Reply To: Best way to get from a Shinjuku Hotel to Yokohama port for Cruise

  • Don

    January 16, 2024 at 7:38 am

    There are regular direct JR train services from Shinjuku to Yokohama. Wheelchair users do not need to prebook on suburban lines. Ask at one of the ticket barriers and a staff member will take you to the correct train door for a wheelchair space on the correct platform and provide a slope (ramp). You may not be allowed to board the first train. They will phone ahead and another staff member will greet you with a slope at Yokohama. You are travelling during the main holiday season of “Golden Week’ so be prepared for vast – seriously vast – crowds, especially at Shinjuku, the world’s busiest station even at normal times. You will need to take a taxi from Yokohama station to the International Passenger Terminal for cruise ships (known locally as Osambashi pier) . If your wheelchair is the manual folding variety a regular taxi is OK, but if you have a powerchair then you will have to book an accessible taxi (sorry I have no details). If you don’t have much luggage and feel adventurous then you could alternatively take the Minatomurai Line train from Yokohama to Nihon-Odori station which is a fairly short walk to Osambashi.

    I would be most interested to hear of your experience on your return as a circular cruise around Japan is something we have thought of taking

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