4 HOUR PRIVATE WALKING CLASS - ¥35,000
Often overlooked by gargantuan Tokyo, Yokohama has an equally appealing and interesting flavor all on its own. It was in fact in Yokohama where Japan first opened its doors to outside trade at the end of the 19th century, bringing with it a wave of foreign influence and charm. Located a quick 30 minutes away by train from central Tokyo, Yokohama is a hidden gem in nature, offering spectacular views of the surrounding marina and a glimpse into a vibrant set of different neighborhoods.
This excursion will begin by positioning you directly in front of one of the best views of Minato Mirai, Yokohama’s iconic skyline. Many of Yokohama’s most famous attractions, including the prominent ferris wheel, can be found in the expansive view before you. We will continue to head south along the waterfront, showing you a smorgasbord of various ambitious architecture developments, from renovated century-old warehouses to the Blade-Runner-esque Osanbashi pier.
Find yourself next in one of Asia’s biggest Chinatowns, oftentimes ranked as one of the best in the world in terms of size, street layout, and majestic temples scattered along it. Yokohama’s Chinatown is pulsating with energy, with kanji neons buzzing above and street food vendors handing out piping hot meat buns below. Your camera has an incredible amount of subjects to work with, photos waiting to be taken at every corner. From the people to the smells to the architecture, Chinatown can allow for an eye-opening experience revealing stark differences between Chinese and Japanese cultures.