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Yokohama helicopter tours – prices, schedule, helipads, night tour


A helicopter tour over Yokohama is the best way to see the city’s massive skyscrapers and exciting landmarks.

Some of the must-sees during an ariel tour of the city are Yokohama are: Minatomirai, Red Brick Warehouse, the Yokohama bay area, the Yokohama bay bridge, Yokohama Chinatown, Yokohama Stadium, Ferris Wheel, etc.

If you plan a helicopter tour of Yokohama at night, you can see the glittering amongst millions of lights.

Flights last between five and 55 minutes, with both shared and private options available.

In this article, we share everything you must know before you book your helicopter tour in Yokohama.

Tours that take off from Yokohama heliport

In this section, we list all the chopper tours that take off from Minatomirairinji Helipad in Yokohama.

Private tour over Yokohama just after sunset

You take off just after sunset and get fantastic sights of the city of Yokohama.

This helicopter cruise is a completely private affair so just perfect for a birthday surprise or an anniversary gift.

Departure: Minatomirairinji Helipad.

Duration in the air: 10 minutes

Tour Operator: Attractive JAPAN

Availability: Only on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays

Cost of the tour: ¥81,300 (US$583) for a group of 3 passengers

Private Helicopter Tour to see Mt Fuji or Tokyo Tower

Yokohama helicopter tours
Image: tokyo-park.net

On this tour, you can marvel at the iconic Yokohama Bay Bridge, an engineering marvel that spans the breathtaking Yokohama Bay, connecting the bustling waterfront to the futuristic Minato Mirai district.

You are also treated to panoramic views of the Landmark Tower, one of Japan’s tallest buildings.

Whether it’s a special occasion, a romantic gesture, or a family outing, this sky-bound adventure promises to create lasting memories for all who embark on it.

Departure: Minatomirairinji Helipad

Duration in the air: 10 minutes

Tour Operator: Attractive JAPAN

Availability: Only on Saturday and Sundays

Cost of the tour: ¥204,400 (US$1,465) for a group of 3 passengers

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From where do helicopters take off?

Yokohama helicopter tours take off from Minatomirairinji Helipad.

Address: Minatomirairinji Helipad, Kanagawa, Yokohama, Nishi Ward, Minatomirai, 1 Chome−7 (Google Map)

There are three stations close to this heliport – Sakuragicho Station, Yokohama Station and Minatomirai Station.

Sakuragicho Station services the Blue Line and the Negishi Line and is five minutes by taxi from the heliport.

Trains serviced by Yokohama Station

Being a massive travel terminal the Yokohama Station services a lot of lines (see image).

Once you reach Yokohama Station, take the East exit and board a taxi for a five-minute ride to the Minatomirai heliport.

Minatomirai Station is approximately 900 meters (half a mile) from Minatomirairinji Helipad and the distance can be walked in 12 minutes.

Once you get off the train, remember to take Exit 2 of Minatomirai Station – that’s the closest to the helipad.

Minatomirai heliport has no car parking. If you plan to drive to the helipad, head straight to Rinko park parking lot, which a minute’s walk away.

There are no toilets at the Minatomirai heliport.

Check out all the helicopter tours from Minatomirai heliport.

After your Yokohama sightseeing trip is over, you will land at the same place from where the helicopter took off.

Timing of the helicopter tours

The Yokohama air tours run only on the weekends.

Private sunset Yokohama tour takes off every thirty minutes from 6 pm to 8.30 pm Friday through Sunday.

Mt Fuji or Tokyo Tower Private Helicopter Tour takes off every 10 minutes from 7 pm to 8.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

During winter, the the take offs stop a little earlier.

Note: All flight times are an approximation and are subject to change depending on the weather conditions.

Restrictions strictly followed

  • Weight limits apply for safe and comfortable Helicopter rides over Yokohama.
  • Total combined weight of all participants must not exceed 240 kg and weight per passengers must not be over 110 kh., failing which, they may not be allowed to fly.
  • A minimum of two are required on these tours, failing which, it will be canceled.
  • Infants and children are allowed onboard, but infants must sit on the caregiver’s lap throughout the flight.
  • Helicopter tours over Yokohama are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Flash photography is NOT allowed during the flight.
  • All passengers and bags must be inspected, and lockers are available at no extra cost to hold belongings while flying.
  • A valid photo ID is required.
  • No pets are allowed onboard except service animals.
  • It is recommended that pregnant women or guests with heart problems or other serious medical conditions get in touch with the tour authorities in advance.
  • The choice may default to English if two languages are requested on the same flight for the audio commentary.
  • It is recommended that pregnant women or guests with heart problems or other serious medical conditions get in touch with the tour authorities in advance.
  • Flight times are approximate based on winds, weights, and conditions.

Exclusions of the air tour

The Yokohama aerial tours do not include personal expenses.

Transportation costs to/from attraction are excluded from your ticket.

It is very normal to tip the pilot and other ground staff, but unfortunately, gratuities are not part of the helicopter tour price.

A pick up from your hotel and drop back isn’t included in the cost, but this shouldn’t worry you because all the departure points are very close to the city center.

Cancellation policy of air tours in Yokohama

If you cancel at least 24 hours before your helicopter tour is scheduled, you qualify for a 100 percent refund.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of the start date of the tour won’t receive any refund.

When helicopter ride gets canceled

Sometimes because of bad weather or technical issues in the helicopter, a planned trip may not happen.

In such a case, the helicopter tour operator will offer a different date or a full refund. You get to decide. 

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