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Enjoy a Sightseeing Day Trip with the Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket Bundle!

Enjoy a Sightseeing Day Trip with the Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket Bundle!

Date published: 24 October 2020
Last updated: 4 February 2021

The historic port city of Yokohama celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2019. Why not experience the city's charming mix of old and new on a one-day tour?

The Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket is a sightseeing bundle that was introduced on September 14, 2020, making it possible to enjoy a day trip tour of the city at a great price.

See all Yokohama has to offer with this incredible ticket package!

  1. 1
    10:00 - Arrive at Yokohama Station – Let's check out Chinatown and get some tasty snacks!
  2. 2
    11:30 - Take a walk in Yamashita Park, where the NYK Hikawamaru is moored
  3. 3
    12:30 - Shopping at Yokohama's iconic Red Brick Warehouse
  4. 4
    13:00 - A leisurely lunch at one of the Red Brick Warehouse's fashionable restaurants
  5. 5
    14:00 - Experience making "MY Cup Noodles" at the Cup Noodle Museum!
  6. 6
    16:00 - Take a stroll around the Minato Mirai area and enjoy scenery selected as one of the 100 best cityscapes!
  7. 7
    17:00 - A view of the city from the Yokohama Landmark Tower observation deck!
  8. 8
    19:00 - End your day at the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum!
  9. 9
    20:00 - Buy a drink at Shin-Yokohama Station and board the Shinkansen!

See all Yokohama has to offer with this incredible Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket!

See all Yokohama has to offer with this incredible Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket!

The Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket is a ticket package that allows tourists to see Yokohama with plenty of added benefits. The package includes the Minato Burari Ticket for transportation, a Meal Ticket for meals, and a Souvenir Ticket for gifts.

Allowing unlimited rides on the Yokohama Bay Area municipal bus and subway for one day, there are two types of Minato Burari Tickets: the standard version and the "Minato Burari Ticket Wide" version.

The Minato Burari Ticket is valid on buses that stop at sightseeing spots around Yokohama, like Chinatown and the Red Brick Warehouse. It includes rides on the Akai Kutsu City Loop Bus and Bayside Blue buses, plus the use of the Blue Line subway from Yokohama Station to Isezaki-Chojamachi Station.

In addition to the areas reachable with the Minato Burari Ticket, the Minato Burari Ticket Wide also allows passage to Shin-Yokohama Station. You can choose which sights you want to see and then buy the ticket type that's most useful for you.



Details
・Ticket availability: September 14, 2020 (Monday) - May 9, 2021 (Sunday)
・Validity: Limited to one day, from the date of purchase to May 9, 2021 (Sunday)
・Price: Minato Burari Ticket 3,100 yen (tax included); Minato Burari Ticket Wide 3,150 yen (tax included)
・Sales locations: Available at the offices of 6 municipal subway stations (Yokohama, Takashimacho, Sakuragicho, Kannai, Isezaki-Chojacho, Shin-Yokohama) or the Tourist Information Centers at Sakuragicho and Shin-Yokohama Stations

Benefits of the Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket

Benefits of the Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket

Meal Tickets and Souvenir Tickets can be used at Yokohama's famous Red Brick Warehouse. The Meal Ticket offers your choice of one of four meals at the Warehouse's restaurant or cafe, while the Souvenir Ticket can be exchanged for one of eight select items available at the facility's stores.

For more details on the meals and products, please check the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse's website below.

There are many other facilities and stores where you can receive discounts or gifts when you present your Minato Burari Ticket. For a complete list, please check the following website.

A Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket 1-day outing!

So where can you go with the Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket? Read on for our sample one-day itinerary that will take you to Yokohama's sightseeing highlights!

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10:00 - Arrive at Yokohama Station – Let's check out Chinatown and get some tasty snacks!

10:00 - Arrive at Yokohama Station – Let's check out Chinatown and get some tasty snacks!

Yokohama Chinatown is synonymous with the city and there are plenty of great places to eat as you stroll though, so be sure to bring your appetite!

From JR Yokohama Station, take the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line to Sakuragicho Station. If you're arriving via Shinkansen, you can take the Blue Line from Shin-Yokohama Station. At Sakuragicho, transfer to the Akai Kutsu bus and head for the "Chukagai (Chinatown)" bus stop. With the Minato Burari Ticket Wide, you can get to Chinatown directly from Shin-Yokohama.

