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  • PACIFICO Yokohama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minatomirai 1-1-1
    This convention center is in the Minato Mirai area. The Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama is one of the largest international conference halls in the world and hosts big global gatherings. It's connected to the Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel and the National Convention Hall, the only national conference hall in Eastern Japan. It's also a MICE complex and holds a wide variety of events.
  • Yokohama Chinatown
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou
    This is Japan’s largest Chinatown in Naka Ward, Yokohama City, where more than 500 shops are lined up. This area is always bustling with local people and tourists seeking authentic Chinese cuisine and culture. The Chinese New Year and especially the parade and the lion dance are events which are representative of Yokohama’s tourism. In all directions into Chinatown, there are gates with guardian deities enshrined in each of these gates: there is the Choyo-mon gate in the east, the Suzaku-mon gate in the south, the Enpei-mon gate in the west and the Genbu-mon gate in the north. The Suzaku-mon gate is convenient for coming from and going to Yokohama Motomachi.
  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 1-1
    A historical structure built as a government-bonded warehouse during the Meiji and Taisho periods, and nowadays it has become a multipurpose-type facility which holds cafes and restaurants. From the open plaza facing the sea you can look out over Yokohama Port and the scenery of Minato Mirai, while the buildings are illuminated in orange in the evening and from midday, a different fantastic atmosphere is created. A great number of events are held to match the season.
  • Yokohama Landmark Tower
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minatomirai 2-2-1
    In the center of this tower building which is a symbol of the Minato Mirai 21 district in Yokohama is a multi-purpose facility which houses offices, a hotel and a shopping mall. The tower also has such facilities as an observatory, a multi-purpose hall and a merchant ship stone dock that has been reconstructed into a plaza. In particular, the highlight is the scenery from the “Sky Garden” observatory located on the 69th floor of the tower at a height of 273 meters. During the day, you can look out into the distance over the Minato Mirai district and in the evening, the whole surface of the sparkling night view extends into the distance.
  • Sogo Yokohama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Takashima 2-18-1
    A department store connected directly to the east entrance of Yokohama Station via the central corridor running through the Porta underground shopping center. Sogo is also connected to the Yokohama Sky Building and Yokohama Bay Quarter via a pedestrian deck; since you never have to go outside, you can complete your shopping in the area even if it’s raining without ever getting wet. A wide variety of clothing and accessories can be found in Sogo, as well as an array of repair and maintenance services. There’s also the Sogo Museum of Art on the sixth floor, and fairs and bargain events are held periodically on the eighth floor.
  • Yokohama Stadium
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    4.0
    503 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yokohamakouen
    Located a three minute walk from Yokohama Municipal Subway Kannai Station or Nihon-Odori Station on the Minatomirai Line. Situated in Yokohama Park a short walk from Kannai Station on the JR Negishi Line, the stadium is also an outdoor baseball field for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. In addition to professional and amateur baseball and American football games, the stadium is also used as a venue for concerts. The stadium hosts a variety of food stands as well. The mikan ice, shave ice topped with mikan mandarin oranges and covered with a sweet and sour sauce, is particularly popular in summer.

    Yokohama Baseball stadium, also known as the Baystar arena. It is the home ground of the Yokohama based baseball team. Located just besides the JR Kannai station. The stadium can be reached from...

  • Yokohama Takashimaya
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minamisaiwai 1-6-31
    A department store located a one minute walk from Yokohama Station. Takashimaya is both a convenient place to shop and for meeting up with friends. Takashimaya’s eight spacious floors aboveground and two below host popular men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion brand shops; cosmetics stores; interior goods shops; food stores; cafes; and restaurants. Family-oriented, the facility rents baby strollers and has amenities such as baby rest rooms. A variety of renowned establishments can be found in the eighth floor restaurant area. Meanwhile, you can appreciate paintings and other artistic works in the seventh floor art gallery.

    We went with Japanese friends. This restaurant gives you a great japanese experience. We had been to a similar restaurant in a high class resort and this restaurant matched it in quality and...

  • Yokohama World Porters
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2-2-1
    Located a five minute walk from Bashamichi Station on the Minatomirai Line. A shopping mall located in the new port area of Minato Mirai 21. The facility’s spacious establishments include fashionable clothing stores, interior design shops, lifestyle goods stores, and restaurants. There’s also a movie theater and even an amusement park, ensuring you can enjoy a whole day here. You can get taste of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Town area on the first floor, where you’ll find a variety of Hawaiian goods and popular Hawaiian souvenirs as well as Hawaiian food.
  • Yokohama Museum of Art
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minatomirai 3-4-1
    This art museum is notable for its distinctive symmetrical stonework exterior and for the open atrium of its grand gallery. In addition to seven exhibit halls, the museum boasts an art information center with a collection of more than 110,000 books, artist workshops, and more, making it one of the country's largest art museums. The museum, which has a collection of more than 12,000 works of modern and contemporary art, holds a wide variety of exhibitions. It is located a three-minute walk from Minatomirai Station on the Minatomirai Line.
  • Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minatomirai 2-3-6
    This municipal concert hall is in Queen Square Yokohama in Minato Mirai, Nishi Ward, Kanagawa Prefecture. It mainly hosts musical performances and features a large hall complete with a pipe organ and a smaller rectangular hall with adjustable reverb paneling. The venue is also used for public recordings of TV Asahi's classical music program Untitled Concert.

    A friend of mine had a piano recital in the Small Hall of the Yakohama Minatomirai Hall. It took us only 43 minutes from Ikebukuro to Minatomirai by the Express Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line. It was...

