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About Yokohama

Just half an hour south of Tokyo, Yokohama is Japan's second-largest city. Originally a fishing village, this metropolis of three million people grew to become a key trading port — one of the first to open up to international trade in 1859. Modern-day Yokohama is a cosmopolitan waterfront city with a lively cultural and foodie scene. It’s an ideal base for business trips or city breaks with accommodation options to suit a wide range of of tastes and budgets. Check out our list of the best places to stay in Yokohama as you start planning your journey.

Appealingly walkable, with its wide streets and distinct neighbourhoods, Yokohama is great fun to explore on foot or by bicycle. Stroll around bustling Chinatown, popping into quirky boutiques, sampling delectable cuisine at some of the 200+ eateries, or delving into the area’s history with a guided tour. Other highlights include the Sankei-en Garden, known for its plant life and well-preserved heritage residences, and the seaside Minato Mirai district. Ascend the 296m Landmark Tower for panoramic views, visit the Yokohama Port Museum or explore the Museum of Art and the curious Cupnoodles Museum. Walks in Harbour View Park also come highly recommended.

Increasingly popular with international travellers, the best places to stay in Yokohama can fill up fast. Book your trip well in advance.

The Best Places to Stay in Yokohama

For Classic Glamour

  • Hotel New Grand dates back to 1927. Overlooking Yamashita Park and the waterfront, it's also well-located for exploring Chinatown on foot. Elegant rooms and shared spaces hark back to a different era, with high ceilings, rich fabrics and impressive chandeliers. For romantics and history buffs.

For High-Rise Luxury

  • Hotel Intercontinental Yokohama Grand sits appealingly close to the waterfront. Expect contemporary rooms with panoramic views from high above the city, lively bars and eateries and a large indoor swimming pool. Families are well catered for, but this can also be a great business choice.
  • The Yokohama Bay Hotel sits within a complex of designer boutiques, looking towards the port. Sophisticated style is largely monochromatic, with crisp, clean lines and lots of glass. Taste global cuisines at the in-house restaurants, unwind in the pool or hop on the ferris wheel at the nearby Cosmo World amusement park as a family. A swish city hotel.
  • Yokohama Royal Park Hotel houses 600+ rooms from the 52nd floor (and above) of the Landmark Tower. Expect dazzling views - particularly from the Sirius Lounge, on the 70th floor. With a fitness centre, swimming pool, spa and two restaurants, this is a hugely luxurious Yokohama hotel.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Tokyo's Haneda International Airport or to Narita International Airport and travel to Yokohama by high-speed train in less than an hour.
  • Yokohama is best navigated by public transport, but you may want to drive if you're exploring beyond the city itself. Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Summers can be hot and humid, with temperatures hovering around 28°C, but the weather is beautiful and this is the most popular time to visit. For a quieter trip and great hotel deals, we'd recommend travelling in spring or autumn.



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Best Hotels in Yokohama

  • Hotel New Grand Yokohama (Kanagawa) 238 rooms from £110

    Other Activities  -  Wander through lively Yokohama Chukagai (Chinatown), sampling food from a huge range of eateries
    City Style  -  An elegant property with an impressive history in Yokohama; great for classic design lovers
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the traditional Yokohama Sankeien Garden.
    Restaurant  -  Savour classic French cuisine at Le Normandie, and Italian food at Il Giardino
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    One of Yokohama's leading hotels since 1927, this majestic property offers a real sense of timeless glamour. Boasting elegant reception rooms and a chic restaurant perfect for romantic evenings, it's a romantic choice. Rooms are classically designed and spacious. A stand-out landmark hotel. See More

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  • Hotel InterContinental Yokohama Grand Yokohama (Kanagawa) from £185

    Families  -  A family-friendly property offering babysitting and nannying services, children's menus, family suites and a big swimming pool
    Other Activities  -  Ride the nearby Cosmo Clock 21 ferris wheel for epic city views at the nearby Yokohama Cosmo World.
    Local exploring  -  A big hotel with extensive facilities in a central location, perfect for exploring Yokohama on foot
    Museums  -  The Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum makes for a fun excursion.
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    An impressive property standing tall right in the heart of Yokohama. Smart rooms feature stunning city views, luxury bathrooms and chic clean design. Boasting numerous eateries, atmospheric bars and a well-equipped gym. Service is slick and attentive. Ideal for both business and pleasure. See More

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  • The Yokohama Bay Hotel Yokohama (Nishi-ku) 480 rooms from £236

    Local markets  -  Stroll through Yokohama's Chinatown (one of the largest in the world) and discover flavoursome local cuisine
    Local exploring  -  A luxury property located in the heart of the city, close to the waterfront as well as shops and restaurants
    Designer Shopping  -  The complex in which the hotel sits has both a department store and numerous luxury shops.
    Other Activities  -  The Yokohama Cosmo World amusement park makes for a fun day out with the family.
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    A luxury waterfront property boasting spectacular city views. Design is sophisticated throughout with a monochrome theme, plenty of glass and clean lines. A number of in-house restaurants cover world-wide cuisines and lounges provide a spot for a chic evening cocktail. Superb. See More

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  • Yokohama Royal Park Hotel Yokohama (Nishi-ku) 603 rooms from £267

    Great walks  -  Take a stroll in the traditionally designed Yamashita Park, overlooking the waterfront
    Business meetings  -  Meeting rooms and a central location make this an excellent business trip choice
    Designer Shopping  -  Find numerous luxury outlets in the nearby Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.
    City Style  -  A chic hotel boasting epic city views from within the Landmark Tower
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    A soaring skyscraper with a very central location and views of Yokohama Bay Bridge. Rooms mix traditional European charm with contemporary style; think floor-to-ceiling windows, soft olive hues and antique furniture. Two superb restaurants and a glamorous bar boast serious city views. Very chic. See More

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