Shopping Walking Tour in Yokohama, Yokohama (Self Guided)

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.
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Shopping Walking Tour in Yokohama Map

Guide Name: Shopping Walking Tour in Yokohama
Guide Location: Japan » Yokohama (See other walking tours in Yokohama)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: vickyc
Motomachi Shopping Street

1) Motomachi Shopping Street (must see)

There is a district of Yokohama famed for its Motomachi shopping street. This place is very popular with tourists. The area bears the signs of heavy western influence and is lined with many boutiques, shops and outlets. Alongside western-type boutiques, there are fashionable stores that sell designer clothes known as "hama tora", which means "Yokohama traditional".
Yokohama Dai Sekai

2) Yokohama Dai Sekai

Yokohama Dai Sekai is a big building in Chinatown, Yokohama. Among other things it provides great shopping for Chinese souvenirs, as there is a large Chinese Gift shop and the DASKA Market on the 1st and 2nd floors. You can even shop around wearing a real Chinese dress available for rent.
Chinatown Shopping

3) Chinatown Shopping (must see)

Yokohama's Chinatown is packed with various shops that attract tourists and locals in their numbers. People come here in search of Chinese handicrafts and souvenirs, dried goods, coffee and tea. Also there are many Chinese restaurants in the area serving finger-licking Chinese delicacies.
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. 2 houses a shopping mall and restaurant arcade, and a balcony from which visitors can view the harbour opened on the 3rd floor in 2007. Other sightseeing spots including Yokohama Chinatown, Minato Mirai 21, and Yamashita Park are located nearby.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
Flea Market

5) Flea Market (must see)

The flea market in Yokohama is set in the tourist area of Nippon-maru Memorial Park. Nearby is the symbol of Yokohama port - the Nippon-maru Ship - nowadays a museum. This flea market can be a treasure trove for those anxious to find something unique. The market is held once a month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Yokohama Memories

6) Yokohama Memories

Yokohama Memories is a small, but noteworthy, gift and souvenir shop. It is situated on the 5th floor of Japan's tallest building, the Landmark Plaza. Yokohama Memories sells traditional candies, local foodstuffs, and special souvenirs of the Landmark Tower and the Minato Mirai district of Yokohama. In this shop you may find gifts for everyone, suiting every pocket and taste.

Operation hours: 10 am - 8 pm

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
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
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
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
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

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.