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OK, so you’ve been to Tokyo and stayed at an awesome Tokyo, Japan accommodation in the heart of the city. But don’t you think it’s time to check out its rival city of Yokohama? Boasting an impressive skyline and one of the biggest populations in the county, this city is no baby brother. From a ramen museum (yes we’re serious) to vintage ships, there’s something for every interest in this city. Grab your chopsticks, tighten your nerves, and book your accommodation in Yokohama, quick.
Things that are proud to be big tend to like to remind you how big they are. Luckily, you can experience Yokohama’s pride up close with a visit up Landmark Tower. On the 69th floor, you’ll find yourself on the Sky Garden observation deck with 360-degree views of the city and port. Hope you’re not afraid of heights. Once your stomach has calmed down, make a beeline to the Ramen Museum. Don’t worry, this isn’t some strange centre filled with university-era dried out noodles. Instead, this museum offers a smorgasbord of ramen flavours from across Japan. Yes, slurping is allowed. And for an extra pop of activity during your trip, check out the Nippon Maru and the Hikawa Maru, two ships from the 1920s and 1930s that have been revamped and opened to the public. They’re also close to downtown and a ton of Yokomama accommodation options.
Get to Yokohama through the Narita International Airport (NRT) in Tokyo. From there, take your pick of high-speed rails that will bring you to the Yokohama Station in the heart of town. Fun fact: the Yokohama centre is the fifth-busiest train station in the world and warmly greets roughly 760 million passengers a year.
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Hotels in Yokohama start at AU$64 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.