Best discounted rates for a pre and post cruise hotel near the Port of Tokyo and Yokohama. Stay close to Harumi and Osanbashi passenger terminals. Huge savings for accommodation.
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Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a huge metropolis and one of the most frenetic and futuristic cities in the world. Tokyo is located at the very center of the Japanese archipelago, and offers some impressive architecture, amazing temples and imperial gardens. The amazing Mt. Fuji towers over the city. Read more
Plenty of affordable and luxury hotels can be found all over the city. Stay in downtown Tokyo, near Harumi cruise passenger terminal, in a cheaper hotel close to the airport, or if your cruise ship depart from Yokohama, you can also choose to stay in Yokohama, not far from the cruise pier.
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Chiyoda-ku Hayabusa-cho 1-1
102-0092 Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reasonable priced pre or post cruise accommodation across from the Imperial Palace, in the heart of downtown Tokyo Japan. This cheaper 3 star facility offers comfortable guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access, and it has 4 restaurants. Hanzomon Subway Station is located within easy walking distance from the hotel. From there it is a 20-minute ride to downtown areas Ginza or Shibuya. More
Toshima-ku, Nishi-Ikebukuro 1-6-1
171-8505 Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Luxury four star property next to Ikebukuro Train Station, offering easy transport links. The station offers 5 train lines and 3 subway lines, including direct access to the Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya areas. Airport buses to Haneda and Narita Airport come directly to Metropolitan Hotel. Guests can relax in the spa, indoor swimming pool or use the fitness centre. Chain: Worldhotels, JR East. More
220-8522 Kanagawa,Tokyo Prefecture
Yokohama, Nishi-ku Minatomirai 1-1-1
Superior five star accommodation overlooking Yokohama Bay. This exclusive hotel boasts a 31st-floor Chinese restaurant, a bar with live jazz and a spa. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and city or bay views. The Cosmo Clock 21 ferris wheel and Minato-Mirai Hall is nearby. From the hotel you can easily reach the cruise passenger terminal of Osanbashi. Chain: Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts. More
Tokyo Japan -- in downtown Tokyo walk down one of the crowded streets with endless buzzing neon signs. Try a fresh sushi or sashimi or stop at one of the stylish shops selling the best of Japanese Goods. In the center of Tokyo stands the Imperial Palace, the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. Stroll around in some Japanese gardens such as the Sankeien Gardens or Kyu Iwaskai-tei. To take in the entire spectacle, ascend the Tokyo World Trade Centre near the watefront for panoramic views of the city and Tokyo Tower, which is taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris France.
Head to one of Tokyo's impressive and ancient temples to savour some traditional Japanese culture. Visit Tokyo's oldest temple, Sensoji Buddhist Temple in Asakusa Kannon, built in the early 7th century to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Other famous temples worth a visit are the Nedujinja Shrine and Meiji Shrine.
Staying a couple days in a pre or post cruise hotel gives you the opportunity to discover the inland of Japan. Take a trip Kamakura, Japan's ancient capital, with its many shrines and famous temples. Don't miss a visit to the Kotoku-in temple, home of a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha. Nature lovers can explore Hakone and Mount Fuji National Park.
Only smaller luxury ships can sail directly to Tokyo harbor.
Cruise ships in Tokyo moor at the Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal on Harumi Island. Larger vessels usually dock at Osanbashi Pier in Yokohama, which is approximately 15 miles southwest of Tokyo.
You can easily travel by train from Tokyo to Yokohama. From the Osanbashi Pier you have a splendid view of the Minato Mirai skyline. Both cruise terminals can easily be reached by land travel from the airport, by train or metro.
Cruise ships from Yokohama and Tokyo can take you to wonderful cities in Japan such as Osaka, Nagasaki, Hakodate and Aomori. Some ocean lines can take you as far as Busan Korea, Hong Kong, Bangkok Thailand, Shanghai China, and Singapore.
Travel between Tokyo and Yokohama
There are dozens of trains which travel every hour between Tokyo Station, Shinjuku Station, and Yokohama.
Local trains are called Futsuu in Japanese. They are slow and inexpensive (45 minutes).
