Japan Travel Tokaido

Yokohama-Kanagawa, Hodogaya, Totsuka

Kanagawajuku, Hodogayajuku, and Totsukajuku were post stations of the Tokaido in the Edo period. They were located in the present Yokohama City which has a lot of temples related to the opening a port in the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
In 1853, Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore of the U.S. Navy visited Japan and demanded the opening of Japan. Then the Tokugawa Shogunate made a treaty with the U.S. and opened Yokohama port which was still a small fishing village.
Now, Yokohama is a world-famous seaport. It is an exotic and modern city. Minato Mirai 21, Landmark Tower, Yokohama Bay Bridge or Chinatown are popular sightseeing spots and always lively with many people.

present Yokohama (Minato Mirai 21)

Hodogaya in the Edo era (ukiyo-e by Hiroshige)

Main Transportation

Local cuisine: Sukiyaki

Hotel List

  • Yokohama Royal Park Hotel (Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku) near Minato Mirai Station, Japanese restaurant with Sushi counter, Teppanyaki restaurant, Japanese tea ceremony room
  • Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu (Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku) near Minato Mirai Station, traditional Japanese restaurant, spa and esthetic salon
  • Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers (Kitasaiwai, Nishi-Ku) near Yokohama Station, Japanese restaurant with Sushi and tempra counter, Teppanyaki restaurant, Karaoke room
  • InterContinental Yokohama The Grand (Minato Mirai, Nishi-Ku) near Minato Mirai Station, spa, fitness center, business service
  • Hotel New Grand (Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku) near Motomachi Chukagai Station, Kyoto-Style Japanese restarurant, Limousine service, General MacArthur stayed.
  • Camelot Japan (Kitasaiwai, Nishi-ku) near Subway and JR Yokohama Station, Japaese restaurant, Japanese style room, handicapped room
  • RichimondHotel YokohamaBashamichi (Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku) near JR Kannnai Station, Japanese restaurant with soba noodle
  • Yokohama Heiwa Plaza Hotel (Ota-cho, Naka-ku) near Bashamichi Station, free internet access, all-you-can-eat breakfast restaurant

Restaurants nearby

Tourist spot in Yokohama

Landmark Tower (Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku)

Landmark Tower is the tallest building in Japan and a symbol of Minato Mirai 21. It has a hotel, various restaurants and shops. You can go up to the top floor in the world's fastest elevator.
Access: 3 minute walk from Minatomirai Station, 5 minute walk from Subway Sakuragicho Station, 5 minute walk from JR Sakuragicho Station, 1400 parking spaces