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Address: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 45-682-4403

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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This area is accessible via the MinatoMirai subway from JR Yokohama station. Queens Square Mall has just about everything you would want in a super mall. The local area features... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is accessible via the MinatoMirai subway from JR Yokohama station. Queens Square Mall has just about everything you would want in a super mall. The local area features an amusement park, Landmark Tower and easy access to to the BayStars Ballpark and the Red Brick Warehouse Area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After the land-based, farm-centric visits to the castles and koens, I am reminded that Japanese are also maritime and sea-faring folks. The promenade is beautifully landscaped and scattered with statues and momentos of its maritime heritage. It is also excellent for day activities for kids as it has attractions and ferris wheel similar like in Osaka. If weather does not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just arrived in YOk and after relax on my hotel I went out for a evening walk, and no rain this evening so all very nice. It is very beautiful here and clean and I enjoy the view. A day trip here tomorrow would be nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the water ferry to go to and from Yokohama Station and Yamashita Park to get a good view o Minato Mirai. There are malls, eateries, and a theme park in this area as well, making Minato Mirai a wonderful afternoon activity!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived and found that this area was quite big to check out in one afternoon. Really you need to plan ahead for this trip. Otherwise you end up not so relax to rush yourself for different tourist spots.

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy going to this area to relax and walk. Pick up a cold drink at a convenience store and go to sit on a bench. If it is not cloudy the sunsets are great. If you are chronic shopper there are so many places to spend your money. The whole are is wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful walk, i enjoyed a lot. My suggestion to eat is at Sarios. We had some decent meals there and not over priced, as many other places we saw in the way. Another great treat to enjoy is Paletas, a nice pops shop. Easy to find at the gate of the train station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Minatomirai is without a doubt one of the nicest places in Yokohama. The business district is quiet, clean and modern. There's really nothing to complain about. Besides, it offers many possibilities for shopping and dining. Some notable buildings in Minatomirai are: the Landmark Tower, Queenstower A/B/C, MarkIs, World Porters, the Red Brick Warehouse, the Cup Noodles Museum and of course... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Various shops with multi choices of high quality goods, it's really a paradise for shopaholics. They have a lot of restaurants and a big supermarket in the basement, really convenient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean, safe, have good shops restaurants. It' very modern, including traditional Japanese restaurants. You can find A class hotels.

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