Express trains are called Kuuko in Japanese. These trains are faster and a bit more pricy (about 25 minutes).
Bullet Trains or Shinkansen in Japanese are very fast and more costly (15 minutes).
In Yokohama you have to change platforms to catch the train to Nihon-Odori which is the station closest to Yokohama cruise terminal.
Another option is taking a limousine bus from most major train stations and hotels. Not very costly and a 60 - 90 minute trip. Taxi's are very costly.
Only smaller luxury ships from companies such as Oceania Cruises, Silversea Cruises, and Seabourn, that can fit under the Rainbow Bridge can dock at the Harumi Passenger pier in Tokyo.
The nearest metro station from Harumi is Kachidoki Station, located on the Toei Oedo Subway Line. It's about 20 min on foot or 5 minutes by bus or taxi.
Distance to the city is approximately 3 miles, or a 20-minute taxi drive.
Pier Terminal Address : Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal, 7-1 Harumi 5-Chome Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0053 Japan
Large cruise ships dock at the Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger pier, designed by Mr. Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Ms. Farshid Moussavi. The terminal is located between Minato Mirai and Yamashita Park.
It's the main cruise port for larger ocean liners to access Tokyo, which is about 40 miles away from Yokohama.
It can take 2-3 hours to get to the Tokyo Narita International Airport from the cruise terminal in Yokohama. You can also take the train from Yokohama to Narita, which only takes 90 minutes.
The Osanbashi Pier is a five minute walk from Nihon-Odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line and a 15 minute walk from Kannai Station along the JR Negishi Line.
More information : Osanbashi Passenger Terminal
Tokyo's two airports are Narita Airport, which is used for international flights, and Haneda Airport (or Tokyo International Airport) where mostly domestic flights arrive, but also some international flights. The city of Yokohama does not have its own airport. Yokohama can be reached by plane from Tokyo's two main airports.
Narita Airport is located approximately 70km or 43miles from downtown Tokyo. Haneda is situated 14km or less than 9 miles from the city.
Travel between Narita and Tokyo
You can travel by Limousine bus direct to major hotels. Other options are the Skyliner (Keisei Electric Railway) to Nippori and Ueno Stations and the Narita Express (East Japan Railway Company) to Tokyo Station, Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Yokohama.
The Keisei Limited Express/Access Tokkyu train travels to Nippori/Ueno. The Super Shuttle Bus goes to Ueno and Asakusa.
You can also catch a cab to the city centre, but this is the most expensive option.
Travel between Haneda and Tokyo
The Tokyo Monorail runs to Hamamatsucho. From here you can connect to almost anywhere in Tokyo on the JR Yamanote line.
An alternative is taking the private Keikyu line. Keikyu trains are running to Shinagawa and Yokohama. Some Keikyu trains from Haneda continue on to the Toei Asakusa Line to Nihonbashi and Asakusa.
Taxi is another option.
Travel between Narita and Yokohama
You can catch the Narita Express train to reach Yokohama, which takes about 90 minutes. You can also take a limousine bus to Yokohama City Air Station which takes about 2 hours. Buses run more frequent than the Narita Express but are being subject to traffic conditions.
Taking the Keisei train to Nippori is the cheapest option. At Nippori you have to change to a JR Keihin-Tohoku Line train for Yokohama. It takes about 2 hours.
Travel between Haneda and Yokohama
From Haneda Airport you can catch the Keikyu Line's Airport Express to Yokohama station. You will reach the station in 30-35 minutes.
Important : the Airport Express has several variants. On trains which have final destination Shin-Zushi or Kanazawa-Bunko you can stay on the train for the entire trip. If the train goes to another destination you will need to change at Keikyu-Kamata station to the next main line limited express train.
Currently sailing from the Port of Tokyo and Yokohama harbour are ships from lines of among Princess Cruises, Holland America Line HAL, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, and Silversea Cruises.
Cruise ships sail to other parts of Japan and ports all over Asia and will dock at fascinating ports such as Shanghai China, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Chan May, Ho Chi Minh City, and Laem Chabang (Port of Bangkok).