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Address: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 45-682-4403
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When Japan emerged from centuries of isolation in the mid-19th century...

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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Fine place with a nice vibe. This is a very interesting place to have a morning or evening stroll with the family while enjoying the magnificent scenery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fine place with a nice vibe. This is a very interesting place to have a morning or evening stroll with the family while enjoying the magnificent scenery.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access, lots of facilities and a brilliant night view make this a really nice spot to spend a few hours.

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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Water, modernity, space, intensive live, wonderful skyline, Minato Mirai is indeed the harbour of the future. Master piece of urban planning, the business centre of Yokohama benefits from the many canals and curled sea boarder, giving it a feeling of space not easily found elsewhere in Japan. The view is great from many different places, particularly at night. It is... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good area for shopping and eating... loads of choices are available. cosmo world is too good for adults as well as children.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old warehouse build more than 200 years ago started to reuse about 15years ago and became famous shopping site. But, aaaaaaalways too busy to eat at cafe or restaurant. My recommendation is, just watch shopping and try not eat or relax at restaurant here as long as you love to be in long queue waiting more than an hour!

Thank Ediccomakimaku
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good area for shopping and eating! A lot of choices and we also enjoyed walking around the surrounding area.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely night views, great entertainment- shopping, Cosmo World theme park with scary vertical coaster and the giant ferris wheel, beautiful restaurants/ foodcourts, cup noodle museum, all within 6 min of the station. Easy to navigate and walk around with kids, attractions like Aquarium, Mitsubishi industrial museum, Nippon Maru. Area opens till late, surrounded by lovely hotels, water and parks, can... More 

Thank mish1208
Nagoya, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometime i go to landmark tower in this area for work and always love this area. Beautiful building and beautiful bay area. You just have to keep walking and you will feel relaxed. Local buses and cycle rental also available. but i love walking in this area.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view and walkable attractions. Very good locations for couples and families. The entire area just brings your mind out of your daily problems and so. Its very much worth to go there.

Thank DPL4g
Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice entertainment area, including a few malls, attractions for kids, the Big Wheel, and a couple of museums worth a visit (unfortunately the Art Museum was closed for exhibition changing, I wonder why the permanent collection could not be accessible_

Thank Dan R

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