Best Yokohama Shore Excursions, Day Trips & Tours from Cruise Port
Particularly, the port of Yokohama is the main gateway for cruise ship passengers to visit Tokyo, the capital of Japan. However, it does not mean that Yokohama is the lack of interesting attractions. On the contrary, this city is full of tasty flavors but uncrowded and peaceful atmosphere. Thus, Yokohama draws an impressive number of visitors each year enjoy sightseeing tours to dozens of highlights. From the breezy seafront, scattered breweries, and neon-light walkable streets to sleepless jazz clubs, Yokohama shore excursions cover all.
- Minato Mirai – the new city center of Yokohama with a breathtaking skyline
- Yokohama Chinatown – the lively biggest Chinatown in the country
- Yamashita Park – enjoy the view overlooking Yokohama waterfront
- Ramen Museum – learn about this Japanese traditional dish
- Sankeien Garden – Japanese-style landscape garden with plants and idyllic ponds
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Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture and one of the most prominent port cities of Japan. This main commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area lies on Tokyo Bay and is now developing rapidly as Japan's second largest city. Yokohama Port was one of the very first to be opened to international trading in 1859. Now tours from Yokohama Port is growing in popularity as the best chance to visit some of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan. Especially the Yokohama Shore Excursions which will provide interesting schedules to visit famous places in Tokyo as well as Kamakura.
Attractions in Yokohama Shore Excursions
Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and the most populous metropolis in the world. Nowadays, Tokyo lies in almost everyone's must-travel list because it offers an unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture, and dining to its visitors. Taking Tokyo tours from Yokohama Port is becoming one of the top-rated requests to discover this glamorous city. Here are some suggestions for the best places to visit in Tokyo we have prepared for you.
Toyosu Fishery Market
Toyosu Fishery Market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market opened in 2018 on the man-made island of Toyosu in the Bay of Tokyo. The huge wholesale market comprises of three main buildings connected together by walkways. In the market, visitors can observe some of the market action including tuna auctions and enjoy good meals at restaurants across the market.
Imperial Palace Plaza
Imperial Palace Plaza was built on the former site of Edo Castle which is a large park-like area in Chiyoda ward of Tokyo. In World War Two, the palace was destroyed and later rebuilt in the same style. Its complex consists of the main palace, the residence of Japan's Imperial Family, an archive, museums, and administrative offices. In front of the Imperial Palace is the Nijubashi, two bridges – one made from stone, and another is wooden – together form an entrance to the inner palace grounds. Visitors can also take a walk in the Imperial Palace East Gardens with significant traditional Japanese style remarks.
Ginza Shopping Area
Ginza, one of the most bustling shopping area in Japan, is a district of Chuo together with Nihonbashi and Kanda formed downtown center of Edo-Tokyo. It is said to be one of the most expensive and luxurious streets in the world and has long been the home to various international brands, department stores, art galleries, night clubs, boutiques, restaurants, and coffeehouses. Ginza is also known as one of the most expensive areas in Japan when one square meter of land in the district's center can worth more than ten million yen!
Asakusa Senso-ji Temple
Asakusa Senso-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa and one of the oldest temples in Japan. Once it was rebuilt after the destruction of the Second World War, its original beginning dated back to the year 645, making it over 1,400 years old. From the entrance to the temple, the enormous Thunder Gate with hanging lamps leads visitors to experience Nakamise Shopping Arcade where you can buy souvenirs and try on some Japanese sweets and snacks.
Passing the Hozomon Gate, visitors can see Asakusa Kannon Temple, one of the most iconic temples in Japan. It is the home to the statue of Kannon, which was found 1400 years ago and buried deep in the ground inside the temple by the fishermen and no one has actually seen it since. Sensoji Temple is also where various events are held throughout the year. The biggest of them is the annual festival of the Asakusa Shrine held in May – the Sanja Matsuri.
