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Hyatt Regency Yokohama is a new luxury hotel located in central Yokohama known for its excellent location, great service, and delicious food it offers.

I was lucky to stay here during my last visit to Yokohama and experience all it has to offer. Let me tell you how much I enjoyed my time here!

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My Arrival To The Hyatt Regency Yokohama

After I left Tokyo, Yokohama was the first spot on my tour across Japan. I arrived there on a train from Shibuya Station to Yokohama’s Nihon Odori station. The entire trip took about 40 minutes. When I exited the station, I was happy to see that the hotel was located nearby. I only had to walk for a few minutes, and I found myself in front of it.

As I entered the hotel, I noticed the breathtaking chandelier located in the lobby, and I knew I had to get back there later to check things out in more detail.

The nice staff at the lobby desk directed me to the Regency Club Lounge located on the 3rd floor. Since I had access to the club lounge, my checking procedure will be completed there.

As soon as I got there, friendly staff took my luggage and showed me to a free seat. They offered me some refreshments and snacks while they completed the check-in procedure.

During this time, the hotel staff also explained to me everything I needed to know about the hotel, the services it offers, and the facilities I could use. It was really helpful. I particularly made sure to remember everything about the fitness center since I always like to use it if I get the chance the procedure was quickly completed, and I was escorted to my room.

The Room

I was quite tired from the morning of sightseeing in Tokyo and the trip from there to Yokohama, so I was looking forward to relaxing in my room. I expected the room to be really nice, but when I got there, I was blown away by it. Not only was it spacious and luxurious, but it also had an amazing view of the Yokohama Bay Area.

One of the first things that caught my eye was a large, golden Japanese folding screen behind the bed, which, combined with a stunning carpet pattern, gave the room a unique look and feel.

As for the rest of the room, it was quite impressive as well. Large windows enabled me to see the amazing view that I mentioned before. There was also a large desk which I always prefer to have in my room since it enables me to use my laptop conveniently. I am the type of guy that really doesn’t like lying on my bed and working.

So this was a big plus. TV was also quite large, and even though I usually don’t watch it, I did that time because there was a sumo tournament on television. The TV also includes Chromecast so you can enjoy Netflix and Youtube through their mobile.

So I just spent some time relaxing after my check-in and just watching some sumo fights. Oh, and the beds were top-notch, as you would expect from a hotel such as this one. And quite spacious. Those of you who have been following me know that I’m quite tall guy. And sometimes I can have issues with short beds. However, in this case, it was not an issue.

There was one thing about this room that I haven’t seen anywhere else and that is its unique approach to how the bathroom fits with the rest of the room. You see, there was a pair of large sliding doors that comprised the two walls of the bathroom, and if you slid the door, you would basically create one giant room which contained both the bedroom and the bathroom.

You should check out the photo and see what I mean since it’s quite challenging to explain in words. But in any case, it was quite a unique piece of interior design which I really liked, and the bathroom as a whole was impressive as well. As for amenities, the room had everything you would expect of such a hotel.

Regency Club Lounge

After I got some rest in the room, I headed to the Regency Club Lounge. The lounge is a great thing to have at the hotel. Especially for someone like me who likes to not only sightsee but also spend a lot of time in the hotel itself working, editing photos, videos, etc.

It gives me a place where I can grab some snacks, coffee, or tea during my stay at any time of the day. Throughout the day, from 7 am to 8 pm, different refreshments and food are served in the club lounge. These include Breakfast, Teatime, Cocktail Time, and Evening Sweets.

During my travel across Japan, I stayed in several hotels with club lounges like this one. However, I have to say that the food I had in the Regency Club Lounge was definitely among the best. There were so many options, from both light snacks and different drinks.

Yokohama Moonlight

Early in the evening, I went to visit another crown jewel of this hotel, the lobby. As I said before, the lobby looks stunning, and I loved its atmosphere. It is dominated by a huge crystal chandelier, “Yokohama Moonlight,” which is said to be the hotel’s symbol.

As you can see, it looks breathtaking at night when illuminated. I spent some time relaxing in the bar enjoying the lobby’s atmosphere and some excellent cocktails. Before returning to my room, I stopped in the lounge to grab some more delicious evening snacks.

Dining

If the food in the lounge was so good, can you imagine what it was like in other dining options you had there? There is a couple of them, the most notable one being the Milano Grill, a specialty restaurant where guests can enjoy creative Italian cuisine that crosses over with French techniques.

