, Chris! I'm humbled by your positive review. It was quite an enjoyable evening for me, too! Especially our conversation, as we talked about various topics. We also managed to see both the traditional and modern parts of Shinjuku in 4 hours. We were right on time at the Tokyo Metropolitan Observatory because we were able to see the fascinating twilight that projected the beautiful Mt. Fuji silhouette. It was quite fun to see Godzilla growling and spewing fire on the top of the building, wasn’t it? We barely scratched the surface of Tokyo. Hope you can come back soon. Hope to see you again. 

D

David R.

Nov 4, 2022

Hakone Tour

We used Toshi for a tour of Hakone and it was absolutely fantastic. While Hakone is advertised as a popular day trip from Tokyo, it requires a significant amount of coordination to make the most of your time, and Toshi led us on a perfectly timed and flawless trip. The trip included rides on a train, bus, boat, ropeway, cable car, mountain train, and a return train trip. We cannot imagine how it could have been done more efficiently than the way Toshi arranged it. The day was picture perfect and the entire tour was amazing thanks to Toshi.

Toshi H.

Thank you very much, David and Lauren! So delighted to know that you enjoyed Hakone with me. Lake Ashi was a postcard pretty with a stunning view of Mt. Fuji. I was relieved that we could cover the itinerary planned for this trip and still take the train back to Shinjuku on schedule. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!

D

David R.

Nov 4, 2022

Three Days in Tokyo with Toshi

We were with Toshi for three customized tour days in Tokyo. As first time visitors to Japan, and with Tokyo being such a huge city, we wanted to make the most of our time there, and Toshi delivered all that and more. Even though Japan was new to us, Toshi made us feel right at home. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and energetic, and she took the time to answer every question that we had. We cannot thank her enough. If you are looking for a great professional guide to customize a tour designed especially for you, look no further than Toshi. She will not disappoint you.

Toshi H.

Thank you for your kind words, David and Lauren! t was a lot of fun taking you around Tokyo on our 3-day tour. We saw many places based on your preferences and sampled local delicacies. The highlight of the tour was the waterbus trip from Odaiba to Asakusa. It was a lovely day and I'm delighted that you enjoyed the huge contrast between the old and the modern in those two places. Please come back here during the cherry blossom season. You will discover another charm of Tokyo. Hope to see you again.

$143/ per group

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