Walking Tour of Kanazawa, Yokohama, Yokohama (Self Guided)

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.
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Walking Tour of Kanazawa, Yokohama Map

Guide Name: Walking Tour of Kanazawa, Yokohama
Guide Location: Japan » Yokohama (See other walking tours in Yokohama)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 km
Author: vickyc
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Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

1) Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise (must see)

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is a new-generation amusement park, one of the most popular in Asia. Sea Paradise is a complex of sea attractions, which include the biggest aquarium in Japan - Aqua Museum, exhilarating amusement rides and the Blue Fall. There are specialty shops and restaurants in a very beautiful natural setting.
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Umi-no-Koen Park and Beach

2) Umi-no-Koen Park and Beach

Umi-no-Koen translates as "seaside park" and is a very popular spot in Yokohama with very beautiful beach and crystal-clear sea. There are many cheap restaurants and cafes in the park. You may get to see people from all parts of the globe there.
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Shomyoji Temple

3) Shomyoji Temple

Shomyoji is a ShingonRitsu Buddhist Temple in Kanazawa that dates back to 1258. It has a splendid Jodo-style garden, Ajiike Pond and gates. This place is especially beautiful in spring, when the cherries blossom, much as in autumn. The temple and the garden are regarded as the land of Perfect Bliss.
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Kanazawa Bunko Museum

4) Kanazawa Bunko Museum

The Kanazawa Bunko museum features a private collection of traditional Japanese and Chinese art objects, which is made accessible to the general public. Among the exhibits are some amazing collections of fine art, historic and cultural artifacts. Some of them date back as far as the 13th century. There are portraits of priests and the Hojo family, the first founders of the museum. Here, you may also get to see sculptures and excellent pottery from old times. The Kanazawa Bunko was originally a library, which it still is today primarily. It was one of the two most important centers of learning in medieval Japan. The library has some priceless Buddhist writings. In front of the building is a beautiful pond. The museum is maintained by the Shomyo-ji Temple.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday and holidays: 9 am - 4:30 pm; Monday: closed (open if holiday); closed December 29 - January 3
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Seto Syugetsu

5) Seto Syugetsu

Seto Syugetsu is a religious site in Kanazawa, set very close to the bay. The complex features typical Japanese gates, statues of mythological figures and is surrounded by a garden. Seto Syugetsu is an active place of worship, so there is always somebody on the site offering prayers.
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Kanazawa-Hakkei Station

6) Kanazawa-Hakkei Station

Kanazawa-Hakkei is a train station surrounded with many attractions. It stretches along the bay very close to a beautiful pier that goes far into the bay waters. The pier is lined with trees on both sides and ends up with a small round platform, upon which stands a kind of shrine. From there opens a terrific view of the nearby city bridges.
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Nojima Koen Park-Island

7) Nojima Koen Park-Island

The Nojima Koen Park is set on an island amid Hiragata Bay. There, on top of the hill is an observation tower providing magnificent views of the faraway Tanzawa Range, the Boso Peninsula and mountains. The island's picturesque landscape is captured in the famous "Evening Glow at Nojima" picture.

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

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Kamakura Temples Walking Tour

Kamakura Temples Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 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
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
Shopping Walking Tour in Yokohama

Shopping Walking Tour in Yokohama

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 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.