Jun 1
~
Jun 2

Yokohama Port Festival

Free

The Yokohama Port Opening Festival is Yokohama’s largest public event of the year and celebrates when Yokohama Port first opened.

Pro tip: Visit Enoshima and see the fireworks on June 2 with a bus tour from Tokyo.

What happens?

There is a variety of events taking place across the two days — all with the aim of further promoting Yokohama and its culture. As well as being able board ships on the port, you can also watch live performances and eat some good food.

Schedule and highlights

Saturday

  • 11:00: Meet and interact with ponies whilst learning about the history of Yokohama (Rinko Park South Entrance Plaza).
  • 16:00: Bon Odori taking place at 4 p.m, 5 p.m, and 7 p.m. (Pacifico Yokohama Plaza Square).
  • 19:00: A small music festival hosted by BEAT Space (Rinko Park Main Stage).

On Saturday afternoon, there will also be world dance performances taking place at Rinko Park Main Stage (times to be confirmed).

Sunday

  • 11:00: Meet and interact with ponies whilst learning about the history of Yokohama (Rinko Park South Entrance Plaza).
  • 16:00: Bon Odori taking place at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacifico Yokohama Plaza Square).
  • 19:00: An impressive display with 3000 fireworks takes place.

Tickets: Can I watch the fireworks for free?

It is free to attend this festival and you can see the fireworks from many points in the Minato Mirai and Sakuragicho areas without buying tickets. However, Hammerhead No. 9 Quay, Rinko Park, and a terrace in front of the National Great Hall are reserved for ticket holders only. For front-row views, buy a sponsored seat ticket, which ranges from ¥21,600 to ¥43,300.

How to get there

This festival is taking place at Rinko Park and the general Minato Mirai area. The best way to get here is to take the Minato Mirai Line to Minato Mirai Station and walk up to 5-minutes.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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