Minato Mirai

Things to See and Do in Yokohama: Past, Present & Future

Who knew a small sleepy fishing village of the Edo period would one day become the legendary “Port of Yokohama”? Yokohama is the port that opened Japan to the world about 165 years back when the fleet of US naval warships arrived at the Honshu coast of Japan forcing the end of its long isolation.…

Want to Dance with Pikachu? You Can’t Miss This Cute Event in Yokohama!

Most people have heard of the incredibly popular children’s anime show, Pokémon, which depicts a young boy and his friends who venture out into the world to win battles, collect badges, and “catch ’em all!” This insanely popular franchise also has an extensive series of video games and merchandise, which continue to be developed and…

Top 5 Spots You Must Experience in Minato Mirai, Yokohama

Minato Mirai 21 (横浜みなとみらい21) is the biggest business, shopping, and tourism district in all of Yokohama. It is just a few minutes by train from Yokohama Station using the Minatomirai Line, or about 40 minutes away from Tokyo Station. Though there are countless things to see and do in this area, here are five recommendations…

Find Out How to See the Best of the City of Yokohama in Two Hours!

Yokohama is one of Japan’s famous port cities and is a busy city with many people visiting for meetings and conferences from all over the world. There are many chances for people on a business trip to visit Yokohama for its popular International Convention Center, where many important conferences and exhibitions occur. The new city…

Enjoy a Healthy Winter Stroll at the Yokohama Night Walk 2017

Have you made any plans for this upcoming Saturday, 4 March 2017? If you happen to be in Yokohama or nearby, how about spending your winter night strolling in the beautifully lit Minato Mirai area and enjoying the food, drinks and entertainment that it has to offer? What Is the Yokohama Night Walk? View this…

Visit the Yokohama Three Towers and Make Your Wish Come True!

Being located in close proximity to Tokyo (東京), Yokohama (横浜) is a popular day trip destination for many domestic and international tourists. As there is such a wide array of attractions to see and experience, both traditional and modern, as well as a variety of cuisines for you to savor, you will most likely have…

Enjoy the Fresh Sea Breeze and Stunning Yokohama Views at Osanbashi Pier!

Looking for a nice place to chill out and take in the sights of Yokohama’s waterfront? Look no further than Osanbashi which is sure to give you a breathtaking and unobstructed view of the area while offering various entertainment and dining options for people of all ages! History Author’s photo The name Osanbashi actually refers…

Yokohama Pokemon Paradise

Pokémon Center YOKOHAMA Absolutely, there are Pokémon goods everywhere!! Latest battle game cards, various stationery, figurines, T-shirts, snacks and even cup noodles….you name it! This is not only a specialty store but you can also battle there with other shoppers and you may become a Pokémon master…!!?? This amazing shop is located in Yokohama city,…

Yokohama ‐ the start point of the Meiji era

Since Yokohama was one of the first ports which opened after the sakoku policy, it is worthwhile to visit this big city. With a population of nearly 4 million people, it is the second largest city of Japan. Although the city of Yokohama is Japanese for sure, foreign influence is in its blood. If you…

3 good places you should go in Yokohama

Yokohama, Kannai Bay In your first few months of living here in Japan, you’re probably wondering what are the best places here that are really nice to visit and to hangout with friends on your very boring days. In my 2 years of living here in Japan, I have been to many places around Kanagawa…