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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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It’s a great area for walking around with many things to see and do. The tallest building in Yokohama, Landmark Tower, is located here and has an observation deck on the 69th... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It’s a great area for walking around with many things to see and do. The tallest building in Yokohama, Landmark Tower, is located here and has an observation deck on the 69th floor. There’s an amusement park, Cosmo World, the Cupnoodles Museum, and several other museums here. Yamashita Park and Chinatown are close by also. We took the train from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Minato Mirai area is Yokohama for many tourists. A lot of things to do in this area, from shopping, walking, dining, Ferris wheel and amusement park (very limited) etc.. You can enjoy a whole day in here. Highly recommended by night when the towers are all light up! Perfect setup for a great shot

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Understand the secondary yuan should be clear, yokohama is a lot of famous animation scenes, as anime powder must go to pilgrimage. Yokohama have a Gundam museum, there have a Gundam many people will take pictures. There are many models on display in the museum, selling type is complete, a carelessly will buy too much. If you want to see the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is very beautiful with open space, shopping malls, Cosmo world and lot's more. very nice place to walk around even if you don't plan to shop. The skyline is very beautiful. You can spend hours just walking around and enjoying the scenery. just 30mins from central tokyo.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only spend time in Yokohama 1 night we visit Minato Mirai 21 to try on underwater roller coaster it's only a small one actually and it's not really underwater only a (very) short passage under a splashing water but it's quite fun to spend the night in Minato Mirai

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can find all kind of diifferent attractions and entertainment for a spare day. Good restaurants and shopping malls arround the area. If you visit Yokohama, you don't have a better chance in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area on Yokohama Bay was a surprise and a delight! We were staying in a hotel on the bay with a balcony on the amazing ferris wheel which has lights that duplicate fireworks. I've been to many international cities and have not seen that. The fun rides, such as a rollercoaster appearing to dash into water, makes for great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Theme park, skyline, & a great variety of places to shop. Nice day for a walk & look around. And get some intersting pictures. Unfortunately the park was closed (ferris wheel / roller coaster), probably until the late spring, when temperatures are warmer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very modern business area of Yokohama. There are a ton of shopping and food options in the Minatomirai station building. Above ground, you get a beautiful port view of Yokohama water front, very pleasant and enjoy by walking. There is a cup-noodle museum in the area for those that are interested.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Started off as a curiosity in the city, became an adventure, and ended as a memory to never be forgotten!!! Ferris wheel, roller coasters, G-force spinning rides, city life, arcades, and more!!!! Restaurants and shopping nearby!!!

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