Minato Mirai in Yokohama

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  • Yokohama Minato Mirai With The Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

  • Yokohama View From The Sakuragicho Washington Hotel

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai The Landmark Tower

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai The Landmark Tower

  • The Moku-Moku Waku-Waku Yokohama Yo-Yo Sculpture

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai Kimono Woman

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai Nippon Maru Training Ship At Night

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai View From The Landmark Tower

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Facts & Figures

The Minato Mirai 21 (means "Port of the Future in the 21st century") area in Yokohama is a huge financial, business and entertainment district along the waterfront on 186ha of land. Japan Rail PassSince 2004 I travel nearly every year to Japan. The rail pass made my life easier to discover all those amazing places in my favourite country. This new urban center is full with highrise buildings like the Landmark Tower, many tourist attractions and great shopping facilities. This new face/skyline of Yokohama attracts more than 58 million visitors each year.


The Minato Mirai area was built on a former shipyard owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japanese National Railways classification yard. The re-development of this place started in 1985. The whole area is still evolving till today.


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Minato Mirai is located in Naka-ku (ward) in central Yokohama.

How to get to Minato Mirai 21?

  • 3min from Yokohama Station to Minato Mirai Station by Minato Mirai Line or
  • 3min from Yokohama Station to Sakuragicho Station by JR Keihin-Tohoku Line or
  • access Minato Mirai district by Akaikutsu Loop Bus (100 yen)

Sightseeing spots


Landmark Tower - with 296,3m the tallest skyscraper in Japan, the observation deck - Sky Garden - at the 69th floor offers an amazing view of Yokohama and if the weather is right Mt. Fuji

Yokohama Museum of Art - built in 1989, displays art in seven galleries from Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali etc... and important Japanese artists like Chizuko Yoshida, Imamura Shiko and Kanzan Shimomura

Cosmo World - the amusement park offers roller coaster rides, the Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris wheel (112,5m tall) and carnival attractions

Pacifico Yokohama - a huge convention center

Kishamichi Promenade - this walkway offers great views especially at night of the skyline of Minato Mirai

Nippon Maru - a Japanese museum ship, opened to the public in 1984

3 Queens Square Towers - it is a huge shopping and office building complex with over 200 stores and restaurants

Minato Mirai Hall - a great concert hall and home of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra

Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum - the museum is full with interactive elements and makes it an perfect place for children

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Western-Style Houses Festa (Hana to Utsuwa no Harmony) (2nd till 10th)
Seven historical western-style houses are beautiful decorated with flowers and chinaware by professional artists. More than 60000 visitors enjoy this festival every year.


Yokohama International Fireworks (16th)
Around 7000 fireworks will light up the sky. Enjoy this great spectacle with appr. 500000 visitors.

Where to stay in Yokohama?

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