Yokohama has grown as a port city since the isolation policy of 260 years was lifted in middle 19th C. As the Western culture flowed into Japan, the city got exotic atmosphere, which turned the city to a tourist destination. We will visit legacies of port facilities to know the history and enjoy waterfront scenery combined with newly developed architectures.
Tokyo Station. Your hotel is also available. In this case, we will leave the hotel earlier so the itinerary as to be on time.
Red Brick Warehouse
Yokohama Port Open Memorial Hall
Kanagawa Prefectural Office
Hotel New Grand
Yokohama China Town
After we start at Sakuragicho station, we walk Kishamich pedestrian path. It is a former railway which transported traded goods between Sakuragicho station and Yokohama port. You will enjoy beautiful view of sea and skyscrapers on both sides.
2. Red Brick Warehouse
It was a warehouse in which traded goods were kept during their custom procedure. Its dignified outlook of German taste is regarded as one of best architecture of early 20th C. in Japan. It was renovated to a commercial complex with sophisticated souvenir shops and restaurants in 1990's. Now it is a popular tourist site with 6 million visitors a year.
3. Yokohama Port Open Memorial Hall
In 1917, this beautiful architecture of free classic style was constructed for the celebration of 50 years after the Yokohama port open. Old Interiors and stained glasses are attractive.
4. Kanagawa Prefectural Office
It was constructed in 1928 with imperial crown style, which was developed as a Japanese domestic style in 1930's. We can go to roof floor to observe the tower closely on weekdays. It is also a good place to enjoy the city view.
5. Yamashita Park
This park has been a relaxation place both for citizen and tourists, after it was constructed reclaiming the see with debris of the Kanto Great Earthquake in 1923. There are a rose garden, former passenger vessel and various monuments in the park.
6. Hotel New Grand
It was constructed in 1927, and used as a guesthouse for foreign people. We look around interior of Art Deco style and documents of famous guests, who stayed here, such as Charles Chaplin, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. and Douglas MacArthur.
7. Yokohama China Town
It is the largest China Town in east Asia. There are more than 500 Chinese restaurants. Narrow streets are really Chinese atmosphere with vivid colors. The Kantei Shrine in the center is devoted for Guan Yu of "Romance of the Three Kingdoms". You can enjoy Chinese bun sold at roadside.
Guide Fee, Pick Up at Tokyo 23 Wards and Yokohama
Transportation Fee(You and Guide), Lunch(You and Guide)
In this case, the tour starts at Sakuragicho Station, and ends at Ishkawacho station. Nearby stations are also available.
Guide fee is revised according to the time of tour.
Kazuo went way beyond what almost any other guide would do for me by helping me plan my trip in detail in advance since so many things require advance booking, planning, etc. He was fantastic!
Dear Chris Thank you for writing such a very good evaluation for me. My job was given priority to arranging your travel. I was deeply impressed by your will to have your son much pleasure in this travel. And I concentrated on it. Your satisfaction is my joy. I am looking forward to assist you also in your next travel. Best Regards, Kazuo
Kazuo is really a gentleman, his English is excellent ,and his historical and cultural knowledge of Japan are excellent. Our group was 4 adults and we spent a day with Kazuo seeing incredible places hat would have been very hard to find by ourselves. Kazuo did a lot of research for our trip and he was an excellent guide. I would not hesitate to hire him again, and I highly recommend him! Lastly, our guide took us to a very reasonably priced Japanese restaurant that had very good food for about $10 a person. Kazuo really listens to what you say you want to do, and he is very flexible. We spent a whole day with him and will definitely book with him again!
Jane, I really appreciate such a good evaluation to me. Your requirements were basic knowledge of Japanese history and culture, and preparation for your own stroll in Tokyo later. According to these criteria, I gathered visiting sites in nearby area and stacked into the tour. As my prospect may have been rather optimistic, the time was nearly running out. But the delay was suppressed by your suggestion. All of you seemed to enjoy the tour. It was a wonderful experience also for me. I deeply thank you and am looking forward to next guide for you.