Yokohama - About / Tourism - Meet Minato Mirai 21 and Yamashita Park

Yokohama's population of 3.7 million people, large enough to make it one of the great Japan cities and the world. Yokohama has a strong influence in industrial Japan. And it becomes a great rival to Tokyo.

In the 1960s, Yokohama came up with a bold plan to transform its industrial urban landscape into a futuristic city to rival Tokyo. train lines were built, overturned warehouses and artificial islands were created.

As a result, Yokohama took its place on the world stage. It is now just behind Tokyo in terms of quality of life (43 and 49 of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world) Yokohama has a lot to offer visitors. In this article, we will examine the most interesting tourist spots in this beautiful city.

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Attractions

Let's see some of the best sights in the city of Yokohama.

Sankeien Garden is a famous garden located in Yokohama with a large pond and full of historic buildings in Japan.

THE Yokohama Station it is the fifth busiest train station in the world, and serves 760 million passengers a year. The area around the station is full of shops, restaurants, izakaya, pachinko and karaoke.

Shomyoji it is a temple in southern Yokohama that is a hidden gem and is not very popular compared to other temples in Japan.

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Yokohama also has a shopping street, with a European feel called motomachi.

Zoorasia is a popular zoo in Yokohama. It is divided into several climatic zones, including tropical, Asian, subarctic, Africa and even Amazon.

This is just the beginning, the real attractions of the city are below:

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Minato Mirai 21

It means Porto do Futuro 21, and it is an important part of the city. Here you will find entertainment centers, shops and cultural attractions.

In this place is also located one of the largest skyscrapers in the world the Landmark Tower. A 295.8 meter high building, built in 1993 with 70 floors.

  • Yokohama Bay Bridge it has a pedestrian promenade known as Sky Walk;
  • Nippon Maru is a ship that was built in 1930 in Kobe. He walked enough miles to circle the world 45 times. and is open to the public in front of LandMark Tower;
  • Kanagawa Shimbun - An event that happens in August, of fireworks,

Yamashita Park

A park by the sea that connects many of Yokohama's best attractions through a pleasant walkway. See any of these attractions below:

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  • Hikawa Maru it is a large luxury ship built in the 1920s and is open to the public;
  • At the south end of the park, a 5-minute walk is located one of the largest Chinatown of the world. With more than 4,000 Chinese and more than 300 stores;
  • Yokohama Marine Tower a lighthouse considered one of the tallest in the world. The tower is open to the public and is approximately 106 meters high;

This park is located approximately 30 minutes walk from Minato mirai, and close to Motomachi Chukagai station.

Museums and others

Yokohama also has its art gallery with a focus on artists and the city's history. And a photo gallery and several areas for special exhibitions.

Ramen museum makes an internal reproduction of a street in the Shitamachi area of Tokyo in the late 1950s. It allows you to learn about the history and culture of ramen, in addition to trying great dishes.

Ramen museum in the main part of yokohama

too has the Cup Noodles Museum to amuse children and young people. Besides knowing and delighting the Noodles, it allows you to design your own macaroni cup.

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These were some of the sights that this city offers. We don't even cover half of what this big city has to offer. The best way to get to know it is by visiting. So if you have the opportunity, take advantage! To finish we will leave a complete map of the city to better understand its attractions.

Yokohama port area map