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Address: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
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When Japan emerged from centuries of isolation in the mid-19th century,...

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 price but there are vending machines available that will give you a small discount if... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 or day it has one of the best views in Japan.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked yokohama more than Tokyo and Osaka. It is so clean and organized and it has the French look and environment and it is just 20 mins train from Tokyo.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a modern centre with high rise buildings. Shops and restaurants were concentrated there. Office buildings and large Departmental Stores could also be found. The Fun Park with nicely illuminated Ferris Wheel were also highlights for the children, particularly at nights and during holiday periods.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Modern city layout with covered shopping and walkways. Plenty of restaurants with tasteful decorations but surprisingly affordable. Friendly service and English well understood. Hotels all serviced by airport buses. Adequate shopping and museums all walkable distance. What more can one ask for?

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

I found it interesting to visit, but would not want to live there with so many high rise apartments and mall after mall, a shoppaholics delight with even whole stores devoted to Pokemon! The fun park would delight children and the Ferris wheel was worth a look to view the city surrounds.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Minato Mirai 21 building is a modern building with expensive shops and lots of dining locations. It has been developed for business customers. The building architecture is attractive and worth to take pictures. Many reputable shops have branches there. Our tour took half a day with a relaxing stop in one of the coffee shops.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Tokyo/Yokohama area multiple times and by far Minato Mirai is the best area I stayed at. Restaurants are abundant and I recommend staying at a hotel in the queen's square area where you have a direct access to the mall and the minatomirai train station.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good place for shopping, very modern and stylish building. There's a halal indian restaurant inside.

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