Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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When Japan emerged from centuries of isolation in the mid-19th century, Yokohama was a tiny seaside village, home to only 100 people or so. But as the tide of internationalization rose, a port was established and Yokohama began to grow as a gateway to Japan. Yokohama is now a leading international trading port, the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo. Situated just a short distance along the coast from the Japanese capital, and within easy reach of Haneda Airport, Yokohama is now a magnet for tourists not just from Japan but from every corner of the world; it's a place everyone wants to visit. Minato Mirai 21 is a modern urban development that was created, and continues to evolve, on 186ha of land. A shipbuilding facility that used to divide Yokohama's two main urban centers on Tokyo Bay was relocated, and additional land was reclaimed from the sea. In 1989 an exposition was held to mark the 100th anniversary of Yokohama's city status and the 130th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port. Following that event development gathered momentum, and now the area boasts office blocks, commercial facilities, hotels, amusement parks and convention facilities, as well as such cultural amenities as art museums and concert halls. This, the new face of Yokohama, offers an entire spectrum of urban functions and attracts more than 70 million visitors every year. Minato Mirai 21 is full of great experiences. The liberating expanse of Tokyo Bay and the dynamic appeal of the contemporary architecture contribute to the area's strikingly unusual beauty, which you can enjoy from the elegant surroundings of several first-class hotels. For the shopper, more than 600 stores offer an astonishingly broad selection of goods ranging from top fashion brands to animation character merchandise. Apart from excellent Japanese cuisine, delicious food from around the world is available at more than 200 restaurants. Theme parks offer exciting rides, parks a place to sit and enjoy the seascape. Packed with pleasure, Minato Mirai 21 is a fun place to visit with family and friends at any time of year, on any occasion, and for so many different reasons. If you move on to the area beyond Minato Mirai 21, you'll find intriguing glimpses of a fascinating history in the Kannai district, which developed quickly in the second half of the 19th century after the Port of Yokohama opened, and beyond Kannai you'll arrive at Japan's largest Chinatown. Yokohama offers points of interest that no other city can match. And just a day trip away are some of the best hot spring baths in Japan at Hakone, as well as the globally renowned beauty of Mt. Fuji. So after a day of fun in Minato Mirai 21, you can spend the night at one of the area's great hotels and then the next day you can be soaking in an onsen or admiring a view of Mt. Fuji. That is the special appeal of a relaxing holiday based in Japan's new leading tourism and leisure destination: Minato Mirai 21.
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,911 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Minato Mirai is a vibrant, happening quarter of Yokohama. The place, lit up brilliantly at night, has options galore for entertainment.
Written 21 May 2024
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Yvette J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Minato Mirai 21 shines! Great for exploring on foot, it offers something for everyone - shopping, stunning harbor views, and even a cable car ride!
Written 7 May 2024
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R A
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Perfect for solo travellers, couples or families. We took the Yokohama Air Cabin ( cable car) and explored the Shinko District side. This side has something for everyone. Walk through Hammerhead Park (it’s a shopping centre) and finish your visit with an awesome view of the Port of Yokohama.
Written 15 February 2024
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Angelica D.
Fredericton, Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Lovely neighborhood with an unlimited amount of things to do. There's someone here for everyone. Highly recommend. :)
Written 18 January 2024
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geelongexpat
Melbourne, Australia1,035 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Interesting neighbourhood with skyscrapers galore on the port front. Lots of foreign and local businesspeople here. Everything is quite upmarket with luxury car dealerships spotted through. Lots of nice hotels and convention centres as well.
It’s a short walk to the port where there are a couple of parks to relax in. It’s also picturesque looking over the water and having the sea breeze blow in your face.
Written 7 November 2023
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Jillli
Dallas, TX9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Wonderful day trip from Tokyo. We combined Yokohoma with our trip to Kamakura. Very well connected to main train network. Beautiful area. Shopping malls, cable cars, the ocean, museums, fun day out. Well worth a trip.
Written 23 September 2023
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dalessiopietro
Murray, UT538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
A really fun area with so much to do and see. This was one of our favorite places in the entire Tokyo area.
Written 8 July 2023
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Vayu
Natal, RN64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A lot of interesting things here: Cosmo world (where there is the big ferris wheel), a ship, the cup ramen museum, landmark tower, queens tower, air cabin, sakuragicho station... the only hub in Yokohama besides this which I know is around Yokohama station.
Written 8 July 2023
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Tavi
Tokyo, Japan5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Nice to go there to the park close to the sea, both day or night.
There are a lot of very expensive restaurants there.
Written 23 August 2022
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plafeber
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
There are many places to visit in the Yokohama station area; shopping centers, eateries, museums, vista points. This modern area is nicely organised and you can find new things to see every 100 meters.
Written 26 July 2022
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