Yokohama Chinatown is Japan's largest Chinatown with a vast array of authentic Chinese restaurants serving foods like butaman pork buns, Peking duck, and grilled dumplings. Many can be ordered for take-out to eat while walking.

You can buy products at the Shigoroku Saikan Souvenir Museum at a 5% discount by presenting your Minato Burari Ticket. Five percent off shark fin buns, homemade char siu, and dim sum sets? What suits your fancy?

Bonus: If you want to see a different cityscape, go to Yamate Seiyo-kan

Bonus: If you want to see a different cityscape, go to Yamate Seiyo-kan
The Home of a Diplomat

If you have time, check out Yamate Seiyo-kan. Take the Akai Kutsu bus to "Harbor View Park" and walk toward the Foreigners' Cemetary to reach the lush Yamate area.

The site of a Western neighborhood involved in the opening of the Port of Yokohama, Yamate Seiyo-kan retains the atmosphere of days gone by.

You can visit seven Western-style buildings like the "Home of a Diplomat," "Berrick Hall," and "Yamate 234th Bankan" for free.

Berrick Hall

There are cafes and restaurants nearby, and your Minato Burari Ticket will get you free sweets with the order of a meal at the Enokitei pastry shop. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a different atmosphere, Yamate Seiyo-kan is worth checking out!

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11:30 - Take a walk in Yamashita Park, where the NYK Hikawamaru is moored

11:30 - Take a walk in Yamashita Park, where the NYK Hikawamaru is moored
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After eating in Chinatown, take the Akai-Kutsu to Yamashita Park. After a roughly 15-minute ride, you'll come to the park, with Yokohama Port spreading out before your eyes. The park is about 700 meters long and stretches from Osanbashi to Yamashita Pier with an open feel provided by its waterfront location.

If you're there in spring or fall, a leisurely stroll along the coast will be beautifully augmented by the park's blooming roses.

Yamashita Park is also the mooring point for the NYK Hikawamaru, a freighter built in 1930 for use on the Seattle Route. An important national cultural property, it's the only pre-war cargo-passenger ship remaining in Japan, and interior tours from the wheelhouse to the guest rooms are available. The Minato Burari Ticket reduces the admission fee from 300 yen to 250 yen.

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12:30 - Shopping at Yokohama's iconic Red Brick Warehouse

12:30 - Shopping at Yokohama's iconic Red Brick Warehouse

After you're done at Yamashita Park, head to one of Yokohama's most famous tourist attractions: the Red Brick Warehouse. The Akai Kutsu trip from Yamashita Park to the Warehouse takes about 12 minutes.

Built in 1911, the Red Brick Warehouse has stood for over 100 years, despite being severely damaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake. Its Building 1 and Building 2 are now home to shops and restaurants.

At the Red Brick Warehouse, your "Souvenir Ticket" can be exchanged for one select item!

Souvenir Gallery Yokohama's Limited edition Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Handkerchief & Yokohama Candy

You can choose your gift from one of eight stores, including Souvenir Gallery Yokohama, which sells unique products made in Japan, and Len, which also offers a wide variety of Japanese items. Of the eight souvenirs, seven are available only at the Red Brick Warehouse – your chance to get something special!

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13:00 - A leisurely lunch at one of the Red Brick Warehouse's fashionable restaurants

13:00 - A leisurely lunch at one of the Red Brick Warehouse's fashionable restaurants
Kiyoken Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse's Yokohama Specialty Shumai and Sanma Noodle Set

After shopping at the Warehouse, it’s for lunch using your Meal Ticket!

Your options are the Yokohama Specialty Shumai and Sanma Noodle Set from Kiyoken Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, the Omelet Rice (with a drink) from Yokohama Tachibanatei, and the Wagyu Beef Bolognese and Soft Drink from Café & Rotisserie La Cocorico. All the Meal Ticket meals are only available at the Red Brick Warehouse.

If you're still full from eating in Chinatown, we recommend the Apple Pie and Drink Set from Grannie Smith Apple Pie and Coffee.

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14:00 - Experience making "MY Cup Noodles" at the Cup Noodle Museum!

14:00 - Experience making "MY Cup Noodles" at the Cup Noodle Museum!
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After lunch, walk to the Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum, where you can experience making your own Cup Noodles. After designing the cup and choosing the soup and ingredients you'll have a truly unique cup ramen! (Pre-purchased tickets required for entry).

Here, you can also see the history of the world's first instant noodle – Chicken Ramen – and more than 3,000 instant noodle packages on display.

