5 Areas Where to Stay in Yokohama + Hotels for All Budgets!

0 Where to Stay in Yokohama

Planning a trip to Yokohama, Japan? Great choice! It is a beautiful city full of life that perfectly combines Japan’s history with a modern touch. But where to stay in Yokohama? Don’t worry, I have all the information you need on the best Yokohama hotels to make the best decision to cover all your interests!

Talking about neighborhoods, I must admit the best area to stay in Yokohama is Minato Mirai 21, where you will find the fusion of modern convenience with the Japanese tradition. But I have also handpicked 4 more amazing neighborhoods to stay here including the Kanai area for the nightlife, Kanazawa if you are traveling with your family, Motomachi for shopping and Takashima near Yokohama train station.

To really give you all the options, I have also added a couple of bonuses for you with the best hotels near the airport and some incredible 5 star hotels in the city.

One other thing I have to tell you before we begin since this location is Japan’s second-largest city, many hotels in Yokohama are fully booked, so I advise you to book as soon as you find the perfect hotel in Yokohama for your stay!

Well, enough talking, let’s go!

If you are in a hurry

Can’t wait to book your hotel? Well, I understand, so let’s get right to it. These are the best of the best options in Yokohama, Japan take a look:

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0 1 YOKOHAMA ROYAL PARK HOTEL Best luxury hotel

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel

Best luxury hotel

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0 2 STUDIO IN YOKOHAMA Airbnb with amazing reviews

Studio in Yokohama

An Airbnb with amazing reviews

mid-range hotel
0 3 INTERCONTINENTAL

InterContinental Yokohama

Best value for money

budget hotel
0 4 CHILLULU COFFEE affordable accommodation

Chillulu Coffee and Hostel

Best affordable accommodation

Now, let me show you where the best areas in Yokohama are located to get a better perspective of the city:

1. Minato Mirai 21 – where to stay in Yokohama for first-timers

1 Minato Mirai 21 where to stay in Yokohama for first timers

If you want to have everything to experience Yokohama to the fullest, this is the area to stay in!

With its super central location, Minato Mirai 21 is the best area if you are traveling to Yokohama, Japan for the first time (or second, or third!).

Whether you’re looking to relax on the waterfront or get some work done in the central business district, this a great area to enjoy beautiful views of Tokyo Bay as well as explore the many dining and shopping options.

Minato Mirai is also a great place to stay if you are looking to make the most of your stay in Yokohama. If you decide to stay here you’ll be close to the central train station where you will be able to travel on the Shinkansen bullet train all the way to Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.

But even without leaving town (or the neighborhood for that matter), you will have plenty of attractions at your disposal like the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Cosmo World Amusement Park, Nippon Maru, and many more!

All in all, Minato Mirai is a neighborhood that has everything you’ll need for an incredible stay –  even the things you did not even imagine! Do you think this is what you are looking for? Then, check out these incredible Yokohama Japan hotels:

Luxury hotel
1 1 best area to stay in Yokohama is Minato Mirai 21

This is one of the best luxury hotels in Yokohama located above the 52nd floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower. You can swim in the indoor pool, enjoy various cuisines at the 8 dining venues or check out their spa and fitness facilities. Yokohama Royal Park Hotel is the best option for your stay!

Other accommodation options in Minato Mirai 21

mid-range
1 2 InterContinental Yokohama Grand with the pool

Within walking distance of Yokohama Marine Tower overlooking Yokohama Bay, this hotel features a 31st-floor Chinese restaurant and a spa

budget
1 3 The Square Hotel

This area is a little bit more expensive than the other budget hotels in Yokohama but your extra dollars are worth it, plus it’s super close to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse!

airbnb
1 4 Studio in Yokohama Panoramic Sea views

This cozy studio is conveniently located near Minato Mirai and has everything you will need for your stay!

2. Motomachi – best area in Yokohama for shopping

2 best area in Yokohama for shopping Motomachi

Ready to spend some money on the best shopping spree? This is the perfect area for you then!

