Discover Yokohama's beautiful architecture and the stories behind it
Yokohama is known to be an elegant and beautiful area, but there is a strong historic background as to why the buildings in this city are deeply influenced by Western architecture. After 200 years of national isolation, Japan finally opened its doors to the world in 1854, which brought about the age of civilization and enlightenment. Yokohama Port was the first port in Japan to connect to the rest of the world. It has since been at the forefront of the move to adopt foreign cultures. On this tour you will be led through an area of high-rise modern office buildings to a place where old Western buildings are clustered together, and finally, dropped off at a port with a picturesque view.
・Visit the Yokohama Three Towers, known as the King, Queen and Jack.
・Enjoy Yokohama's impressive architectures.
・Feel the area's rich history as you walk through the buildings that are open to the public as museums and galleries.
・Some buildings will make you think they were wedding venues!
・There are galleries where you can discover the history of the opening of Yokohama Port if you are seeking some historical knowledge.
・Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
・NYK Maritime Museum
・Kanagawa Prefectural Government Office Main Building
・Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall
・Yokohama Archives of History
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.
Please bring at least JPY 1,200 with you (per person) on the day to cover your travel expenses, entrance fees and other necessary costs.
*(money for souvenir shopping is not included)
In front of the coffee shop, Dotour, outside the Central Ticket Gate at the JR line, Yokohama Station