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Yokohama Japan Cruise Port

Location:

You arrive in the middle of bustling Chinatown.

The new state of the art cruise Osanbashi terminal. There is a public bus service every ten minutes (200 yen) between the passenger terminal and Yokohama Station, which is in downtown and is the hub for rail trips to Tokyo (about 40 km away) and other destinations.

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Hotels near the Cruise Terminal

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Sightseeing:

Yokohama is a cosmopolitan city that blends the old and the new, and Japanese and western cultures. Within walking distance from the passenger terminal, there are shopping districts, high-end hotels and a renowned Chinatown. A 10-minute bus ride will take you to Sankeien, a vast traditional Japanese garden, and to the Yokohama Noh Theater with a 19th century traditional noh stage.

The port and city of Yokohama are renowned for their warmhearted hospitality cultivated over a century through welcoming countless passenger vessels from around the world. Yokohama with its geographical advantage, extensive railroad networks and unique terminal that can offer efficiency to your operation can be an ideal logistic hub for various tours, whether sightseeing or dining or cultural activities in the Tokyo Metropolitan region.

Sankeien Garden is a vast genuine Japanese garden with an area of 180,000 square meters. Many of the buildings have been designated as national cultural properties. The garden comes alive with plum blossoms in winter, cherry blossoms and azaleas in spring, and the changing colors of leaves in autumn. You can enjoy nature as it changes with the seasons. 10 minutes by bus, ask in port for details.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

When you board a taxi, note that the vehicle's left rear door is opened and closed remotely by the driver. You are not supposed to open or close it by yourself. Furthermore, you are not supposed to tip taxi drivers, as the service is included in the price.

If you do not speak Japanese, or your destination is not a well known place, it is recommended to give your driver the precise address of your destination on a piece of paper or, even better, point it out on a map, since the Japanese address system can be confusing even to local taxi drivers.

Nearby Places:


Kamakura was the site of the feudal government (the ancient capital of Japan) 800 years ago. It is now a quiet cultural center with many sights of interest, especially temples and shrines including Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu built by the Shogun in 1180. Further south is the Daibutsu, or Great Buddha of Kamakura. It is 11.4 meters tall, the second highest Buddha statue in Japan. It is a national treasure but you can enter inside the statue. 60 minutes by bus.

Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is a national symbol. Hakone is one of the most famous hot spring resorts in Japan. It offers not only hot spring accommodation but also daily bathing facilities. Visiting a hot spring is very enjoyable. 120 minutes by bus. Excursions are offered by you cruise line.

Shopping and Food:

Yokohama also has many shopping spots for all fashions. Especially, Minato Mirai 21 has lots of large shopping malls. The west side of Yokohama has all kinds of entertainment, music, fashion and of course Yodobashi camera and Big camera for electronic shops.

Currency:

The currency in Japan is the yen. It comes in denominations of ¥10,000, ¥5,000 and ¥1,000 notes, as well as ¥500, ¥100, ¥50, ¥10, ¥5 and ¥1 coins.

ATMs in Japan are becoming more useful, and most can be used to withdraw funds from overseas accounts. Post offices also offer ATMs. Major credit cards are accepted at a majority of stores and restaurants in large urban areas, but if you plan on spending any time in rural areas, be sure to carry sufficient cash. Japan is still very much a cash society and some stores, hotels and restaurants regardless of location refuse credit cards.

Don't tip, as it's considered rude!

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Communication:

Cafes which offer free WiFi for customers are springing up all over the country. Costs vary, with some coffee shops offering free Wi-Fi services and others charging by the hour for cable-enabled PCs

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Shops and department stores in Japan are generally open daily, including national holidays (with the exception of New Year's), from 10:00 or 10:30am to 7:30 or 8:00pm. Some specialty shops are closed Sundays and national holidays. Department stores are sometimes closed one day a week on an irregular basis, but since closing days vary for each store, shoppers can always find stores that are open.

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