Yokohama: Minato Mirai 21 / Bayside Area
Minato Mirai 21 is a large and modern business, entertainment and accommodation precinct located on Yokohama’s central waterfront. It is spread across two main areas – around Minato-Mirai Station and Rinko Park along with the island district of Shinko. Minato-Mirai Station and Sakuragicho Station are the nearest access points to the district, with the ‘Yokohama Air Cabin’ – a 635 metre long gondola – operating to the island from nearby Sakuragicho Park. The area includes multiple large buildings and towers with the InterContinental Yokohama Grand Hotel, Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu and Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, located on floors 59 to 70 of the Landmark Tower– some of the best accommodation in the city, affording fantastic views over the water.
The precinct is particularly attractive night when its major buildings, ferris-wheel and other features are lit-up, imbuing the area with seductive atmosphere which attracts many visitors including couples from Tokyo, who head to Yokohama to indulge in an overnight stay at a high-end hotel combined with dinner at one of the many fine-dining restaurants in the area. Translating as ‘Harbour of the Future’, Minato Mirai 21 also includes multiple large buildings and towers, Yokohama Museum of Art, Cosmo World, the Cup Noodle Museum along with large shopping centres – such as Queen’s Square, Landmark Plaza, World Porters, Marine & Walk Yokohama and Red Brick Warehouses.
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For passengers arriving or departing Yokohama by cruise liner, staying in this area of the city is a great option given its proximity to Osanbashi Pier from which those cruises operate. Hotels in the area feature Western-style amenities, excellent restaurants and have English and other foreign language-speaking staff. Accommodation listings for other areas in Yokohama can be found through the following pages: Yokohama Station Area – Sakuraguchi Station Area — Kannai Station Area — Chinatown / Motomachi Area – Shin-Yokohama Station Area.