Top yokohama hotels near a train station
This article discusses the top hotels near a train station in Yokohama, Japan. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, be sure to check out my guide on How to Plan a Perfect Trip to Japan, located at the bottom of this post.
If you want to stay at a hotel in Yokohama that’s near a train station, you have a few options. You can stay near Yokohama Station, Minatomirai Station, or even Sakuragicho Station. I’ll elaborate more below.
There’s also Minatomirai. Minatomirai 21 is like the glitzy suburb of Yokohama and it’s not but a mere 15-minute walk from Yokohama Station. I lived in Minatomirai and I loved the lifestyle of living in such a peaceful city on the harbor.
Hotels near Yokohama Station
Yokohama Station is the largest station in Yokohama and is also one of the largest stations in Japan. It’s so busy, filled with stores and shops that you can get lost in there all day long. One of my favorite stores in Japan is Yodobashi Camera.
This place consists of about seven levels of extremely bright showrooms where you can find more photography equipment than you’ll ever see in one spot. You can also shop for fountain pens, rice cookers, compare every hard drive on the market, purchase USB drives shaped like little sushis, or get lost for 3 hours comparing every major headphone on the market.
Aside from Yodobashi, there’s the Takashamaya and the SOGO which also have of course the best food basements.
I used to often walk into this hotel for two reasons: the view and the afternoon tea. I don’t know why, but I love the lobby. Every other month, I’d find myself in the lobby of this hotel sipping high tea. Afterward, I’d then go up to the top floor and find myself overlooking the city of Yokohama.
The Sheraton is well-priced and it’s attached to Yokohama Station. It’s the best hotel for staying near a train station in Yokohama. You just need to make sure you book in advance because it can be popular. But it’s also reasonably priced too. They offer plenty of amenities and an airport shuttle too.
Hotels Near Minatomirai Station Yokohama
Minatomirai 21 is a much quieter and less intense part of Yokohama. It honestly has this amazing purely utopian energy and if you don’t know what I mean, then you should just go see for yourself.
I don’t know why but it kinda reminds me of the Emerald City. And whenever locals asked me where I lived and I told them Minatomirai, it was always met with a gasp of exclamation “ehh you live there??” Minatomirari is supposed to be like the ritzier district of Yokohama. There are a lot of high end shopping malls and the streets are all really clean and wide.
It’s a really great place and I think anyone visiting Tokyo should definitely spend a day here. The buildings and the architecture and design are all perfectly constructed and in balance with traditional Japanese homes on the outside.
But there’s a glow to the city that’s reflected in the windows of its high-rises. Minatomirai is surrounded by the Harbor and you can easily walk both to Yokohama Station and to Chinatown (Motomachi Chuukagai Station).
The Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
This is constantly voted one of the best locations in Yokohama and is within walking distance to Minatomirai Station which is just a short 2 stops to Yokohama Station. Or if you wish, you can easily walk to Yokohama Station from here as well. Definitely some of the best views in the city are right here. The plus about this hotel is that you can often get rooms for $120 USD a night!!
The Intercontinental Hotel is also a good option. It has that really dated old Japanese feel to it. It’s also shaped like a sailboat and defines the Minatomirai Skyline. I had family stay here and there was no complaints.
The rooms are also nice and the views are fantastic. It’s a short walk across the street from the Queens and Landmark Tower and of course within 1500 feet of Minatomirai Station.
Personally, the vibe of this hotel was quite peaceful but also a bit dated for my taste. I prefer a bit more energy which is why the others are my favorites.
Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
Lastly, I haven’t stayed here but I knew people who did. It’s attached to the Queen’s Mall also in the heart of Yokohama and steps away from Minatomirai Station. I personally love the location of this hotel.
Hotels Near Sakuragicho Station
As you’ll come to find out, although Yokohama is a large city, it’s quite dense which means you can travel and walk around much of it easily. A short and scenic walk through Minatomirai will land you in Sakuragicho Station. I love this area as well, especially at night. The view of Minatomirai and the Cosmoclock is quite stunning.
Sakuragicho is a beautiful walk across Minatomirai and offers a still very pleasant vibe and immediate access to Minatomirai and Chinatown.
The New Otani Inn
The New Otani Inn Hotel is located right at Sakuragicho Station which is a short distance from both Minatomirai Station and Yokohama. What I love about this hotel is that it’s more modern. The others are great too because they’re more classic but the New Otani has a newer and more modern vibe to it.
And best of all, rates are super cheap, as low as $100 a night if you snag it at a good time!! It’s also 650 feet from Sakuragicho Station! This hotel is actually located in another nice mall.