Where to Stay ?
Tokyo and Yokohama have an excellent range of hotels. Popular areas in Tokyo for hotels are Ginza, Shibuya, Hibiya (Chiyoda Ward) and the West side of Shinjuku. If you choose to stay in Yokohama, many hotels are set within close distance of the port and train stations. Popular is also a trip to Tokyo Disney Resort.
Ginza is the primary shopping district, while Shibuya is famous for its nightlife, shopping and dining. Hibiya, located in Chiyoda Ward, is surrounded by the Imperial Palace grounds and Tokyo Station. Shinjuku district offers great dining and shopping. Nearby Shinjuku Station is the city’s busiest train station.
Stay not far from Yokohama Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal. Several reasonable priced accommodations are only a few blocks away from the terminal and Nihon-Odori Station. Theme park Yokohama Cosmo World is nearby. Another option is staying close by one of the two primary airports ; Haneda or Narita International Airport.
Port of Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan
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.
Only smaller luxury ships can sail directly to Tokyo harbor. Tokyo’s cruise facility is called Harumi Terminal located on Harumi Island. Larger vessels usually dock in Yokohama at the Osanbashi Terminal, which is located approx. 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 (Ocean, Kai Tak terminals), Bangkok Thailand, Shanghai China, and Singapore (Marina Bay Sands).