Fitness hotels and gyms in Yokohama
Yokohama is the 2nd biggest city in Japan. It is close to Tokyo and there are some unique places to visit for sightseeing. There is only one local gym which sells a day pass to travelers in Yokohama but there are 5 hotels which have a gym room in the low-mid budget category. There are also a few hotels which do not have a gym but sell a discount ticket of local gym day pass. Explanation of each color of icon on the map and my recommendations are as follows.
Please note that upmarket hotels (over $300 per night) are excluded in this map as they all have fitness gyms. This blog is for low-mid budget travelers only.
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Hotels with fitness gym - Red icon on the map
Recommendation: InterContinental Yokohama Grand has a great fitness gym and hotel guests can use it for free. This hotel is a bit on the high side, but it is a good hotel with great view.
Hotels with discount gym ticket - Green icon on the map
Recommendation: Hotel guests of green icon hotels on the map can use a local gym nearby at discounted price. You need to buy a ticket at the hotel reception in advance. It costs approx $30 per visit. My recommendation in this category is New Ohtani Inn Yokohama Premium. It is close to many tourist spots within walking distance. The gym you can use is called MM Begin and has a great view of Yokohama city.
If you want to stay close to Shinyokohama Station which Shinkansen bullet train stops, Shin-Yokohama Kokusai Hotel is good. They do not have a gym but hotel guests can use the gym in the same building at $10. You need to buy a ticket at hotel reception.
Fitness gym which sells Day Pass- Black icon on the map
Gold’s Gym Yokohama Bashamichi sells a day pass to travelers. You need to bring your passport for ID check and it costs $30 per visit. Opening days/hours change every now and then. So please check their websites before you go.
<TIP> In Japan, one day use at gym is called “Visitor”. They do not use the term“Day pass” or “Casual”. As most of gym staff do not speak English, the easiest way to explain at the gym is to say “Visitor” while showing your ID (=Passport).
Hotels close to local gym which sell Day Pass - Purple icon on the map
Purple icon hotels on the map do not have fitness gym but they are within 10 minutes walk to local gyms above. You can choose a hotel depending on your budget.
<TIP> Please note that almost all fitness gyms in Japan do not like to see Tattoo. If you have one, please make sure to cover it during your workout.
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