Not only is this a convenient city hotel just a minute away from Minato Mirai station, it almost feels like an island resort hotel, too, with ocean-view guestrooms offering a panorama of Yokohama Port. Guestrooms are spacious - more than 40 square meters - and furnished stylishly and elegantly with a blue theme, like the ocean nearby.
The rooms offer more than 40 square meters of floor space. Warm design and wooden interiors provide a relaxing oasis for business executives and leisure travelers alike.
Bay Club Floor
The Bay Club Floors consist of the top three storeys - from the 23rd to the 25th floors - and offer complete privacy, comfort and security. The rooms provide a breathtaking view of the city and harbor.
Complimentary Japanese green tea and black tea, coffee set, hot water pump pot, slippers, bath towels, face towels, hand towels, bar soap, champoo, conditioner, toothbrush set, beard trimmer, shaving cream, shower cap, brush, hair dryer, body sponge, cotton swabs, cosmetic cotton, nightwear (pj top)
*Varies by guest room
Restaurants and Bars
The hotel's Cafe Tosca serves Epoch-making Buffet as well as Fusion Cuisine throughout the day. On some dinners guests could be served by chefs performing their culinary art in front of their eyes. Tall palm trees planted in many places of this spacious restaurant that has no ceiling are trademarks of Cafe Tosca. This is really like eating in a middle of an oasis.
Delight your taste buds at "Queen Alice" restaurant, where Mr. Yutaka Ishinabe, one of Japan's top chefs, prepares exquisite French cuisine using the freshest ingredients. Queen Alice restaurant benefits from a whimsical French garden setting, and the restaurant has private dining rooms for small groups of discerning diners.
Get away for the bustle of the urban life, relax with some sake and enjoy seasonal ingredients harmoniously selected in this traditional Japanese cuisine.
Chinese Cuisine "Turandot"
Chef Wakiya, one of the most celebrated Chinese chefs in Japan, presents award-winning Chinese cuisine at "Turandot" Chinese restaurant, in a unique atmosphere of operatic fantasy. The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu can host wedding receptions at the "Turandot".
Through panoramic windows, our guests enjoy the verdure of Queen's Park in front, and Yamashita Park and the port from afar to complete the exotic scene. Light meals, snacks, cakes, teas, wine and other beverages are presented with style and grace by the hotel staff.
Jack's Bar, with cozy sofas where guests can relax surrounded by a harmony of light and shadow, serves as an urban oasis for adults. Our bar serves beverages ranging from cocktails to whisky, brandy, wine, premium liquors, traditional drinks, etc.
Start the day with various dishes for breakfast
Enjoy an elegant morning with freshly orange juice and omlette with your favorite toppings made in front of you.
Buffet breakfast (J/W)
Junior meal JPY1,964
4 to 6 years old JPY786
Up to 3 years old complimentary
The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
Comfort Member program, Minato Mirai 21 & Chinatown
Finding a place to stay in Japan on any budget can be an overwhelming project. For the most part, we all want to book something that’s worth every penny. After years of trial and error, I discovered that the one of best ways to travel was to sign up for a hotel loyalty program, such as the Tokyu Hotels Comfort Members card.
Knowing that my family and I would be staying in Japan for sometime, why not reap the benefits of Comfort Member rates and rewards. Ease of use online was important to me, too. So after browsing the Tokyu Hotel listings, I decided to reserve one-night at the beautiful Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu in February. It was a holiday destination to remember!
The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is located in the Minato Mirai 21 waterfront area of Yokohama and is nothing short of fantastic. The reception and bell desk staff members were warm and attentive. Greeted by name, our luggage was whisked away the minute a room key was in hand. “This way please,” as we were escorted to the assigned floor and room. “Woah!” The first word uttered once the door opened. The ocean view balcony reeled us in and we were taken aback by the incredible views of the Port of Yokohama and Cosmo Clock 21, once the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, is now the world’s largest clock. We were excited to start sightseeing!
Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is part of Queen’s Square Yokohama complex, which sits directly above Minatomirai station and has over 200 stores and restaurants. We got ourselves acquainted by doing a great deal of window-shopping and decided on a restaurant we’d return to for dinner. The weather was perfect to venture outdoors and explore the gateway to Japan, so we decided to walk along the waterfront and make our way towards the Red Brick Warehouse.
Our first stop was Cup Noodles Museum. Adult Admission is 500 yen, which includes access to the Instant Noodles History Cube, Momofuku Theater, Momofuku’s Work Shed, and the Momofuku Ando Story timeline. For an additional 300 yen, you can create your own one-of-a-kind Cup Noodles package. Due to popularity, make your reservation by selecting 1 of the 15 time slots when you pay admission. So much fun!
The Red Brick Warehouse is just a 3-minute walk from the Cup Noodles Museum. En route, you’ll come across the unique Circle Walk footbridge. A bit of Yokohama's history and maps of the area are posted for reference. Continuing on, there are two buildings that comprise Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. The 1st Building is mainly used for concerts, while the 2nd Building houses 40 shops and open café’s. We decided to snack on some yummy crepes.
Making our way back to the hotel, the entrance to Yokohama World Porters was inviting. There are 210 unique stores divided into categories like fashion, interior design, and amusement. Head to the Roof top floor. Here you can enjoy playing a round of miniature golf at Bahn Golf Club located at the Roof Garden. For 900yen, test your mini golf skills while overlooking Minato Mirai 21. Awesome!
After a good nights rest, we planned Day 2 while enjoying a wonderful breakfast buffet at Café Tosca located inside the hotel. Thrilled to see a both local and Western cuisine, our favorites were the fresh squeezed orange juice, baked salmon, and the omelet station. Surrounded by tall palm trees in an open floor plan, it was like eating in the middle of an oasis.
We kicked the day off at Sky Garden, an observation deck on the 69th floor of Landmark Tower. It's the second tallest building in Japan! For 1,000yen admission, you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Yokohama at 273m high in the sky. The views were so breathtaking we decided to lounge at Sky Café and ordered a couple of iced mocha’s.
The rest of our day was spent in Yokohama's Chinatown to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year. It has become one of the largest in the world, with more than 500 shops featuring various Chinese cuisines, goods, and souvenirs. There are elaborate designed gates located around the town to welcome visitors; a colorful introduction to what you can expect inside.
Chinese Lunar New Year celebration is just one of the major festivals held annually and many flock to watch the Lion Dance and Dragon Dance. During our visit, we were able to watch the Lion Dance, which is performed by a pair of acrobatic dancers and is accompanied by revelry of drums, gongs and firecrackers. In Chinese culture, the dance is believed to scare away evil spirits and brings good luck, joy, fortune, and happiness for the New Year. Participating businesses hang lucky red envelopes on the outside entrance to their store and are encouraged to include Chinese lettuce as an offering for the Lion. For this reason, spectators will have a good idea of the lion’s route and can easily follow along for photos and a thrilling adventure.
To access Chinatown, it is a convenient 5-minute train ride from Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu via Minatomirai to Motomachi-Chukagai. To learn more about the Tokyu Hotel Comfort Members program and enrollment, register here. Enjoy your stay!
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
Great aquarium and sea life encounters
Looking for a day of fun with marine life? Spend the day at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama. Hakkeijima is a man-made island that is accessed by various walking bridges and Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is a huge theme park that includes the Aqua Resorts, Pleasure Land, souvenir shops, restaurants, and a hotel. Admission might seem somewhat pricey, but the experience is well worth the entrance fee. Do not lose your ticket, as you need a section of the ticket to enter the separate areas of the park. Even on a rainy day, the Aqua Resorts was a thoroughly enjoyable activity.
