Minato Mirai 21

There is plenty to do in Minato Mirai; Shopping, an interactive museum, the beautiful night view, etc.

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Minato Mirai is an area facing Yokohama Harbor within Nishi and Naka Wards. Almost half of the area is reclaimed land and it’s a region that has a lot of offices and shopping malls.
Minatomirai Nishi-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa

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The soaring tower of Yokohama

Yokohama Landmark Tower is a high-rise building which is 296m in height and has 70 floors. It is a multi-purpose complex consisting of offices, a hotel and a shopping mall. Following Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Tower, it is the 6th-tallest structure in Japan.
The Sky Garden observation deck is located on the 69th floor where you can get a panoramic view of Yokohama Harbor and the streets of the city. The night view from here is remarkable. Landmark Tower was created on the remnants of a former shipyard, and part of the dockyard has been restored and preserved as the Dockyard Garden. Currently, it is also being used as an event plaza. Since 2013, 180-degree interactive events utilizing project mapping have been held.

Minato Mirai bringing together an old history and modern facilities

Minato Mirai brings a modern atmosphere with the continuing development of high-rise buildings, shopping malls and office area, but there is the fascinating inclusion of the historical buildings of the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses. The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses are buildings that were created in the Meiji Era as bonded warehouses. Currently, the 1st floor is an exhibition space while the 2nd floor is used as a commercial facility, and the warehouses are tourist spots representing Minato Mirai. Along with World Porters and Landmark Tower, there are plenty of shopping facilities to enjoy, especially with the opening of Mark IS Minato Mirai in 2014 which is the largest shopping mall in the area. Fashion brand Uniqlo, which also enjoys popularity overseas, has the largest store in the prefecture. Also, Orbi Yokohama which is popular with kids and families is an entertainment-style museum. Labeled as the world’s first multi-sensory natural history museum, it has gained popularity through its videos and exhibitions co-produced by major video game developer SEGA and BBC EARTH of the UK. In addition, there are facilities for both children and adults such as the adjacent Cup Noodles Museum and the Anpanman Museum where you can have a full day of fun with the whole family, a special feature of Minato Mirai.

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6 years ago
It's a pretty place
Once the lights turned on.....it's a breathtaking sight. You can also take a ride on a ferry ride to enjoy Yokohama's harbor. Mind you, the wind is quite strong in this area. Make sure you've dressed adequately.
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7 years ago
Modern and Bright harbor
Minato Mirai 21 is basically the image I have of Yokohama, a beautiful modern harbor city. I loved walking around on the boulevard during the day and then visit the malls (there are a lot of malls here!) for some shopping. Restaurants here are also not hard to find, I think there is something for everyone's taste. Highlight of my day was the night view. Seeing the lights of the city and the ferris wheel with it's rainbow colored lights. A good place for a date in my opinion!
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