Japan’s Yokohama Unveils Tours for Convention Attendees

In a survey conducted by the Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB), many convention attendees expressed interest in Yokohama’s culture, attractions and local cuisine. In response, the YCVB has developed eight new Yokohama tours for event attendees to enjoy during their free time in Yokohama, in line with its ethos of sustainability.

International event participants will have a range of options to choose from YCVB’s environmentally friendly programs and tours.

Known among locals as Yokohama’s kitchen, Noge is a bustling nightlife hub, home to over 600 izakaya (Japanese-style pubs). During the Noge Area Bar-Hopping Tour, a knowledgeable local guide will lead participants to all the hidden gems in Noge, where they can indulge in delicious pub-style food and drink. With easy on-foot accessibility, participants can rest assured this fun night out won’t impact their carbon footprint.

As a prominent Zen sect in Japan, Soto Zen provides one of the best Zen wellness experiences. During this tour of the Sojiji, head temple of the Soto Zen school, participants will enjoy quiet time away from the bustle of the metropolis with a calming zazen (seated meditation) session, followed by a healthy sustainable plant-based Buddhist lunch prepared by monks.

Other notable Yokohama tours include the Baywalk Yokohama Walk, a refreshing three-mile walk along the seafront of the Port of Yokohama, where tasty local products can be sampled; and the Minato Mirai City Roots Tour, a walk from Yokohama Landmark Tower to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, with informative guided commentary on the eco-conscious cityscape design and architecture.

For more information, visit business.yokohamajapan.com.

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