Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Yokohama, Yokohama

Yokohama has many unique attractions for children. There are special museums for kids, amusement parks with the latest technology, the zoo with rare animals, etc. This self-guided tour will lead you through these and other exceptional places that all children are sure to enjoy.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Yokohama Map

Guide Name: Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Yokohama
Guide Location: Japan » Yokohama (See other walking tours in Yokohama)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 4
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: vickyc
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Nogeyama Zoo

1) Nogeyama Zoo (must see)

Nogeyama Zoo is a small zoo situated in the Nogeyama park. There are about 1400 animals of 100 different species. The zoo is famous for its Red Pandas. The entrance to the zoo is free. There is a mini-zoo for children, where children are allowed to feed and touch animals. It is open from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and is closed on Mondays.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Yokohama Stadium

2) Yokohama Stadium (must see)

Yokohama Stadium opened in 1978 and holds 30,000 people.

It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the Yokohama BayStars. The stadium is unique, because it features dirt around the bases and pitcher's mound, but with dirt colored turf infield and base paths. The entire green portion of the field is now turf. The stadium is one of only three venues in Japan, with an American look, the others are Kobe Sports Park Baseball Stadium in Kobe and Mazda Stadium in Hiroshima.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Yokohama Doll Museum

3) Yokohama Doll Museum (must see)

The Yokohama Doll Museum is a true lure for kids. There are about 13,000 dolls from all over the world, including folk dolls and modern dolls. Some of the dolls are of historical value. The museum can tell you about the history of Yokohama, as there is a connection between the dolls and the city. Here you can also learn about the practice of doll exchange between nations.

Operation hours: 10 am - 6:30 pm; Closed: Mondays (open if holiday), year end & new year holidays
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Yokohama Cosmo World Amusement Park

4) Yokohama Cosmo World Amusement Park (must see)

The Cosmo World is a modern amusement park set in the harbor of Yokohama. There are 27 fun attractions. Its Ferris wheel is the largest in the world and never fails to impress the visitors. It is called Cosmo Clock 21. The Clock can take 480 passengers at a time and stands 112 meters tall! One rotation of the 100-metre diameter wheel takes 15 minutes; it looks particularly magical at night when it is illuminated and the lights change their colors. The attractions here are high-tech and three-dimensional.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Yokohama, Japan

Create Your Own Walk in Yokohama

Create Your Own Walk in Yokohama

Creating your own self-guided walk in Yokohama is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Located near Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Yokohama is a newer type of city distinguished by its lavish shopping scene and giant buildings. It is a home to a number of museums, highly-evolved seafront Minato Mirai district and picturesque Chinatown. A visit to Yokohama makes a fresh break from the neighboring Tokyo. Take this orientation walk to enjoy your trip to Yokohama to the maximum.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Shopping Walking Tour in Yokohama

Shopping Walking Tour in Yokohama

Yokohama is a paradise for shopping lovers. This cosmopolitan city offers exclusive shopping areas. Bargaining is commonplace in this part of Japan. Follow our guide to the most popular shopping streets and venues of Yokohama.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

Yokohama is the second largest city of Japan. There are many small museums and art galleries in the city, some of which are specific to Asia, like the Silk Museum. This self-guided tour covers all the most popular museums and galleries in Yokohama.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 km
Walking Tour of Kanazawa, Yokohama

Walking Tour of Kanazawa, Yokohama

Kanazawa is a district in the southernmost part of Yokohama. Founded in 1948, it has several must-see attractions, such as Sea Paradise, a museum, temples and very beautiful parks. Follow this guide to find your way to Kanazawa's most popular sites.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 km
Yokohama Everyday Life Walking Tour

Yokohama Everyday Life Walking Tour

Yokohama is a metropolis near Tokyo. Despite vicinity to the capital, life here is more relaxed and not as chaotic as one would imagine. This guide is to give you insight into the everyday life of the people of Yokohama.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Kamakura Temples Walking Tour

Kamakura Temples Walking Tour

There are many historic Buddhist temples near Yokohama, some of which are listed as national heritage. The most significant of them are concentrated in the town of Kamakura. This self-guided tour will lead you through some of these historic religious sites that reveal the culture, tradition and beliefs of the East.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Yokohama for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Yokohama has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Yokohama, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.