Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

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  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

    Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

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    Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse with Landmark Tower

  • Oktoberfest at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

    Oktoberfest at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

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Facts & Figures

The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, also known as Akarenga Soko, is located at the Port of Yokohama. It consists of two historic buildings that previously served as Customs Inspection Houses. The spacious plaza between the buildings is home to numerous events throughout the year, such as the highly popular Yokohama Oktoberfest and Easter Flower Show. There is always something happening here to keep people entertained. Following its renovation in 2022, the number of stores has increased from 40 to 66. The site even features a Disney Harvest Market where guests can enjoy Mickey Mouse-themed meals and desserts. Don not miss the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse history exhibition, which provides information about the area's development through maps, photos, and digital screens. Japan Rail Pass Buy now and Save >
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  • Building No. 1:
  • Opening Hours - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Admission Fee - free
  • Building No. 2:
  • Opening Hours - 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (restaurants and cafe can have different hours)
  • Admission Fee - free

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History

Building No. 2 of the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse complex was constructed in 1911 and Building No. 1 was created in 1914. The renowned Meiji architect Tsumaki Yorinaka (1859 - 1916) was responsible for the project. During the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake parts of the building complex (mainly Building No. 1) were destroyed and the reconstruction took until 1930. After the terrible WW2, the American army took over the complex and used it from 1945 to 1956. Once Japan got the control back the buildings were used again as customs houses until 1989. A large renovation project was completed in March 2002 by the Takenaka Corporation. It received the Good Design Award by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization in 2002. The last renovation happened from May 2022 until December 2022.

Location

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Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is located at the Port of Yokohama.
Address: 1-1-2 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0001

How to get to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse?

  • 5min from Yokohama Station to Bashamichi Station by Minato Mirai Line and
  • 9min from Bashamichi Station to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Sightseeing spots

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Building No. 1:

Shops - At the first floor you will find 5 shops - Akarenga (brick) Depot, Yokohama Glass, S. SHOBEY&Masuda Gama (silk products), Yokohama Yaki pottery and Camera wa Suzuki.

Gallery space - The second floor features a gallery and serves as a venue for hosting events.

Concert Hall - There is a venue on the third floor with 300 seats. It is often used for company parties, concerts, and theatre performances.

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Building No. 2:

Shops - In total, there are 66 unique shops spread across three floors. Additionally, there are cafes like Uni Coffee Roasters, restaurants, and a food court called Picnic Court.

Festival & Events at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (dates can change without notice)

September - October

YOKOHAMA OKTOBERFEST
Enjoy this authentic German experience with lots of beer and good music. This festival in Yokohama started in 2003 and its origin can be found in Munich (Germany).

November - December

Christmas Market (24th Nov. - 25th Dec.)
This Christmas market gets bigger every year. Everything started in 2014 and people love the Christmas magic. Enjoy the food and beverage stalls, merchandise vendors and traditionally music.

December - February

Outdoor ice skate rink - Art Rink (4th - 5th)
Have fun with ice skating in combination with the art and the amazing Minato Mirai skyline.

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