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".

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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.

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The Pacifico convention center is one of the largest in Japan, beside it is the distinct Intercontinental Hotel with its rounded structure.

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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.

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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.

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The Landmark Tower has an observatory on its 69th floor called the Sky Garden, offering spectacular views of the area.

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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.

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Finally, a few pictures of the Minato Mirai 21 area at night with lights.

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9 thoughts on “Yokohama Minato Mirai 21

  1. When were these pictures taken? I see Nissan’s new HQ was under construction in one of your pictures. It was topped out last summer, so it must be from at least a few months before.

  2. I lived in Yokohama back in 1997 and have been back a couple times since. It’s been neat watching Minato Mirai grow up.

    There are some very nice photos here. I really like the night shots.

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