Yokohama Sea Bass is a quick and convenient water bus service in Yokohama that provides an alternative form of transport between Yokohama Station and the main sightseeing areas in Yokohama Bay.
Taking the Sea Bass is a fun way to travel between these destinations and has the advantage of being a lot cheaper than the sightseeing cruises that run regular trips around the bay. Unlike taking a train or bus you can enjoy the fresh ocean breeze on the Sea Bass and get a good view of Yokohama’s iconic seafront buildings from your ocean-top vantage point. This service is especially enjoyable at night when the buildings along Yokohama Bay are illuminated.
At Yokohama Station the Sea Bass terminal is located at the Bay Quarter Yokohama commercial complex, and this can be readily accessed via the East Exit of the station.
Tickets can be bought immediately before boarding.
On board the Sea Bass there are two sections. The covered area has large glass windows so you can easily see the view, and there is an open area at the back of the Sea Bass where you can feel the ocean breeze.
From the Sea Bass you can enjoy beautiful views of Yokohama’s most famous buildings such as the Intercontinental Hotel, Landmark Tower and the Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris wheel.
From the Yokohama Station terminal the Sea Bass runs to three destinations in Yokohama Bay. These are:
Pier Akarenga – This terminal is convenient for the Akarenga commercial complex which consists of two historic red brick warehouses that have been converted into shopping and dining facilities.
Yamashita Park – Yamashita Park is a pleasant sea front recreation area. This Sea Bass terminal is located close to the Hikawa Maru museum ship.
The Sea Bass runs every day between 10.00 and 19.00. From the Yokohama Station terminal there are usually two services every hour. For the current timetable please visit the official Sea Bass webpage. The fares and journey times between the terminals are given below.
|Terminal A||Fare||Time||Terminal B|
|Yokohama Station||440 yen||10 minutes||Minato Mirai 21|
|600 yen||20 minutes||Pier Akarenga|
|700 yen||35 minutes||Yamashita Park|
|Minato Mirai 21||360 yen||5 minutes||Pier Akarenga|
|440 yen||20 minutes||Yamashita Park|
|Pier Akarenga||360 yen||10 minutes||Yamashita Park|
* Child fares are exactly half the adult fares which are given above.
* There is also a direct service between Yokohama Station and Yamashita Park which takes just 15 minutes for the same fare.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.