Kanagawa | 5.0h
A Beautiful Western Town, Perched upon a Hill
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Visit the historic Western neighbourhood of Yokohama

Japan isolated itself from the rest of the world, from 1639 for 200 years, and finally opened its doors again in 1854. The first port that had contact with foreign countries and cultures was Yokohama. It is for this reason that Yokohama has a number of landmarks that have been heavily influenced by Western style architecture, and it holds rich maritime and cultural histories. The Western style buildings are perched upon a hill with a magnificent view of the Port of Yokohama. Today, these historically and architecturally valuable buildings are open to the public and you can visit them for free. The hill is worth a visit, with its floral gardens, beautiful buildings and magnificent views!

Highlights

・Look down from the top of the hill, on the beautiful view of Yokohama's port, factories and architecture.
・Visit the well-kept Western garden and the historic Western style buildings which are over 100 years old.
・Peek into the lives of the people who used to live in these Western houses, for free!
・Try on Western style classic dresses and pose for a photo.
・In May to June and October to November, you can enjoy the roses at full bloom in the rose garden.
・If you are interetsed in shopping, your otomo tour guide will take you to a shopping street.

Attractions

・America Yama Park
・Minato-no-mieru-oka Park
・Iwasaki Museum
・The Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
・Yamate Museum
・Berric Hall
・Yamate Italian Garden

Notes

・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.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of the coffee shop, Doutor, outside the Central Ticket Gate at the JR line, Yokohama Station

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