Shin Yokohama is the area around the train Station served by the bullet trains (shinkansen): Shin-yokohama station.
This is a fairly peripheral and soulless area, not very interesting. The only thing worthy of note is the museum of ramen.
Shin Yokohama Ramen museum
(open everyday, 11:00-22:00, from 10:30 on weekends and holidays, admission fee 300 yen)
This ramen museum displays a path about the history of ramen in Japan (it is a dish of Chinese origin), unfortunately all in Japanese, but the real attraction of this place is especially a 1:1 scale replica of a street of the Tokyo Shitamachi of the 50s. Inside there are several restaurants that cook nine different styles of ramen. They serve smaller portions to let you try more varieties of ramen, you order through vending machines in front of each restaurant (each plate must be paid, the admission fee is just to enter).
At this link
you can see all styles of ramen prepared inside this place
Inside there is also a gift shop that also sells various tools for cooking and eating ramen.
Inside the Ramen Museum
Two small dishes, a Kanagawa-style shoyu ramen and a Yamagata-style miso ramen
The largest football stadium in Japan, 72,000 seats, it hosted the FIFA World Cup final in 2002 and it's also the stadium where each year in the month of december is played the Intercontinental Cup (now called FIFA Club World cup). It is also the home stadium of the Yokohama F. Marinos
team, which plays in the first division of the Japanese league.
View of the Nissan stadium from above
Inside the stadium during the 2002 FIFA World Cup final (photo by mylord62)
Sleeping, where to stay in Shin Yokohama, recommended accommodation
I don't recommend to sleep in this area, which besides not being very crowded at night is quite far from the liveliest areas of the city.
For each movement you should always take the subway, 10 minutes and 230 yen to Yokohama station, 15 minutes and 260 yen to Sakuragicho.
This is an area where you can find business hotels of high and middle level.
Among the cheapest I mention the Toyoko Inn
, the Fuji view hotel
and the Super hotel
, with single rooms with breakfast from 5000 yen per night.
Eating in Shin Yokohama
See above under "Ramen Museum".
Pratical guide, how to get to Shin Yokohama and map
Shin Yokohama is a stop for the Tokaido shinkansen
(bullet train) to Osaka and Kyoto.
You can reach this station from the most popular areas of Yokohama taking the Blue line
of the municipal subway, which directly serves Yokohama station, Sakuragicho station ( area), Kannai station.
Guided tours, activities and other things to do
If you are planning a trip to Japan and you want to add something special besides the visit of the different monuments and famous places, we suggest you to use the site Govoyagin
. This is a very useful site to enrich your travel experience, especially if you are going solo or it's your first time in Japan and, for language barriers and more, and you will not have many opportunities to interact with the locals and to enjoy something different from the famous places marked in the tourist guides.
What Govoyagin is
Govoyagin is a website where you can find many particular activities all over Japan (and not only in Japan).
You can buy tickets online for some famous attractions, but also book tours and really special experiences with locals ready to guide you and take you to places outside the tourist circuits that you would hardly ever find by yourself. Last but not least, you can reserve a table in hundreds of restaurants.
On Govoyagin you can buy tickets in advance to visit the Tokyo Tower
or the Tokyo Sky Tree
, but also book guided tours of Kyoto temples accompanied by a samurai
, or to go around the streets of Osaka on a go-kart dressed as Super Mario
, or even play videogames against an unbeatable Japanese otaku at his place
Last but not least, if you need to reserve your table in some restaurants, such as the legendary 3-star Michelin
, also in this case you can find this kind of service for sale on Govoyagin.
Take a look at Govoyagin
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