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16:00 - Take a stroll around the Minato Mirai area and enjoy scenery selected as one of the 100 best cityscapes!

16:00 - Take a stroll around the Minato Mirai area and enjoy scenery selected as one of the 100 best cityscapes!

After making Cup Noodles, make your way to the Minato Mirai area, which was once selected for a Minister of Construction Prize as one of the "100 Best Cityscapes." The skyline features impressive skyscrapers and amusement parks that overlook the open seaside beneath a spacious sky.

A 10-minute walk from the Cup Noodles Museum, the combination "Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru / Yokohama Port Museum" offers an admission discount for Minato Burari Ticket holders. You can enjoy a tour of the Nippon Maru, a nationally designated important cultural property and the museum, which is full of interesting info about Yokohama Port.

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
    • Address Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Nishi-ku, 220-0012
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    • Nearest Station Yokohama Station (JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Negishi Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Line 3 (Yokohama Blue Line) / Tokyu Toyoko Line / Minatomirai Line / Keikyu Main Line / Sagami Railway Main Line)
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17:00 - A view of the city from the Yokohama Landmark Tower observation deck!

17:00 - A view of the city from the Yokohama Landmark Tower observation deck!
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Next, head to the 296m high Yokohama Landmark Tower, within walking distance of Nippon Maru / Yokohama Port Museum. The tower's 69th floor observation deck provides a clear view of Yokohama's unique fusion of the city and ocean. From there, you'll even be able to see Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, and Mt. Fuji when weather conditions allow.

The Yokohama Landmark Tower also houses shopping areas, hotels, and offices. If you want to shop, this is the place to go, with a wide range of stores selling products from brand-name shops to casual clothing and miscellaneous goods.

If you need a break, Mangia Mangia on the 5th floor is a great choice. Presenting your Minato Burari Ticket will get you a cup of iced tea, iced coffee, or hot coffee. You can also opt for a glass of wine at dinner. Relax while watching a beautiful sunset bathe the clouds and waves in color.

Bonus: If you want to stretch your legs a bit more, take a walk in the Japanese atmosphere of Sankeien Garden!

Bonus: If you want to stretch your legs a bit more, take a walk in the Japanese atmosphere of Sankeien Garden!

For a further appreciation of Yokohama's charms, visit Sankeien Garden. It's about 25 minutes from Sakuragicho on the Burari Sankeien Bus and your Minato Burari Ticket, is worth a 100 yen discount on the park's entry fee.

You'll see the three-story pagoda of the former Tomyoji Temple, which is the symbol of Sankeien Garden, as well as the classic architecture of the tea room and the Gassho-style Yanohara House.

The spring cherry blossoms and autumn leaves are highlights of the park's year-round beauty, and you can enjoy some green tea matcha at the Boto-tei tea house. Experiencing Japanese culture in such a beautiful setting may be one of the best ways to enjoy Yokohama!

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19:00 - End your day at the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum!

19:00 - End your day at the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum!
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Take the Blue Line subway from Sakuragicho Station to Shin-Yokohama Station, and conclude your day at the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum – just a 5-minute walk from the station!

This food court is the place to eat international ramen. Shops lined the hall, which is a reproduction of Japan's Showa era streets and mini ramen portions make it possible to try many varieties from all over the world. The museum shop also sells limited-edition products that make perfect souvenirs.

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20:00 - Buy a drink at Shin-Yokohama Station and board the Shinkansen!

20:00 - Buy a drink at Shin-Yokohama Station and board the Shinkansen!

When you're full of ramen, it's time to head back to your destination, but don't forget to buy a drink before you board the Shinkansen! At the Hamarin Convenience Store's Shin-Yokohama branch, you can get one last Minato Burari Ticket discount: 10 yen off a 500ml PET bottle drink.

The Yokohama Haikara Bus Trip Ticket isn't limited to the places we've mentioned. If you're traveling with children, you should consider visiting the Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum or using the Minato Burari Ticket to get a discounted ticket at Yokohama Cosmo World. No matter where you choose to go, have a wonderful and fulfilling day trip to Yokohama!

*Information accurate as of October 2020.

Written by:

Fujico

Fujico

Born in Tokyo. Independent writer from 2015. He has studied and worked in North America, and also translates and interprets English and Japanese. He loves the islands of Tokyo and the Izu Islands, and once a month heads to a new island!

Translated by Gabriel Wilkinson

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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