Discover the creative world of Yokohama from kids’ eyes
Located in Kanagawa Prefecture, less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, the laid back Yokohama port city is not only famous for its history as Japan's gateway to the world, but also noted for having a wide range of fascinating attractions for kids of all ages, making for a fun out-of-town family day trip from Tokyo. First, pay a visit to Hara Model Railway Museum that can make your kids scream excitedly when seeing a superb collection of model trains. Acting as a train driver in moving locomotives and taking photos is surely a delight for railway buffs. Next place to visit is the Cup Noodle Museum where you uncover the secrets of instant ramen noodles since its invention in 1958. The museum displays unconventional exhibits and provides some fun and interactive workshops, including the My Cupnoodles Factory where families and kids can create their own original cup noodle to take away. If your family seek an outside popular spot, take a stroll through Yamashita Park's promenade running along Yokohama's waterfront with a large open green space. Nearby you can visit Osanbashi Pier, a spectacularly designed space where the kids can run freely and enjoy Yokohama port views.