Considered the most stylish neighborhood in Yokohama, Japan, this incredible area is filled with local boutiques, international store brands, and numerous small stores selling a wide variety of handicrafts. So rest assured, you will find original items influenced by Japanese culture alongside your favorite designer goods.  

PRO TIP: If you are visiting in February and September, visit Motomachi Shopping Street to catch some pretty good discounts at the Charming Sale!  

Some of the attractions you should visit (apart from seeing all the shops in the area) are the American Mountain Park, where you can learn more about Japan’s and USA’s relationship; Harbor View Park to catch incredible views of Yokohama Bay Bridge, the Sankeien Garden, a vast traditional Japanese-styled garden to see some cherry blossom views, or have a walk in the Yamashita Park!  

Want to have a little shopping spree and a piece of history? Check these hotels to stay in Motomachi:

Luxury hotel
2 1 Hotel New Grand

Situated right in front of Yamashita Park and looking out to the Yokohama Bay, Hotel New Grand is a renowned classic hotel in Yokohama, Japan with nearly a century of first-class hospitality. It is also located near JR Yokohama train station!

Other accommodation options in Motomachi

mid-range
2 2 Grand Cave Family friendly hotel

I’m sure this hotel will be perfect to save some money to spend on a shopping spree! This cozy and clean hotel offers incredible service that I’m sure you will appreciate – plus, it is super close to Yokohama Marine Tower

budget
2 3 Bnbplus with free parking

This hostel has a convenient location near Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street. The rooms feature air-conditioning and also free Wifi! All the services you’ll need at a reasonable price, right?

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2 4 Samurai House with the view

This is a great old style Samurai home with spacious air-conditioned rooms, just a minute’s walk from Yokohama Bay and Yokohama Marine Tower!

3. Takashima – where to stay near Yokohama train station

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Located on its own island, Takashima has incredible luxury shops and top-notch restaurants to dine at! This trendy neighborhood, as you would expect, is filled with excellent hotels as well. That means you will have to show some self-control if you don’t want to go crazy with all the amazing options of entertainment this area has (or not, you are on holiday after all)!

Takashima is also known because the Shin Yokohama Station (where the high-speed trains leave) is located here! This means you will be super connected not only to the rest of the city but also to Japan thanks to the bullet train. Are you thinking the same as me? This is the perfect place to make quick day trips and make the most of your Yokohama vacations!

So if you want to stay well-connected to Yokohama and the rest of Japan? Takashima is the place to stay!

Not only that, this area is home to major sports and event venues such as Nissan Stadium and Yokohama Arena. Alternatively, if you are here for the shopping, you can always visit Porta Underground Shopping Mall, Sogo Yokohama Shopping Center, Bay Quarter Yokohama, well… the list just goes on!

Other interesting tourist attractions you can visit while in Takashima are the Keikyu Museum and the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum, so hop to it, there’s so much to do!

Luxury hotel
3 1 Richmond Hotel

Within 6 km of Yokohama Marine Tower, the Richmond Hotel in Yokohama, Japan offers great spacious rooms overlooking Yokohama Bay. Among the facilities of one of the most elegant luxury hotels in Yokohama is a restaurant where you can enjoy a western-style buffet breakfast, a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space, and free WiFi throughout the property.

Other accommodation options in Takashima

mid-range
3 2 Hotel Unizo

If you are looking for the best Yokohama hotel deals and are super close to Yokohama Station and Yokohama Arena, this is the best option for you!

budget
3 3 Hotel The Knot

Conveniently located 5 minutes away from JR Yokohama Station, this has to be the best Yokohama hotel on a budget!

airbnb
3 4 Yokohama Design Room

This is an incredible Airbnb with everything you will need during your stay – plus, it is only 7 minutes away from Shin Yokohama Station and super close to Yokohama Arena

4. Kannai – best neighborhood in Yokohama for nightlife

4 Kannai best neighborhood to stay in Yokohama for nightlife

The Kannai neighborhood has the best of both worlds: incredible nightlife and amazing cafés and parks!

Located within the Yokohama waterfront and Nakamura River, the Kannai area is known for its fantastic nightlife with plenty of bars and nightclubs that attract tourists but also local party animals!

And don’t worry if you wake up hungover, Kannai has the problem and the solution! There are plenty of cafés where you can have a great breakfast to ease the results of a night out while looking at the gorgeous landscape Yamashita Park has!

Other important attractions include the famous Silk Museum and the oldest café in the world, NEKO-Café.

Are you ready to party the night away? Here are the best accommodations for your stay in this incredible area in Yokohama, Japan:

Luxury hotel
4 1 Kannai House Bar

This is an incredible apartment with all the amenities you need to enjoy this amazing neighborhood! In case you want to recover from a night out with its warm and soundproof rooms, this property also has wellness facilities to enjoy a nice back massage!

M Other accommodation options in Kannai

mid-range
4 2 Hotel Resol Yokohama For couples

If you stay here you will get one of the best Yokohama, Japan hotel deals, it is super close to many attractions!

budget
4 3 Far East Village Hotel

This is an incredible budget hotel in Yokohama to stay near all the nightlife! One of the best cheap hotels in the city

airbnb
4 4 Studio Superior Twin

If you prefer an apartment but still want to have the perks of a hotel, then this is an incredible option for you!

5. Chinatown – where to stay in Yokohama on a budget

5 Chinatown for budget hotels in Yokohama

The best area to have a taste of the most delicious street food!

You might have visited a couple of Chinatowns, but Yokohama China town is one of the largest in the world, with as many as 500 Chinese restaurants, grocery stores, and plenty of other shops filling the streets from side to side!

As you can imagine, this is a great neighborhood to grab a piece of what is considered the best cuisine in the city while enjoying a great entertainment scene – plus, this area is great to get away from the high costs of the rest of the city!

If you happen to visit Yokohama in February, don’t forget to visit Yokohama Chinatown to experience the festival the neighborhood holds for the Chinese New Year.

Well, I can imagine you are ready to try some incredible local cuisine in this area! Check these hotel options:

Luxury hotel
5 1 Hyatt Regency 5 star hotel

Hyatt Regency Yokohama, Japan offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a fitness center and a bar, and is super close to Yokohama Stadium – what else can you ask for your Yokohama city stay?!

Other accommodation options in Chinatown

mid-range
5 2 Super Hotel

This 3-star accommodation is super close to the Yokohama Marine Tower and Yokohama Stadium which makes it an incredible option to taste delicious street food while being close to the Yokohama city center!

budget
5 3 Chillulu Coffee and Hostel

The location in this hostel is just incredible! So, if you want to save some dollars on accommodation to get tasty local food, this is the best option!

airbnb
5 4 Apartment in Chinatown

This nice, clean apartment is super close to JR Ishikawacho Station (or Tokyo Station, since it can take you all the way there) perfect to grab a bite and continue discovering Japan!

👑 Luxury price:$200
💵 Mid Range:$100
🛏️ Budget:$60
💰 Accommodation prices:Medium
📍 Best area:Minato Mirai
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
🏨 Best mid-range hotel:InterContinental Yokohama Grand
👛 Best budget hotel:Chillulu Coffee and Hostel 

BONUS 1: Where to stay near Tokyo Haneda International Airport

6 Where to stay near Tokyo Haneda International Airport

There are a couple of airports near Yokohama, Japan but the closest one is Tokyo Haneda International Airport which connects many domestic and international flights to all around the world.

Even though Haneda International Airport is fairly accessible to Yokohama, I always recommend staying near the airport if you are arriving late or trying to catch an early morning flight as you don’t want to risk traffic or other disruptions on your way.

