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Overview Of The Port Of Yokohama

About Yokohama
Yokohama is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. It lies on Tokyo Bay, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu.

Within 10 minutes of the cruise terminal visitors will find shopping districts and 'Chinatown'.

Sankeien Gardens are around a 10 minute drive from the terminal and feature vast Japanese style gardens, buildings and ponds.

Nogeyama Zoological Gardens is a free zoo located in Nogeyama Park, Yokohama. It houses about 1400 animals of 100 different species (Closed Mondays).

The Sky Garden on the 69th floor of the Landmark Tower Yokohama is an observation deck where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Yokohama and a leisurely promenade in the sky.

Many visitors head to Tokyo, which is around 40km away. Trains to Tokyo and other nearby destinations can be taken from Yokohama Station, shuttle buses are generally available to take visitors there.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens blend three distinct styles: French Formal, English Landscape and Japanese traditional. A traditional Japanese tea house can be found within the gardens.

Asakusa is a district in Taitō, most famous for the Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon as well as several other temples.

There are many other temples and religious sites in the area including Meiji Jingu in Shibuya, Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon Temple) and Zojoji Temple which stands next to Tokyo Tower, its grounds contain the mausoleum of the Tokugawa family.

Nezu Museum houses the private collection of Nezu Kaichirō as well as other paintings of renown, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and archaeological materials, as well as objects in lacquer, metal, and wood. The collection also consists of Chinese bronzes of the Shang and Zhou dynasties. The Nezu Museum is also known for its vast, Japanese-style garden.

Other museums of interest include the Edo-Tokyo Museum and the Tokyo National Museum.

Ginza is a large popular neighbourhood, home to many shops and restaurants.

Ueno Zoo includes many unusual animals, such as Hokkaido brown beans, Japanese macaques, and wild cormorants.

Mount Fuji, located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan. It lies about 100km south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji is a well known symbol of Japan and frequently visited by sightseers and climbers.

Souvenirs include 'maneki-neko' (beckoning cat figurines), 'akari kokeshi' wooden dolls, bamboo items, chopsticks and bonsai kits.

Popular Japanese dishes include 'tempura' (deep friend seafood and vegetables), soba noodles, 'sashimi' (thinly sliced raw seafood), sushi and 'gyudon' (bowl of rice, beef and onion).
Cruise Terminal
Cruise ships dock at the Yokohama International Cruise Terminal. Facilities include a cafe, restaurant, shops and tourist information.

There are buses and taxis available at the entrance of the terminal. (Note: the taxi's left rear hand door is operated automatically by the driver. No tipping is required. It is recommended that a written down exact address is given to drivers if you cannot speak Japanese).
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