Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Completing this series of blog posts about the city of Yokohama is Minato Mirai 21, a seaside urban area in central Yokohama whose name means "harbor of the future".
It has many large high-rises, shopping centers, hotels, a convention center, museums, parks, etc. Until the 1980s the area was a large shipyard, but the shipyard moved and development began for a new city center.
The Pacifico convention center is one of the largest in Japan, beside it is the distinct Intercontinental Hotel with its rounded structure.
Queen’s Square offers a variety of shops and restaurants, including various well known brand stores. The Minato Mirai subway station is located in the basement.
The Landmark Plaza is located just beside Queen’s Square and adjacent to the Landmark Tower, Japan’s tallest building at 296 meters. The five floors of the Landmark Plaza feature a similar variety of shops and restaurants to those found in the Queen’s Square, including a Pokemon Center on the 4th floor.
The Landmark Tower has an observatory on its 69th floor called the Sky Garden, offering spectacular views of the area.
The Cosmo World amusement park has a handful of roller coaster rides, carnival attractions, a kid’s zone and a large Ferris wheel that doubles as a clock.
Finally, a few pictures of the Minato Mirai 21 area at night with lights.
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