On the lobby floor, there is a pastry shop called “Market“. It sells freshly baked, hotel-made bread called “nikin” every day, as well as cakes and other gift items.

However, the highlight of the dining options for me was the Harbor Kitchen, a bright and spacious restaurant inspired by a luxury cruise ship.

Breakfast at the Harbor Kitchen

Harbor Kitchen was the place where I had my breakfast. However, keep in mind that breakfast is not necessarily included if you’re a guest at the hotel. You have to check if your room type includes it. For example, Club Rooms do not usually include breakfast at Harbor Kitchen.

In any case, the breakfast was one of the best I had on my entire trip. Many people say that this is the best place to have breakfast in Yokohama. I can definitely see that being true. There’s such a huge variety of options. They’re available to you from Japanese foods such as miso soup, tofu, smoked salmon, rice, and many others.

Also, Western meals such as eggs, sausages, potatoes, different types of meat, pastries, croissants, French toast, pancakes with different kinds of toppings, fruits, and all sorts of drinks. You can also try “nikin” at the breakfast.

I had so much to eat that morning that I just skipped lunch since it gave me so much energy to explore and sightsee the area around the hotel. I highly recommend you to have breakfast here.

And even if you don’t end up staying here, but you still come visit Yokohama, make sure to come here and try this amazing breakfast. When I was done with breakfast, I headed out to explore the city.

Interesting spots around the hotel

I did not have to walk far. You see, the location of this hotel is one of its strongest selling points. It is located right in the center of Yokohama. Close to many of its famous attractions. Only a short walk from the hotel,

Yamashita Park

I found myself in the iconic Yamashita Park, Yokohama’s premier seaside park. It was such a sunny day, and people were having picnics, relaxing, walking around, walking their pets, driving bikes, etc. It was such a beautiful day at the park.

I spent some time just walking through the park and sitting on the bench near the sea and breathing in some fresh ocean air.

Hikawa Maru

As I was slowly making my way through the park, I came upon a museum ship called the Hikawa Maru. This was one of the first ships that carried people across the Pacific to America. Now it has been turned into a museum. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in ships and shipbuilding.

Gundam Factory

After the museum ship, I made my way to one of Yokohama’s most famous attractions, the Gundam factory. Many of you know that I’m a big anime fan, so this place was at the top of my must-see list in Yokohama.

I purchased the tickets and was quickly admitted inside the factory. There I got to see the giant Gundam robot and admire it as it came to life. Keep in mind that the Gundam Factory is limited time attraction. It will only be open until March 31, 2023.

Yokohama Marine Tower

Walking back towards the park from the Gundam factory, I could see
the city’s proud Yokohama Marine Tower. However, since I was on a tight schedule, I decided to skip it for now and return to it later.

Motomachi Shopping Street

Continuing my tour around the tour across the area around the hotel, I came to the Motomachi shopping street, one of the most famous shopping streets in Yokohama.

It was full of small boutique stores and buzzing with people doing their shopping since it was a weekend. You see this street is famous because it served the needs of the first foreign residents of Yokohama, and introduced many products to Japan. There are still long-established stores that have been loved by the locals since those days.

I decided I wouldn’t be shopping today, but I still had some time to walk around and check some of the stores that I found interesting.

Yokohama Chinatown

The final stop of my tour was the famous Yokohama Chinatown, the biggest Chinatown in all of Japan. This place was literally packed with people. I felt like the whole city somehow decided to meet up in Chinatown. It felt amazing to see so many people there. Chinatown’s decorations were all around, and you could really feel like this was a special part of the city.

There are many unique shops and restaurants selling Chinese food and goods. Of course, I had to get some myself! I am sure you will love it here when you come and visit.

Other Interesting Places

These are not the only interesting places located relatively near the hotel. The iconic Minato Mirai district is one such place. It is a seaside area where you can find shopping centers, hotels, a convention center, a relaxation center with hot spring baths, museums, and an amusement park.

Additional exciting spots include the Cup Noodle museum, Red Brick warehouse, and the Osanbashi Pier, which is very close by. There are a few interesting places for day trips as well. Kamakura, where you can see many temples, and Yokosuka, with its large naval base, are my favorites.

Conclusion

Overall, I have a great time in the Hyatt Regency Yokohama and in Yokohama in general. This luxury hotel provided everything I needed and more. The delicious food I had here, especially the breakfast, will remain in my memory for a long time. So if you are coming to Yokohama to explore this wonderful city, check out the website of the hotel and book your stay here.

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