Yokohama Station is a major interchange railway station in Nishi-ku, Yokohama and it is in the top 10 busiest stations in the world serving 760 million passengers a year.
The station on the West and East have a complex underground business district which spans over several floors and is directly connected with the buildings which surround the station.
The most vibrant part, where there is also the bus station, is the West exit where you can find several shopping centers including:
The Diamond is a large scale underground shopping mall, covering most of the areas around the west side of Yokohama Station, where you can enjoy shopping and dining.
JOINUS is another large shopping center, with over 400 shops located just outside the west exit of Yokohama Station. It consists of mainly fashion boutiques and shops selling fancy and luxury items, as well as restaurants and cafes. JOINUS has free Wi-Fi, Tax-Free shopping for tourists and multi-lingual floor guides.
Yokohama CIAL is a seven story building consisting of shops dealing with convenient daily necessaries like, clothes, food and cosmetics.
Yokohama Vivre - The most fashionable fashion spot for teenagers in Yokohama.
This is a building of fashion boutiques with a broad product lineup that incorporates the latest trends, ranging from current fashions to casual wear.
Yodobashi Camera – This gigantic Yodobashi Camera branch which the floor space is only surpassed by Yodobashi Akiba in Akihabara, with over 20,000 square meters of space to display consumer electronics is more than suffice for all your electronics needs.
The store not only sells electronic items, but also offers a variety of cafes and restaurants.
There are 20 restaurants and cafes on the 2nd basement level and the 8th floor.
Uniqlo the Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer is on the 8th floor.
They offer a selection of Tax and Duty Free items.
English and Chinese language speaking staffs are offering assistance to foreigners.
On the East side of the station you will find:
Yokohama Porta is an underground town with over 120 shops that is led into by large stairs from East exit of Yokohama Station.
On the broad passages, Italian streets are reproduced, lined with restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Walk straight about a hundred meters and you will see Sky Building signs.
Sky Building is a 29 story large complex building housing Marui Department Store, that mainly offers fashion and accessories.
There are many restaurants on the 3 top floors of the building with panoramic views.
The Yokohama City Air Terminal "YCAT", where travelers can catch buses to the Haneda Airport and Narita Airpport is located on the first floor of the building.
Lumine Yokohama is a popular shopping center with over 200 stores.
There are a number of boutiques targeting working women who are sensitive to fashion.
The Seijo Ishii Supermarket is in the basement.
For more information about the station's surrounding and city's attractions visit Tourist Information Centers.
Yokohama city can be accessed directly from Narita Airport as well as Haneda Airport.
Yokohama Station - Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture