tokyo cruise via Yokohama

A Welcoming City
Yokohama, Minato Mirai 21, , Stock photography
A Welcoming City
On its southern borders Tokyo merges with Yokohama, Japan’s second most populous city and a major international port. When you step aground from your MSC cruise you will find that Yokohama feels far more spacious and airy than the capital, thanks to its open harbour frontage and generally low-rise skyline.
 
When Commodore Perry sailed his “Black Ships” into Tokyo Bay in 1853, Yokohama was a mere fishing village of some eighty houses on the distant shore. But it was this harbour, well out of harm’s way as far as the Japanese were concerned, that the shogun designated one of the five treaty ports open to foreign trade in 1858. From the early 1860s until the first decades of the twentieth century, Yokohama flourished on the back of raw silk exports, a trade dominated by British merchants.

During this period the city provided the main conduit for new ideas and inventions into Japan: the first bakery, photographers’, ice-cream shop, brewery and – perhaps most importantly – the first railway line, which linked today’s Sakuragichō with Shimbashi in central Tokyo in 1872. The Great Earthquake

Cruises from / to Yokohama (Tokyo) in 2024

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We're constantly updating our wide selection of shore excursions for all interests to make your cruise holiday an unforgettable experience. Some tours may also be available at embarkation or disembarkation days, while during at sea days you can enjoy on board activities.

TRAVEL TO THE Yokohama (Tokyo) CRUISE TERMINAL

Port address: DAIKOKU-FUTO

13 Daikoku Pier, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

 

Shuttle bus service:
To reach DAIKOKU FUTO Cruise terminal,
MSC CRUISES organizes a shuttle bus service.
The meeting point is at YAMASHITA PARK.
This service runs from 30 min before your check in time until 2 hrs before the departure of the ship.