So if you want to play safe, here are the best options for your airport near Yokohama, Japan:

Luxury hotel
6 1 The Royal Park Hotel with jacuzzi in room 1

I think you can’t get a hotel closer to the airport than this one. With its lobby next to the airport’s departure floor, The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda offers a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi. Plus It has a business center, a bar, and an on-site restaurant TAILWIND, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you don’t have to battle the airport crowds for a coffee or wine before take off!

More Accomodation Options near Haneda Airport

mid-range
6 2 Keikyu Ex Inn 1

This is another incredible hotel just 2.6 km away from the airport! The hotel offers a free airport shuttle service, so you can check that worry off of your list!  

budget
6 3 Kawasaki King Skyfront 1

Located less than 3 km away from the airport, this budget hotel will make you stay worth the money thanks to all the amenities this property offers! Who says a high-end stay has to cost a fortune?

airbnb
6 4 Newly Built Apartment 1

This is a modern Japanese style accommodation that offers a comfortable space for you to spend time without worrying about your flight since it is located just 5 minutes away from the airport!

BONUS 2: Best 5-star hotels in Yokohama

7 Best 5 star hotels in Yokohama

I know some of you like to travel in style, so your hotel in Yokohama should be no exception!

Even though I have already shared a couple of 5-star Yokohama hotels like Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, the InterContinental Yokohama Grand (you know at least one IHG hotel had to be here), Hotel New Grand, and the Hyatt Regency Yokohama, there are many more options for you to choose!

Here is the list of the most incredible luxury 5-star hotels in Yokohama, Japan!

  • Oakwood Suites
    This incredible hotel in Yokohama, Japan with sea views will take your breath away! It is one of the best Yokohama (and even Japan) hotels with incredible facilities like an indoor pool! Plus, it has a very convenient location near Yokohama Stadium!
  • The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
    Just a minute’s walk from Minato-Mirai Station, The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu offers spacious rooms with a balcony, spectacular views of Minato-Mirai and it features 6 dining options. Without a doubt, Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is a must!
  • Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel
    Located super close to JR Yokohama Train Station, Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool, a beauty salon (yes please!), 6 incredible dining options, and 1 bar where you can relax after a day exploring the city!
  • Grand Nikko
    This grand hotel in Yokohama features elegant European-style decor, an indoor pool and the air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, feather pillow and seating area. Sounds like something fit for the Queen to me!

FAQs about Yokohama hotels

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📍 What’s the best area to stay in Yokohama?

The best area to stay in Yokohama is Minato Mirai, you will be super close to the main city attractions and there is always something to do! InterContinental Yokohama Grand and The Square Hotel are great hotels to stay in this area.

👪 What is the best area to stay for families?

Takashima or Motomachi are incredible areas to stay with family, both areas have plenty of things to do! If you’re looking for a hotel, I recommend Hotel Unizo or Hotel New Grand if you want something a little cheaper.

🚅 How long is the train ride from Yokohama to Tokyo?

The train ride from Yokohama Station to Tokyo is only 48 minutes!

🚎 Do I need a car to move around Yokohama?

No, Yokohama is a very well-connected city with an excellent public transportation system so you won’t need a car!

Conclusion

Best accommodations in Yokohama Japan for families

That’s it! This was my recommended list of accommodations in Yokohama, Japan, all sorted by price range. They all have fabulous reviews and excellent facilities and will offer you a pleasant stay in the city!

I tried to add all the most exciting areas that have something for all interests and budgets. Whether you are traveling on a budget, want a luxury stay or just going for one day and not leaving the airport area, I hope you find something that suits your needs!

If you’re still struggling to make a decision, to make things easier I will give you my top 2 choices of Yokohama hotels:

  • Royal Park Hotel Yokohama – in my opinion, one of the top hotels in Yokohama, Japan to experience a luxury stay!
  • Hotel Resol Yokohama – this is another great option to stay in Yokohama, it has all the facilities to make your stay incredible!

If you want to read more about Japan, I have this article about Why You Should Definitely Add Wakayama City To Your Japan Itinerary!

In case you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments below. I am always happy to answer!

Yulia


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