Metropolitan Government Building
Metropolitan Government Building is growing in popularity among visitors its free observation decks which offer breathtaking views of the entire Tokyo and even Mount Fuji, Meiji Shrine and Tokyo Dome in clear weather conditions. The building located in Shinjuku is 243 meters tall. It consists of three structures. The tallest is the Tokyo Metropolitan Main building No.1, a 48-story tower. The other two are the eight-story Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building and the Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No.2 with 37 stories including three below ground. In each observatory, there is a café and souvenir shops opened to the public. The North Observatory remains open later at night, making it a popular spot to enjoy night views of the city.
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Meiji Jingu Shrine, located in Shibuya, Tokyo, is a shrine completed in 1920 to dedicate to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort. During the Second World War, the shrine was destroyed but was rebuilt shortly after. Together with the Yoyogi Park nearby, both help to create a large forested area within the densely built-up city. The shrine grounds are pretty vast making it an ideal place to take a relaxing walk.
Shibuya Shopping Street
An unbelievable number of 2.8 million people pouring across the streets from different directions has made Shibuya one of the most bustling intersection in the world! Shibuya is known as Tokyo’s most trendy district and it is home to Japanese young culture embraced in a number of shopping malls, fashion boutiques, clothes shops, bars, clubs, restaurants. It takes only a few minutes from the train station to get to Shibuya 109 shopping mall - the legendary shopping haunt where the latest fashion trends begin.
What to Do & See in Kamakura
Not only Tokyo but also Kamakura is another destination included in the Yokohama Shore Excursions offering the opportunity to visit some of the most renowned landmarks here. Kamakura is a small city located in the Kanagawa Prefecture which is a popular tourist attraction in Japan for its typical temples, shrines, and other historical monuments as well as attractive sand beaches in the summer.
Kotokuin Temple is most famous for the Great Buddha, an 11.31-meter bronze statue of the Buddha, constructed in 1252. Or often known as the Kamakura Daibutsu, it is the only statue of Buddha in Kamakura that is designated as a national treasure and has long been the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan. Because of typhoons and a tsunami in the 14th and 15th centuries, the statue is now standing in the open air instead of the original location inside the large temple hall.
Resides on Kannon Mountain, Hasedera Kannon is a temple of the Jodo sect, famous for its eleven-headed statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. It is known as one of the largest wooden Buddhist statues in Japan with an incredible height of 9.18 meters. It is also said to be carved from the same tree as the similarly tall Kannon statue worshiped at the Hasedera Temple in Nara Prefecture. Just a few walks from the main hall is the Kannon Museum where visitors can take a look at various displays of the temple's treasures, including Buddhist statues, a temple bell, and a picture scroll.
Hokokuji Temple is known as a small temple of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism. It is famous for the beautiful, small bamboo grove behind the temple's main hall, which lies thick with over 2000 dark green bamboo stalks. A few narrow pathways lead through the bamboo to a tea house where offers visitors a great atmosphere to sit and enjoy a cup of matcha tea. Also behind the temple, a series of shallow caves can be found which are believed to hold the ashes of some of the later Ashikaga lords.
Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine
Considered Kamakura's most important shrine, Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine was founded by Minamoto Yoriyoshi in 1063. It is established as a dedication to Hachiman – the patron god of the Minamoto family. It occupies a huge area consisting of a number of sub-shrines and several museums. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu can be accessed through the picturesque, cherry-tree lined Wakamiya-Oji leading from Yuigahama Beach south to the shrine. It draws millions of visitors for various interesting events held throughout the year at the shrine, especially during the New Year holidays.
Komachi-dori Shopping street
Komachi-dori Shopping Street is a fashionable street or often known as shopping heaven situated in the middle of an ancient city. This is where visitors can grab some typical souvenirs from various trendy boutiques as well as experience the gourmet cuisine. Visitors can walk around while tasting Japanese snacks and sweets especially the ‘shirasu’- a local delicacy in surrounded restaurants.