Home » The best of Yokohama in 1 day [2024]

The best of Yokohama in 1 day [2024]

Yokohama chinatown


Booking.com Search FlightsImage
Yokohama, famous for its extensive China Town, is a Japanese city south of Tokyo; it was one of the first Japanese ports opened to foreign trade in 1859. Yokohama is the most populated area outside of Tokyo, with an estimated 3.7 million people!

So you can see why the station is one of the busiest in the world and is always bustling with people. So here is what you should do to explore Yokohama in 1 day.

Yokohama chinatown

Things to know before you explore Yokohama in 1 day 

Getting there 

Tokyo to Yokohama by train

Tokyo to Yokohama by car

It is pretty easy to drive (I have driven myself in the past), it should take approximately 30 minutes, and parking is simple too. There are a few parking stations close to Chinatown. If you choose to hire a car, then try booking.com for all your rental needs.

Weather – Yokohama in 1 day 

Yokohama has a humid subtropical climate. Summer (Jun-Sep) and so it is hot. On the other hand, winter (Dec–Feb) is mild and, on rare occasions, can snow.



Where to stay to explore Yokohama in 1 day 

yokohama bay sheraton

Your day starts here to explore Yokohama


An early morning stroll through Motomachi shopping street will see you walk back in time. The road was established in 1888 when many foreign visitors arrived at the Yokohama seaport, where east met west.

This street will see you walking along cobbled streets and browsing the little boutiques that make you feel like you are in a town in Europe. 

Yokohama Chinatown

Spend a few hours enjoying Japan’s largest Chinatown and discovering many shops and restaurants. This bustling area is always busy, but you will see loads of queues for many restaurants and food vendors at lunchtime. 

Things to eat – You can not go past trying the pandaman chocolate steamed buns, which is what people head to Chinatown to try. 

Yokohama chinatown

Yokohama Cosmo World

CLOCK FERRIS WHEEL Yokohama in 1 day

Cup Noodle Museum

Things to eat – Stop for lunch at this great location with the many different types of noodle choices (or make your own). For more information, check out Cup Noodle Factory. 

Cup noodle museum

Yokohama Station

Sobu Restaurant yokohama in 1 day

The highlight of the day – While at Yokohama Station, ensure you arrive during rush hour. The number of people will astound you! I always thought the Shibuya crossing was hectic until I caught a train during rush hour at this station. 

Would you like to read about more Asia Destinations?

Everything you should know about Halong Bay cruise in 2024
Your dream trip to the Maldives this 2024
Pin it for later!

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I hope this post has given you the information you need. If you have any recommendations, tips or advice, I would love for you to share them in the comment section below!

Other things you need to know



  • Paula Barreca Barnes

    So 17 years ago, my husband and I set off with our little family in tow, embarking on a short-term assignment in Taiwan. Although without any knowledge of expat life or the Taiwanese culture, we took the chance and decided this would be an exciting little adventure; little did we know it changed the direction of our lives forever.

    View all posts

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *