The “Yokohama Minatomirai 21” area, which spreads over the waterfront area of Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, is a popular outing area that you can easily access from within Tokyo. Development began in the 1990s, and after the opening of the Yokohama Landmark Tower and the renovation of the red brick warehouse as a commercial facility, the new facility continues to be opened. It is also famous as the area where trend shops and restaurants open quickly in the country, and you can enjoy it according to the trend. There are a range of facilities that children and adults can enjoy, and can be enjoyed by dating parties, families and friends. You can learn the history of port town at trendy cafes and restaurants that you can enjoy while feeling the open air and the sea breeze near the sea.
The “Yokohama Minatomirai 21” is a waterfront area that spans Nishi-ku and Naka-ku of Yokohama City Kanagawa Prefecture, which is full of Yokohama attractions. About 30 years ago, this was a port with a big role as a port, prospering in industries such as cargo ships. After the “Yokohama Expo” in 1989, many commercial facilities were opened.
Today, landscapes lined with impressive buildings such as Landmark Tower, Intercontinental Hotel and Cosmo World have become a symbol of Minatomirai.
Such an iconic building sparkles at night and Minato Mirai is also known as a beautiful area at night. Access from the metropolitan area is also good, and it has become a standard spot for dating, friends, and family.
In addition, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, which consists of two huge warehouse buildings, is the center of Minato Mirai, where various events are held throughout the year, as well as trendy shops and restaurants. In addition, there are many hotels and commercial facilities in Minatomirai, there are many shopping and dining options, and it is an area that is convenient as a base for accommodation and sightseeing.
Port town Yokohama has prospered from the Meiji term as trade with the West, and a town of the merchant who comes from overseas. Moreover, it is also famous for having the largest Chinatown in the Orient.
Many antique building groups rise up around the harbor. When you visit here, contrast of a present-day skyscraper group and the building of the Meiji and Taisho term will be seen with your own eyes. It is a town having two aspects, a calm atmosphere and a future figure.
The Minatomirai21 is the area representing such port town Yokohama.
The Landmark Tower is the symbol of Minatomirai21 and is a complex facility which consists of a hotel, a shopping mall, etc. It was known as No.1 skyscraper of Japan till 2014. Now, it is known as 2nd skyscraper in Japan after business complex “ABENO HARUKAS” of Osaka.
Moreover, it was also held the world record of “the fastest elevator” until it was broken by the “Taipei101” in 2004. It handed over the title of “world fastest”, but is still the fastest elevator in Japan.
The YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD with the “COSMOCLOCK21”, which is one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels of 480-passenger, is the amusement park. An admission fee is no charge and can enjoy about 30 kinds of charged attractions.
The “Nippon Maru” (sail training ship) which is a symbol of Minatomirai21 along with the Landmark Tower and the Ferris wheel.
Approximately 30 years pass after retiring from active play, but the figure with four masts of the tall ship is still loved beautifully by many people.
If you follow a way like a bridge called the “Kishamichi Promenade” from the place where the “Nippon Maru” is moored, the building of red brick appears. This is the “YOKOHAMA RED BRICK WAREHOUSE”. The No. 1 hall is an event space, and the stores and the restaurants, etc. are located at the No. 2 hall.
Minatomirai21 also has many facilities which can be enjoyed, and a lot of recommended places for a family or a couple. Because you can fully enjoy even a bad day of the weather depending on course settin, please visit here by all means.
|Address:||Minatomirai Yokohama Nishi-ku, Kanagawa 220-0012 Japan|
|Access:||Yokohama Kosokutetsudo Minatomirai-sen Line “Minatomirai-eki” station|
|Price / Charge||Free|