Aqua Resorts encompasses three major attractions, including the Aqua Museum, Dolphin Fantasy, and the Fureai Lagoon. There is also an Aqua Theater that features a short projection movie of marine life around the world.
The Aqua Museum is an aquarium that is several floors high and houses a myriad of marine life from walruses, penguins, sea otters, polar bears, sharks, dolphins, turtles, reptiles, octopi, squid, jellyfish, shellfish, and of course, all kinds of fish. Depending on the time of day, you can watch feeding sessions and staff interacting with the marine life, such as getting the walrus to do tricks, sea otter to chase his food, and swimming with the sharks and other big fish. The Aqua Museum has two gigantic tanks that span several floors. One of the tanks contains sharks, giant manta rays, tuna, and other big fish. It is an amazing experience to ride up the escalator that traverses through the tank and watch the fish swim above and by you. The other tank contains a pair of whale sharks, the largest fish in the world. At the top of the Aqua Museum, you can access the stadium area where the marine life show is presented. The show is narrated in Japanese, but you can easily guess the gist via the trainers’ actions and the reactions of marine mammals. Be sure not to miss the show as it is super fun to watch the sea lion catch rings around its neck, the walrus do sit ups and blow kisses, and a penguin walk up steps. Then, there are also the beluga whales that play water games with their trainers, dolphins that leap and spiral high up in the air, and the shear magnificent presence of the whale sharks. If you get hungry and need a little snack during the show, call over an attendant selling little containers of fried chicken and fried shrimp.
The Dolphin Fantasy is an aquarium filled with playful dolphins. Visitors view the dolphins through a glass tunnel so that it feels like you are underwater watching the dolphins swimming above you with the sun above them. The dolphins are mesmerizing and you can easily spend hours staring at the serene marine mammals. There is also a giant mola mola, the ocean sunfish – it is quite strange looking, but so fun to watch as it meanders in its tank.
The Fureai Lagoon is the petting zoo version for marine life. This section was the most fun for me. There is a short introductory video, but it is completely in Japanese. So be sure to get a copy of the English handout, which tells you the basic rules, such as not touching the heads of the dolphin or beluga (white whale), holding onto hats and other items so as not to drop them into the marine life enclosures, and not feeding the marine life. The Fureai Lagoon is where you have the opportunity to pet the dolphin, beluga whale, and walrus. It is very safe, even for children, and the trainers and staff are very watchful and attentive. Unexpectedly, the skin of the dolphin and beluga whale were very soft and smooth to the touch. I could not get enough of physically being able to connect with these special creatures and really did not want the sessions to end. There are also outdoor enclosures for walruses, seals, sea lions, and penguins; and there are various windows and tubes for the marine life to swim by and through so that you can capture great pictures with them. In the Fureai Lagoon, you can pay additionally for various encounters with the marine mammals, such as being in the pools with the dolphins and beluga, getting a photo next to a walrus, playing with the penguins in their outdoor enclosure, and more.
Throughout your day at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, there are various places to rest, eat, shop, and people-watch. If the Aqua Resorts was not enough for you, you can venture into the arcade, try out the rides and roller coaster, or spend the night at the hotel. This was truly an unforgettable experience and I would gladly pay for an annual pass for many return trips.
about 30 minutes by car from The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
Map & Directions
2-3-7, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 220-8543
1 minute on foot from Minato-Mirai Station (Minato-Mirai line)
10 minutes on foot from Sakuragicho Station (JR Negishi line, Yokohama City Subway)
35 minutes by airport bus from Haneda Airport
30 minutes by car from Haneda Airport
90 minutes by limousine bus from Narita Airport
90 minutes by train from Narita Airport to Yokohama Station
90 minutes by car from Narita Airport
15 minutes by Yokohama City Subway from JR Shin Yokohama (Shinkansen) Station
30 minutes by car from JR Shin Yokohama (Shinkansen) Station
Nearest interchange: 2 minutes from Minato Mirai exit on the Shuto Expressway