Yokohama: Shin-Yokohama Station Area
Located to the north of central Yokohama, Shin-Yokohama Station is a stop on the Tokaido Shinkansen line running from Tokyo to Osaka, making it one of the city’s major transport hubs. As such, staying in the area around the station is a convenient option for travellers moving to and from Yokohama by shinkansen. Most accommodation around the station comes in the form of large, Western-style hotels with prices varying but usually economical. Staying in the area is also a good alternative to staying in the Tokyo while remaining very nearby. Yokoyama itself is a popular place to live for the lifestyle it affords while also boasting some attractions of interest of international visitors. The city’s Chinatown is the largest and most famous in Japan, attracting countless visitors every day. The area is vibrant and boast numerous stores and restaurants, particularly colourful and busy in February for Chinese New Year. Sankei-en garden is one Japan’s most famous while the popular neighbourhood of Minato Marai 21 and Big Wharf / Osanbashi Pier highlight the city’s modern and energetic character.
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It is worth noting that Shin-Yokohama Station is around 10 minutes by train from Yokohama Station and 15 minutes to Kannai Station – both of which areas are more convenient in terms of access to the city’s most popular attractions and its best shopping, dining and accommodation. Accommodation listings for those and other areas in Yokohama can be found through the following pages: Yokohama Station Area – Sakuraguchi Station Area — Kannai Station Area — Minato Mirai 21 / Bayside Area – Chinatown / Motomachi Area.