Welcome to the Port of Yokohama, Japan!
Cruise port information
• The Port of Yokohama was opened in 1859 as Japan’s first modern international trade port and has now become the No.1 cruise port in Japan.
• The port, conveniently located within Tokyo Bay and surrounded by a rich assortment of tourist attractions, both modern and cultural, plays a vital role as the gateway port for metropolitan Tokyo as well as Eastern and Northern Japan.
(The Port of Yokohama conveniently lies 11 sea miles closer to the Pacific Ocean than the Port of Tokyo.)
• With the completion of our state-of-the-art International Passenger Terminal in 2002, which also has easy access to expressways and airports, they are now committed to welcoming and capable of accommodating almost all cruise ships.
• Japanese Yen
Local dining & dishes to try
• Yokohama has one of Japan’s most diverse culinary traditions. From Chinatown to Noge’s tiny eateries, there is something for everyone.
• Visit one of the world’s largest Chinatowns or izakaya pubs in Noge where you can enjoy yakitori and Japanese sake. You can also choose from Michelin-rated high end Japanese or Western restaurants, trendy cafes, or value restaurants like ramen or okonomiyaki.
• Yokohama is a treasure trove of firsts in Japan in terms of foods because it was among the first cities in the country to open its doors and accept Western culture. In addition to Western imports like ice cream and beer, Yokohama also has a number of Yokohama things that were actually invented right here.
Experience Japan’s Cultural Awakening with Gyu-nabe
• Ohtanawanoren, a restaurant in the city, continues to serve gyu-nabe, a hot pot, and Japanese take on beef stew, made with beef cubed like dice, miso and green onions all stewed over an earthen charcoal brazier in a specially made shallow pot. Other long-storied restaurants famous for their gyu-nabe include Janomeya and Arai-ya, first established in the late 1800s.
Yokohama is where Napolitan and Seafood Doria were invented
• Napolitan is a popular pasta dish created in Yokohama. The dish is said to have been first invented by the Shigetada Irie, Head Chef of Hotel New Grand, a classic hotel, and symbol of the city. After the end of World War II, the chef saw Occupation Forces pour ketchup over boiled pasta, so he came up with an idea to make the dish more appetizing by adding garlic and onions that go perfectively with tomato sauce.
Bashamichi Ice – A Taste of Meiji Era
• Ice cream in Japan is said to have started as “Aisukurin” made by Fusazo Machida at Bashamichi in Yokohama back in 1869. Today’s recipe for Bashamichi Ice, which is adjusted a bit for modern pallets, features a simple taste that is somehow nostalgic at the same time. You can taste it for yourself at a shop located in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.
(Yokohama Bashamichi Ice)
Getting around with local transportation
Average High/Low Temperature: Tokyo
Average High/Low Temperature: Yokohama
Yokohama International Cruise Port Shuttle Service to/from Tokyo
Enjoy a comfortable and a hassle-free shuttle ride connecting Yokohama International Port and central Tokyo. A great door-to-door transfer from the port to your hotel.
Whether you are returning from a cruise or going on a cruise from the Yokohama International Port, get a direct transfer to or from your hotel in the 15 wards of Tokyo. Be greeted by the staff to bring you to your destination comfortably. Great for families or those traveling in groups or even solo travellers.