  • Yamashita Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Yamashitachou 279
    This public park which opened in 1930 was built on land reclaimed with rubble from the Great Kanto Earthquake. This is a highly popular tourist spot as there are many monuments such as “The Girl in the Red Shoes Statue” and you can get an unbroken view of the sea and Bay Bridge. Again, it is also known as a famous spot for roses, with there being many roses in the fullness of bloom every spring and autumn in the sunken flowerbeds. The park is a three-minute walk from Motomachi Chukagai Station.
  • Mark Is (Minato Mirai)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minatomirai 3-5-1
    A commercial facility right in front of the Yokohama Museum of Art and connected directly to Minatomirai Station. The facility’s floors are divided into food, lifestyle goods, fashion, restaurants, and entertainment. Edible Garden, one of Japan’s largest mall vegetable gardens, is located on the fourth floor. The facility hosts a total 189 establishments and events are also frequently held here. From children to adults, the whole family can enjoy this shopping mall.
  • Sankeien Garden
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    4.5
    998 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1
    The Sankeien garden is an extensive garden located in the Honmoku district of Southeast Yokohama, looking out over Tokyo Bay. The garden was created by Hara Sankei (Hara Tomitaro), an entrepreneur who made a fortune as a silk trader. Within the Sankeien, historic buildings relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura etc. have been skillfully positioned for best visual effect; the Sankeien now contains 10 buildings that have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties, and three that have been designated as Tangible Cultural Properties by Yokohama City Government. During Hara Sankei’s lifetime, the Sankeien garden played an important role in the cultivation and supporting of avant-garde artists; some of the classic works of modern Nihonga painting—including Maeda Seison’s “The Uprising of Enryaku-ji Monks” and Yokoyama Taikan’s “Ryuin”—were painted here.

    We decided to revisit the Sankien Gardens plan on Tuesday morning since we missed them on Sunday. The gardens don’t open until 0900 and five of us (Pam, Sue, Judy, CL and myself) jumped in one of...

  • Cupnoodles Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2-3-4
    Cupnoodles Museum is an interactive museum that arouses creativity and curiosity through exhibitions and experiences related to instant noodles. At the museum, you can experience the creative thinking of Momofuku Ando, who developed the world’s first instant noodle. There are also many attractions which can be enjoyed by children as well as adults such as a workshop where you can make the world’s first “original cup noodles” and “chicken noodles”, leisure facilities where you can experience the manufacturing process of instant noodles and a food court where you can taste noodles from countries all over the world.
  • Queen’s Square Yokohama
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minatomirai 2-3
    This is a commercial facility attached to Yokohama Minato Mirai Station. There are multiple shopping areas, a concert hall, art gallery, and a hotel. There are also regular events held at the Queen’s Circle, an event space in the center of Queen Mall.
  • Nogeyama Zoo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Oimatsuchou 63-10
    This zoo is located inside of Nogeyama Park, which sits on a hilltop overlooking the 21 districts of Minatomirai. Admission is free. Visitors can see 2,500 animals from around 100 species including lions, tigers, and giraffes. The zoo also has an indoor climate-controlled reptile exhibit. Watching the staff breed and care for the crocodilians and tortoises is popular with visitors. At the zoo's Nakayoshi Hiroba (Friendship Plaza), visitors can actually pet and feed animals such as guinea pigs and mice, allowing them to feel the warmth of animals up close.
  • Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Kaigandori 1-1-4
    Located a seven minute walk from Nihon-Odori Station on the Minatomirai Line. A barrier-free passenger terminal where large passenger ships both domestic and international dock. The first floor has a hall and parking lot, while the second floor hosts the international departure and entry lobbies as well as shops. The open and airy rooftop area features a natural grass lawn and wood deck, and from where you can enjoy the view of Minato Mirai and ships moored at the pier. The facility also boasts a full array of establishments and amenities to ensure you can enjoy a whole day here, including shops selling sea-related souvenirs and mature restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic nightscape with your meal.
  • YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD
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    4.0
    577 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Shinkou 2-8-1
    YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD is an urban-type three-dimensional amusement park in the Minato Mirai 21 district. “Cosmo Clock 21”, a large Ferris wheel built for the opening of the Yokohama Exposition which was held in 1989 is a landmark structure. COSMOWORLD is divided into three zones: the “Wonder Amuse Zone” with its scary rides, the “Burano Street Zone” with its popular attractions and the “Kids Carnival Zone” for children. COSMOWORLD has no entrance charge, and is structured so that customers can use the facilities by purchasing individual tickets for each attraction. COSMOWORLD is illuminated at night and it is also known as a good night viewing spot.

    Free Entry, Pay per ride; 800Yen for the Ferris Wheel I timed it perfectly and even with the 20minute wait to board the wheel I reached the top at perfect sunset point and was able to get great...

  • Yokohama More’s
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Minamisaiwai 1-3-1
    A shopping mall located a one minute walk from the northwest exit of Yokohama Station. Conveniently accessible, this commercial facility is visited by great numbers of shoppers. Tending towards establishments offering younger men’s and women’s fashion, you’ll also find cafes, restaurants, and a Tokyu Hands selling unique lifestyle goods, hobby items, and cultural products. The cafés and restaurants in particular generally offer reasonably priced yet carefully prepared lunch options. In summer, a beer garden is operated on the rooftop where you can enjoy Japanese-style barbecue and hula dance shows.
  • Colette Mare
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Sakuragichou 1-1-7
    A commercial shopping facility in Minato Mirai. In addition to shops, Colette Mare also hosts restaurants and a movie theater. Many fashion brands popular with women have stores in the mall, as well as a variety of beauty and relaxation services such as a nail salon, aesthetic salon, massage room, and fitness club. Colette Mare is also designed for families with small children—there are three nursing areas in the mall on floors two, four, and six, as well as two baby rooms on floors two and four.

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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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