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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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My wife and I travel to Japan once or twice a year. We take the bus from Narita to one of the hotels in Minatomirai and rest for one or two nights before moving into business or... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Therr are good quality shopping malls with top fashioned and excellent fashion items. The sea is nice and the landscape also noce but come on, this is not the place becauae of it you came all the way to tokyo. So if you're in Yokohama due tp business or any other reason go for it, otherwise can be skipped

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I travel to Japan once or twice a year. We take the bus from Narita to one of the hotels in Minatomirai and rest for one or two nights before moving into business or other events in Japan. The hotels here are top grade and the multilevel plaza has excellent shops and restaurants. The subway stop here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Minato Mirai 21 is a must-go if in Yokohama as it houses the many attractions that tourists are interested in such as Cupnoodles Museum, the Red Brick Warehouses, Cosmo World, and many shopping districts and malls. Visit the respective attraction pages for more information regarding them. Otherwise, very hard to miss if in Yokohama.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a busy place, good shopping area, good number of excellent restaurants, even sea front and theme park area readily accessible, nearby public transport, worth spending there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of Yokohama with high speed elevator. I liked the view of the city from top . also nice spot for pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yokohama is a great example of two sides of a city, conveniently demarcated by the train that passes through. On one side, you have a sprawling concrete jungle filled, and on the other, a pleasant bay side area. Minato-mirai is located on the bay side and does not typically represent one building or one park but is identified by a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to be outside here, sometime there are street entertainers, You can go to Cosmos World and ride some rides in the city. Good restaurants and pubs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are around Yokohama, can't miss this must of the city. Enjoy the large mall next to the pier and the view of the wheel!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boat tours take you around this part of the Yokohama harbour which is less attractive than Hong Kong for instance. I found the Yokohama Museum of Art great for its sculptures. For ship lovers the Nippon Maru tall ship built in 1930 and decommissioned in 1984 is worth a tour. The Nippon Maru Memorial Park is actually not a park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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