With waterfront views, Yokohama Bay Hotel is smack in the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama. Throw open the drapes on the floor-to-ceiling windows in your chic, contemporary room, or if you’ve booked a select space, step out onto your private balcony to take in the twinkling lights of the harbour.
Stay in a Luxury King and watch the Cosmo World Ferris Wheel turn from the comfort of your bathtub, or opt for the Grand Corner Suite for a curved wall of windows showcasing panoramic views of Yokohama Bay. If you’re after even more indulgence, book a room on the top three floors and be looked after with the Bay Club’s butler service, lounge and complimentary breakfast, cocktails and afternoon tea.
The dining options at Yokohama Bay will spoil you for choice, too. At Café Tosca, you’ll find an extensive buffet of fusion dishes set before towering windows looking out to Minato Mirai. Or pop into the Parisian-style garden at Queen Alice, where the chef prepares set menus with modern plates like foie gras sautée served with local daikon. If it’s Asian flavours you’re after, try Oshima for traditional Japanese cuisine like shabu shabu (almost like a broth fondue), or Turandot for award-winning Chinese cuisine from Chef Wakiya, one of the most celebrated chefs in Japan.
And to just relax? Take a leisurely swim in the hotel’s mosaic-tiled indoor pool, or soak in the Jacuzzi before sweating out any lingering cares in the sauna. Once you’re recharged and ready explore Yokohama, you can head to the city’s highest observation deck, Landmark Tower Sky Garden, or Kanteibyo, a temple built in 1873 in Japan’s biggest Chinatown just 15 minutes away by train.