Many people visit Yokohama to enjoy nice view of port ,bridge, historical buildings and parks. But not many people know good place to take pictures. I will show you nice places to take pictures while enjoying sightseeing , food and talking . Please join me, to make your travel more memorable one.
JR Sakuragicho station. If you like to meet me at hotel in Tokyo. It is possible. But extra charge is required
Sakuragi-cho station is the first railway station in Japan and current station is the 5th generation. Around this station, there are museums and other historical and tourist spots. You can enjoy path of Japanese modernization.
Builings called "Red brick warehouse" were used as bonded warehouse until 1989 and 2002 they were reopened as commercial buildings.This area is a historical area and good place to see Big pier and Yokohama bay bridge.
There are 3 towers named King, Queen and Jack. King is headquater of Local government office and Queen is headquater of Custom. Jack is used as a conference hall but you can enjoy nice staind glass art inside..
Yamashita park was built after an big earthquake in 1923. Now it is full of flowers and many events are held by time to time. a lot of people are ralxing and very nice place to take pictures of Yokohama harbour.
This China town is the biggest one in Eastern Asia and over 200 Chinese restaurants are located. You can enjoy nice meal and totally different atmosphere from anywhere else. This is the ideal place for lunch.
Harbour view park locates at top of a hill and there is an English garden near to the park. It is walk-in distance from China town.
It is a nice place for photo taking with Yokohama bay bridge.
There are a couple of Western style houses built about 100 years ago. Those houses shows that Yokohama was a window to adapting Western culture.
Sankei-En is a Japanese garden and nice place to enjoy quiet atmosphere and photo taking. It takes about 30 min from China town by bus.
JR Sakuragicho station.
In this tour, I will take you to at least 7 impressive places for picture taking . It is possible to visit Yokohama by yourself . But not everybody takes pictures at ideal places. Therefore my knowledge will help you to keep good memory of Yokohama.
Yokohama is a big town and central area is surrounded by big buildings. The first point is near Sakuragi-cho area ,which is original port area, has several places to enjoy nice view of buildings and amusement park. The second point is an ideal place to see Yokohama Bay bridge. The third point is famous Red bricks warehouse area where always some events are taken place. After the Red bricks warehouse area, we will see 3 historical towers. There is one tower which has historical value in inside which you can take pictures. And the next point is close to Yamashita park. It is a well known place and has not well-known historical story . Chinatown is another place where you can enjoy different atmosphere and pictures than any place else. After China town, you have a choice for further tour. The first one is Harbor view park area which has westernized park and the second one is Sankei-En which is much bigger and Japanese style garden.
At Harbor view park area, there is atmosphere of early stage of Westernized Japan and Western style gardens with many flowers including roses.
Sankei-En which is a big Japanese garden located in south of central Yokohama and it takes about 30 minutes from China town by bus. You can enjoy the garden all the year round with different scene and flowers. It means you can enjoy different points for picture taking in every season. My recommendation is Sankei-En.
Transportation fee( you and guide), meal, entrance fee, Hotel pick up if hotel location is out of Yokohama
It is depend on weather condition if you can take satisfying picture or not.
This tour is walking tour. Therefore, wearing sneaker is recommended.
If you choose Sankei-En for the last place to go, it may take more than planned time .
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