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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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Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to go and get out of the heat. Has great restaurants and lots of coffee shops nice shops to have a look around.

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yokohama has done such a nice job with this area - Landmark Tower and Queens Square are so fun to walk around. Go at night with the lights. They have Bay Cycle, too where you can get bikes for free and ride around. Very, very...More

Thank ChristinaDenver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out hotel at minatomirai area. Comfort place and very entertaining. Near cosmo world, red brick, landmark tower. Trying to walking around at night, ohhhh my fav for healing place

Thank Hyeonri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to relaxing and walk around. Not so crowded compare with Tokyo. The cup noodles museum and the red bricks warehouse is a must go place. good place to picnic at the Yamashita park too.

Thank estarfly
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This area is the waterside area that houses the Landmark Tower, once Japan''s tallest until 2014. It has been developed as very pleasant area that contains a number of historical ships (Nippon Maru) and some pleasant places to stroll. It is just a short walk...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Minato Mirai is a totally new neighborhood in downtown Yokohama. It has been master-planned, hence the great swathes of empty space, but these are being developed as need arises. But the footpaths are wide, the buildings are attractive and are a good balance of residential...More

1  Thank KeaMite
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Minato Mirai which literally translates to "future harbor" is a city without the hustle-bustle. Yokohama was our day trip from Tokyo, and I didn't regret the long train ride and the long walk up from the station. Spectacular architecture, breathtaking skyline and scenic harbor views...oh,...More

1  Thank Sherr503
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Shops, amusement park, boutiques near the marina, restaurants all make for a good weekend outing. Recommend.

Thank Indigo_Scott
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a great place for all to enjoy. Rides available for the young and the young at heart. The cosmo clock ferris wheel is a definite must ride as you get a fantastic view of the Yokohama sea side. All attractions have a specific...More

Thank Irvan S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

If travelling to Tokyo, Minato mirai is a must! even though it is in a different city it is only 30 min away from tokyo and it is 100x more beautiful. From here u can get to landmark tower or the ferris wheel where night...More

1  Thank Luigi V
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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
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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.