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From historical temples and meditation, to the chance to discover amazing wildlife, Yokohama is crammed with things to do and see on your Rugby World Cup 2019™ experience.

Explore, discover and relax – there really is something for everyone here and we’ve picked 10 great options to make the most of your stay.

Sankeien Garden

Sankeien is a spacious Japanese style garden in southern Yokohama which exhibits several historic structures from across Japan. The traditional garden features ponds, waterfalls and refreshment spots, all of which are connected by paths and footbridges. This attraction is certainly one for nature lovers, Japanese culture enthusiasts, photographers and anyone with an eye for beauty.

Chinatown

Yokohama’s Chinatown is the biggest and most dazzling of its kind in the whole of Japan.

The biggest draw is the gorgeous food that can be found within the region. You can get everything from steamed buns, to some of the world-famous ramen noodles. There is so much food to try, the difficulty will be knowing where to start! Yum.

Tea Ceremony

The Brits love their tea but if you want to take your afternoon refreshment to a whole new level, don’t miss a traditional tea ceremony. One thing is for sure, there won’t be a digestive in sight!

The whole process is not just about drinking tea but is about the aesthetics and how preparing a bowl of tea is from the heart. The host of the tea ceremony always considers the guests with every movement and gesture. One of the best places to indulge in the native pastime is at Sankeien Garden.

Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel

One of the most prominent landmarks in Yokohama is the neon Ferris Wheel that lights up the night sky. An iconic feature of the Yokohama skyline, the Cosmo Clock was the world’s biggest and tallest Ferris Wheel in the world when it opened in 1989.

You’ll never lose track of time while you’re nearby as there is a monumental clock placed in the centre of the Ferris Wheel, which is synonymous with the amusement park itself.

Yokohama Landmark Plaza

If you need some retail therapy while exploring the city, then the Yokohama Landmark Plaza will have all the shops you could need to stock up on gifts for family back home.

The plaza is located within a 296-metre-high skyscraper and has five separate floors dedicated to some of the most renowned shops and fashion outlets in the world. Once you’ve finished browsing

the many offerings of the plaza, then the fifth floor has a selection of dining options, so you can just sit back and relax.

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Sea Paradise in Yokohama is the perfect day out with so many attractions and sea life to see.

One of the highlights is the Aqua Museum, which is a walk-through tunnel that hosts dolphins, stingrays and many species of fish. If that isn’t enough for you, then just head outside and there are daily marine mammal shows.

Cup Noodle Museum

Almost everyone has tried a cup noodle of some kind at some point in their life but in Japan, they are a national obsession. You’ll find them in every supermarket and even in vending machines on the streets. If you want to understand the extent of the Japanese love for instant noodles, then the Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama is a great starting point.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the invention of the innovative idea, and even get the chance to make your own cup noodle in the interactive section of the exhibit. This is a must see activity on you trip around this wonderful city.

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

More Noodles?!

If there is anything you can’t get enough of in Yokohama, it is the highest quality of noodles. Opened in 1994, the museum features local ramen dishes from around the country, making it a great place to try regional specialties from across Japan – without all the travelling. The museum recreates Tokyo in 1958, lined with nostalgic shop fronts and alleys and peppered with charming food vendors.

Sushi

If you want to really explore the Japanese culture for yourself, then why not try some truly authentic Japanese food. Sushi is extremely well renowned in Japan and Yokohama is no exception with a wide variety of Sushi restaurants to choose from. The pick of the bunch would be the Yokohama Sky Building. Always packed full of avid food lovers, the restaurant offers the highest standard of fresh sushi every day.

Sky Duck Yokohama

One of the most exciting activities to experience in Yokohama is a trip on the Sky Duck, an amphibious vehicle which seamlessly transfers from land to sea.

You will be able to take a journey around some of the major historical sites and buildings that the city has to offer, before diving into the seafront, which will allow you to take some beautiful shots of the Yokohama Bayside Area.