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5 Things to do on a Day Trip to Yokohama

Yokohama is the largest city in Japan, located 45mins away from Tokyo. Yokohama offers a lot of different attractions. You can pretty much find everything and do anything you want to do in Yokohama. You can never explore the whole Yokohama in a day. Therefore, we have downsize to 5 things to do in Yokohama in a day.

Sankeien Garden

The natural scenery and the formative art born from the Japanese architecture placed there. As it evokes a beauty that can only be found at this garden.

Sankei-en has the highlight of its changing scenery through the flowers of the four seasons. For example, there are the cherry blossoms of spring, the irises of summer, the foliage of autumn, the quintessentially Japanese scene of winter, and camellia. However, for this time we got to see the beautiful orange foliage of the autumn. Thus, it is a great day to spend a morning getting a sense of the original beauty of Japan in this Japanese garden. Which has its own distinctive expressions depending on the season.

Entrance fee: 500 yen

Cup Noodle Musuem Yokohama

As we missed our chance to visit the Cup Noodle Musuem in Osaka we couldn’t miss it at Yokohama again. For those who are very curious, you can try out your own noodle making.

In addition, at the My Cup Noodles Factory, you can produce your own Cup O’ Noodles from your choice of flavors and toppings (there is a fee and prior reservations are possible). The Cup Noodles Museum is an interactive museum for people of all ages to enjoy where you can see, touch, make and eat.

Entrance Fee: 500 Yen

Yokohama Chinatown

When it time for lunchtime we decided to head down to the Chinatown Yokohama to enjoy some hot dishes. When it comes to enjoying Chinatown, it’s the sampling of the various types of Chinese dishes. It’s of course fun to enjoy a restaurant meal, but you can also enjoy eating on the run in Chinatown with foods like the popular meat buns and dumplings.

We are amazed by the taste of the dumpling at Houtenkaku after the first bite. After enjoying the food, you will want to go shopping in Chinatown. Get yourself a tray of these for 780¥ (~€6 or ~$7) for six of their classic pork-filled guys.

In Chinatown, there are 10 gates that have been built in the traditional Chinese style. We didn’t get to finish walking all the gates and streets as there are more places to visit in Yokohama.

Entrance Fee: Free

Yamashita Park

Want to see some autumn foliage in Yokohama? The Yamashita Park is indeed the best place to see them. The tree comes to lives where many of its trees are magically transformed into an array of bright and beautiful autumn colors.

Famous for its luminous yellow and deep red colored leaves, this park`s impressive autumn foliage provides one last chance to enjoy the great outdoors before the onset of winter.

Entrance Fee: Free

Cosmo Clock 21

You are able to spot the Cosmo Clock 21 after you exit the Cup Noodle Museum. The Cosmo Clock 21 is located at Yokohama Cosmo World – a mini amusement park, where there are various other games to enjoy too. The Cosmo Clock 21 is able to see the Mt Fuji from afar, however, due to the bad weather we didn’t get to see it. However, we are still able to enjoy the sunset of Yokohama which is wonderful.

Entrance Fee: 400 yen for the Cosmo Clock 21 ride only.

xoxo, Joe

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