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“Amazing glittering new part of the city!”
Review of Minato Mirai 21

Minato Mirai 21
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Ranked #2 of 720 things to do in Yokohama
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed October 29, 2014

Ah - that is how I imagine modern coastal city should look... Truly amazing place... With some amazing new architecture, beautiful designed public spaces, parks, promenades etc... There is everything for everyone... If you are for shopping there are some amazing shopping places... if you are for some culture there are some great museums... if you for some amusement - oh take a ride at those roller coaster or Ferris wheel if you like... or you are just for a walk and enjoying lying on grass watching ships or skyscrapers or sharing some nice moments with special one - than you are on the right place... we like it really much - simply a must see place where you can spend whole day wondering around and having some really great time... RECOMMENDED!

3  Thank tedvard
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Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is where Yokohama shows its modern side. A typical dating area, but also good for families, with the giant ferris wheel and amusement park. A nice open urban area near the shore so not as hectic and claustrophobic as Shibuya, for example.

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Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

The most picturesque nightview during my stay in Japan. Definitely worthy of its name, which means harbor of the future literally.

1  Thank Min Yang Leo C
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Reviewed September 17, 2014

The minato Mirai is simply amazing. The Yokohama Landmark tower, the Osanbashi Pier and the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse are beautiful and should not be missed. You can spend up to three days in the area and not see everything. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is the main atraction in Yokohama. Beautiful, clean, nice views, good shopping malls. a "must see" in Yokohama.

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