Beautiful Yokohama skyline (Photo: Yokohama Bayside Line)
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Yokohama Bayside Line

Themed bus tours give you a taste of the city

Whether you're keen on the past, raring for the future, or just interested in good food and fun, the Yokohama area has got you covered. From the Foreigners' Cemetery and Chukagai (Chinatown) to Minato-Mirai ("Harbour of the Future") and its cutting-edge buildings, not to mention the plethora of fantastic restaurants and other attractions in between, there are more things to do than time to do them in.

And that's where Bayside Line comes in. Themed bus tours whisk you around the city, while Japanese commentary and video (English, Korean and Chinese earphones available) help you keep track of what you see out the windows. But don't think you'll be trapped inside for the whole tour; several stops along the way give you plenty of time to take in the sights, do some shopping, and gourmandize some fine Yokohama fare.

Bayside Line offers three different options, time-wise: morning, afternoon and one-day tours make fitting sightseeing into your schedule a breeze.

Morning trippers these days will be able to step back in time with Nostalgic Yokohama. Hitting up places like the beautiful Sankeien Garden, Chukagai and Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, Nostalgic Yokohama will leave you dreaming of an older Yokohama, one bustling with newly arrived foreigners eager to make their mark on Japan.

An afternoon trip will take you on a Yokohama Seaside Afternoon, which includes a stop at the Marine Tower for a 360 degree view of the city from 30 floors up. A special afternoon option is also available in the form of a Yokohama Bay cruise.

If a few hours won't cut it, hop aboard a Yokohama Story all-day tour for more of everything, and a visit to Yokohama's Landmark Tower with its 69th-floor view of the city. You can also enjoy the option of beautiful cruises on the bay.

Tour courses change seasonally and always aim to take you to prime locations. Please contact Bayside Line by email or phone for a detailed itinerary of current options.

Though tours all begin at the east exit of Yokohama station, pick-ups can be arranged at some of the area’s major hotels. Tours start at about ¥2000, and discounts are available for groups of five or more.

So, gather up your friends, head down to Yokohama, and let Bayside Line show you why it's one of Japan's most popular cities!

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Tyra 'nell Pille-Lu 11 years ago
Hi Wouter! Indeed it is. So I could only imagine the whole area of that building. I took that photo from the ferris wheel when we reached the peak.
Wouter Thielen 11 years ago
Is that a midget golf course on top of the World Porters building, Tyra? Never knew about that! Looks like fun to do :)
Tyra 'nell Pille-Lu 11 years ago
If I get another longer free time, I would surely love to try this out. Yokohoma is really great! I wanna go back there.

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