Yokohama’s Tsurumi Ward Has a Lot of IG-Worthy Spots

The coastal area isn't just about factories.


Tsurumi Ward faces Tokyo Bay, and is located in the northeastern part of Yokohama. It is connected by two bridges: Yokohama Bay Bridge and Tsurumi Tsubasabashi. While the coastal area is an industrial area where factories such as Kirin Brewery and Nissan Motors stand, it also has a lot of interesting spots for those who aren't afraid to skip the tourist trail. Read on to see which ones you can check off your list!

Umishibaura Station
Suehirocho 2, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Contact: +81-50-2016-1600 (JR East Japan Telephone Center)
Open from 6:34 a.m. to 10:29 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays and from 6:55 a.m. to 8:55 p.m. all year round.
How to get there: It's within the JR Line Umishibaura Station premises. To access Umishibaura Station, you must purchase a roundtrip ticket.


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The sea is just beyond the platform! You can reach the unexplored Umishibaura Station in approximately 10 minutes from Tsurumi Station. It is also called "the station nearest the sea."


The terminal station of the Umi-Shibaura branch of the 
Tsurumi Line is a great spot because you can see the sea from the station platform. Since it is within Toshiba's premises, you cannot access it by car. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, train operation is limited to one to two trains per hour.


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There are benches in Umishiba Park that allow you to gaze at the ocean.


Umishiba Park (9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) is a joint establishment with Umishibaura Station. Aside from overlooking the Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge, it is also popular spot for the first sunrise viewing.


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This is the view of Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge from Umishiba Park with a direct access to the Station.


Daikoku Oohashi (Daikoku Bridge)
Daikokucho, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Contact: +81-45-510-1669 (Tsurumi Doboku Office)
Open 24 hours
How to get there: From JR Line Tsurumi Station, ride a bus towards Yokohama Satou no Furusato or Shinkoyasu Station for approximately 20 minutes, and take a 5-minute walk from Daikoku Bashi Bus Station.

This bridge connects Daikokucho and Daikokufuto in the Tsurumi Ward. You can see the full view of Minato Mirai, including the Yokohama Landmark Tower from the bridge. It is photogenic even at dusk. On a clear day, you can even see Mt. Fuji in between the skyscrapers.


Photographer: Cathrine
The dynamic view of the Minato Mirai area belt.


Spring Valley Brewery Yokohama
Namamugi 1-17-1 Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Contact: +81-45-503-8250 (reservation hotline from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last order is at 9:15 p.m.), except Mondays.
How to get there: It's a 10-minute walk from JR Namamugi Station.

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Inside the Yokohama Factory of Kirin Beer, there's a drinking place where you can enjoy craft beers. There are six varieties of beers, which you can enjoy with the Pairing Set (¥2,300). This is an excellent instagram-worthy order that you can enjoy with special snacks specially catered for each beer. You can also just get the beer for ¥1,300.  

Wagashi Okinaya
Baba 3-1-5, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Contact: +81-45-571-5744
Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Mondays.
How to get there: It's approximately 12 minutes from JR Line Tsurumi Station West Exit through the Shinko Bus, Kikuna Junkan, for Tsurumi Eki Nishiguchi, and a 1-minute walk from Higashi Koukou Iriguchi Bus Stop.


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The stem is also made green! Wagashi Okanaya's "hime ichigo" (¥160 per piece)


Hime Ichigo is a steamed Castella shaped like a strawberry. The strawberry taste is reproduced by using dried strawberry and strawberry liqueur.


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They also sell seasonal Japanese sweets called Wagashi Otonaya. 


Daikokuya Namamugi Honten (Main Branch)
Namamugi 3-12-8 Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
How to get there: It's a 4-minute walk from JR Namamugi Station.

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There are so many spring onions in the Aonegi Ramen that you cannot see the noodles! (¥850) 


Three stalks worth of spring onions cover the entire bowl of Aonegi ramen for a big impact. Taste the umami with the light broth made in-house.


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If you dig within the pile of spring onions, you can see the ramen!


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The big yellow signage is the landmark.


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The interior of Daikokuya Namamugi Honteni is all-yellow.


Provided by Japan Walker ™ and Yokohama Walker ™ (8 April 2018)

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