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Minato Mirai 21

Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-682-4403
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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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“amusement park” (33 reviews)
“ferris wheel” (40 reviews)
“landmark tower” (44 reviews)
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-682-4403
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You may or may not like staying in Minato Mirai. There are lots of entertainment for families with young kids, shopping opportunities and food that is very westernized. On the whole, it is beautiful, the buildings are 21st century style and the area is safe...More

Thank DolceVita_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the view of The Minato Mirai area from the New Otani Inn. It’s a beautiful area to walk around. Loads of things to do besides ride the Ferris wheel, cup noodle museum, maritime museum, and the World porter is a fun place to...More

Thank Sheri K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out for a nice walk around town. Numerous shops located in the area. It certainly provides a variety of upscale options.

Thank William P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This supermarket is walking distance from intercontinental Yokohama Grand into Queen square down level 1, to the subway line & followed the sign says MarkIs brought sushi, local produce & lunches great place. Upper floor are the shopping for clothing been Australian it’s very hard...More

Thank Rufina D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually it is the new and luxury part of the Yokohama that include beautiful shopping malls and multiples towers with superb engineering technology. Among them, the land mark tower, Royal park hotel and Queens tower are more interesting. You can finds any kind of international...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This site was so appointmenting. This is supposed to be one of the main sites to see when you're in Yokohama, I thought a one star was giving it too much. Don't bother going

Thank Garry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Minato Mirai 21 area is a place you could spend hours strolling round. The buildings are impressive, especially the Landmark tower which I think is stunning and is as impressive if not more so than the skyscrapers of Tokyo. There is also the Nippon...More

Thank thorn-wishes-talon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place for a leisurely stroll. It was a relaxing day, we got off Sakuragicho station to walk to Cup Noodles Museum.

Thank CJ C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A super modern yet quite pleasant area in the bustling Yokohama. This area houses the amusement park (with the wonderful ferris wheel, as well as some exciting rides for the thrill seekers) and the landmark tower. It's a very pleasant walk from the omonbashi pier...More

Thank MasumMS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the endless rides and attractions to the hyper-sophisticated toilets to the amazing range of eateries, shops down to the waterworks facing the amazing art museum (not to be missed even with young children), Minato Mirai is a treat for all ages. The best urban...More

Thank David M
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15 April 2016|
Response from PrincessRoyceJ |
1) If you're in Minatomirai I recommend ColetteMare. Also I think you'd like the shops around Yokohama station like Lumine. If you like Takeshita-dori you might wanna check the street at west exit of Yokohama station, that... More
Ronnie S
5 December 2015|
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Response from tattskin | Reviewed this property |
Take any train (JR and Keikyu) that will get you to Yokohama station and once in Yokohama station get on the Minato Mirai Subway Line.