Yokohama Everyday Life Walking Tour (Self Guided), Yokohama

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.
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Yokohama Everyday Life Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Yokohama Everyday Life Walking Tour
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: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: vickyc
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Kannai Station

1) Kannai Station

Kannai Station is one of the busiest train stations in Yokohama, set right in the heart of the city. It is a perfect spot to see the locals go about their daily routine. Many of them work in Tokyo and thus have to hurry up to the station every day to catch a commuter train to the capital.
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Chinatown

2) Chinatown (must see)

Yokohama Chinatown history is about 150 years long. Today only a few Chinese people still live in Chinatown, but it has a population of about 3,000 to 4,000. Most of the residents are from Guangzhou (Canton) but many come from other regions.

Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown not only in Japan but also in Asia (larger than Chinatowns in both Kobe and Nagasaki) and it is one of the largest in the world. There are roughly 250 Chinese-owned/themed shops and restaurants scattered throughout the district, with the highest concentration centered around a 300 square metre area.

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

3) Kanteibyo Temple

Yokohama Kanteibyo or Guanditempel Yokohama is a Taoist temple in Yokohama Chukagai dedicated to the Chinese god Guandi. In 1871 the temple was built by Chinese immigrants. It is set in Chinatown and represents a historic site that lures tourists. It dates back to 1887 and is also very interesting from an architectural point of view. Annually, on the anniversary of Guandi there are held many festivities in this area. There are parades with Chinese dance, traditional Dragon-dance and Lion-dance. There are also great prayer ceremonies organized.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Motomachi and Yamate Area

4) Motomachi and Yamate Area

Since Yokohama opened as a trade port many foreigners settled down in this city. Most of the western guests chose the region of the Yamata Hill to built residential houses and open businesses. At the foot of Yamate hills is lying the Motomachi Street, famous for being a great shopping area. Both the street and the residential space have occidental looks and architecture.
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Motomachi Park

5) Motomachi Park

Motomachi Park is a grassy, wooded calm place, situated close to the famous Motomachi shopping street. In the past, the place was filled with European offices; some of the European houses remain even today. Nowadays it is a nice place where locals come for a walk or swim in the park's swimming pool. Another attraction here is the Ellisman Mansion, a live museum of life in the so-called Golden Years, before the 1923 earthquake.
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Yokohama Port

6) Yokohama Port

Yokohama is a port city. Its history goes back to 1859. Many of Yokohama residents depend on the sea for their living. The local port is well-equipped and is quite busy during the day with cargoes up- and down-loaded rather frequently. If interested, you may come to see the local sailors and fishermen at work, or observe the famous Yokohama Bay Bridge carrying people to Tokyo.

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.
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: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
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 or 4.1 Miles
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 or 3.5 Miles
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: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
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: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles
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 or 3.8 Miles