Archive4 Hours Trips
Start at [Minatomirai Station]
1. Cupnoodles Museum
90 minutes (Admission: 500 yen for adults; some activities have additional fees and/or reservation requirements; please check the museum's English website below for details)
This museum celebrates the legacy of Momofuku Ando, founder of Nissin Food Products. He was the inventor of Chicken Ramen, which revolutionized the global food industry as the world's first instant ramen, and Cup Noodles, the first instant ramen served in a cup. The museum was designed to inspire the determined creative thinking that carried Ando to success, and as such it features many interactive and hands-on activities. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entry 5:00) year round except during New Year's holidays. It is closed on Tuesdays.
Option: My Cupnoodles Factory
45 minutes (300 yen/adult)
Here you can create your own original recipe Cupnoodles product. Design your own cup, and select one of four soup broths and four of 12 toppings. That's more than 5,000 possible flavour combinations!
2. Yamashita Park
30 minutes (Free)
A water taxi whisks you over the waves with panoramic views of Tokyo Bay and the Yokohama skyline, and drops you off at picturesque Yamashita Park. As you stroll its lawns and paths, you can enjoy views of Yokohama Bay Bridge and the bustling shipping of the Port of Yokohama. Dotted around the park are many interesting monuments that capture the cosmopolitan history of the city.
Option 1: Hikawamaru
60 minutes (Admission: 300 yen/adult)
This large ocean liner was known as the Queen of the Pacific during the 30 years she sailed after her maiden voyage in 1930. Charlie Chaplin was among the famous figures who were passengers in the Hikawamaru's heyday. Its elegant decor, which evokes the bygone era of transpacific ocean voyages, has been lovingly restored. The ship is now permanently docked at the park as a floating museum and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It is closed on Mondays.
Option 2: Yokohama Marine Tower
30 minutes (Admission: 750 yen/adult)
Yokohama Marine Tower, built in 1961 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama's port, stands 106 metres tall, topped by a two-story Observation Deck with 360-degree panoramic views of the Yokohama waterfront and cityscape. The views at night are particularly beautiful. It is open from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. (Last entry 10:00)
3. Yokohama Chinatown
Yokohama is home to one of the world's largest Chinatowns. It's packed with more than 600 shops, all within a radius of a few blocks, and it is a culinary paradise, offering everything from first-rate restaurants to stalls serving up Chinese street food classics. In key locations, you'll see colourful paifang, traditional Chinese decorative gates.
15 minutes (Admission: Free)
The colourful temple to Guan Yu, the renowned and deified general of ancient China, is a symbol of Yokohama Chinatown. It is brilliantly illuminated at night. There is no charge to enter the temple precincts, which are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
No English website available.