Museums and Galleries Walking Tour, Yokohama

Museums and Galleries Walking Tour, Yokohama

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.
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Museums and Galleries Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Museums and Galleries Walking Tour
Guide Location: Japan » Yokohama (See other walking tours in Yokohama)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 km
Author: vickyc
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Yokohama Civic Art Gallery

1) Yokohama Civic Art Gallery

The Yokohama Civic Art Gallery is housed in a large building near the Kannai station. It displays works of contemporary Japanese artists, including those avant-garde from the 1960s-80s, featuring oil paintings, sculptures, prints, calligraphy, watercolors and other beautiful and sometimes unusual art pieces.

Operation hours: 10 am - 6 pm; Last entry at 5:30...   view more
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Silk Museum

2) Silk Museum (must see)

Asia is the home of silk and Japan has always been famous for its silk trade. The Silk Museum of Yokohama was opened in 1959. It provides insight into the science and technology of silk production, from cocoons making the precious material to beautiful costumes. Museums of this kind are few and far between.

Operation hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm Closed: Mondays (except national Holidays); Year-end and New Year Dec.28 -...   view more
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Yokohama Customs Museum

3) Yokohama Customs Museum (must see)

The Yokohama Customs Museum provides evidence of corruption in Yokohama in the early years of the port. The display includes contraband items, and describes dishonest methods for sidestepping the customs. The museum edifice was built in 1936 and is called "the Queen". Its mosque-like tower is a prominent landmark of Yokohama.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4...   view more
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Red Brick Warehouse

4) Red Brick Warehouse (must see)

The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is a historical building that is currently used as a complex that includes a shopping mall, banquet hall, and event venues. The complex, officially known as the Newport Pier Tax Keeping Warehouse, was originally used as customs buildings, and has two sections: Warehouse No.1 and No.2.

Building No. 1 is currently regarded as a cultural facility, and is utilized as an event venue for art exhibitions, film festivals, musical competitions and plays. Building No....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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BankART Studio NYK

5) BankART Studio NYK (must see)

BankART Studio NYK is set in the NYK Waterfront Warehouse built in 1952. It was a bank initially; now it provides space for art exhibitions. There are temporary exhibitions of both local artists and those from abroad. You can see diverse works of art here, including video, installation, photography, painting and sculpture.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 11...   view more
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NYK Maritime Museum

6) NYK Maritime Museum (must see)

The NYK Maritime Museum is one of the most visited museums in Yokohama. It is situated on the waterfront. Here you can learn about the history of shipping in Japan. The displays include model ships, uniforms, photos, furnishings, biographies of ship captains, and there is also a library with books on maritime topics. The museum shop sells souvenirs.

Opening hours: 10 am - 5 pm; Last entry at 4:30 pm; Closed on Monday (open if...   view more
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Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

7) Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

The Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History, founded in the year 1880 was earlier a Japanese bank, which played a significant role in Japanese trade with China. In year 1947 the bank was rebuild to a museum.
Nowadays the museum exhibits a rich collection of artifacts on the history and culture of Yokohama. Visitors to the museum may also take advantage of the in-house library.

Operation hours: 9:30 am - 5 pm; Admission until 30 minutes before...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Nippon Maru Ship Museum

8) Nippon Maru Ship Museum (must see)

Nippon Maru Ship is said to be "swan on the Pacific Ocean." It was built in 1930 and is now a ship museum. Prior to that, it was a training ship for apprentice sailors. The ship became a museum largely due to its well-preserved original design. When on board, make sure to visit the Captain's Cabin, the Officer's Salon and a merchant marine classroom.

Opening hours: 10 am - 5 pm; Last entry at 4:30 pm; Closed on Monday (Tuesday if Sunday or Monday is public...   view more
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Yokohama Museum of Art

9) Yokohama Museum of Art (must see)

Yokohama Museum of Art founded in 1989, is located in the futuristic Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city next to the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Japan.

The building which houses the Yokohama Museum of Art was designed by Kenzo Tange, the Japanese architect who won the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. The structure is described as an "attractive and spacious building " that is "airy and well-lit". The museum has works by many influential and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Sogo Museum of Art

10) Sogo Museum of Art

The Sogo Museum of Art is situated within the Sogo Department Store on the 6th floor. It displays works of art by both Japanese and foreign authors. Here you may see some fine ceramics - tea objects and vases - including those created by Handeishi. Also on display are calligraphy and photographs.

Operation hours: 10 am - 20 pm; Last entry: 7:30...   view more

Walking Tours in Yokohama, Japan

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
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
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
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
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
Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Yokohama

Children's Attractions Walking Tour in 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km