Bay Quarter - Shopping complex: Yokohama Sta.
[Open 11am-11pm daily.]
This five-story shopping mall overlooking the bay offers a diverse and affordable range of shops and restaurants, including several that cater to dog-owners. There's also a docking area for water buses running along the bay.
Yokohama Station East Exit Pier - Boat pier: Yokohama Sta.
The Seabass water bus leaves two to four times per hour for Minato-Mirai, Akarenga and Yamashita Park piers. From 10:10am-6:15pm weekdays; 11:10am-7:35pm weekends. Price Y400-700.
Nissan Gallery - Showroom: Yokohama Sta.
[Open 10am-8pm daily.]
Located inside Nissan's global headquarters building, this showroom often displays classic antique cars as well as the latest models. The Nissan Boutique sells toy cars and quite a bit of motorsports-related merchandise in Nissan's team colors. A...
Yokohama Minato-Mirai/ Kannai
Anpanman Children's Museum and Mall - Museum: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[Open museum 10am-6pm (enter by 5pm); mall -7pm; restaurant -8pm (LO 7pm) daily.]
Aimed squarely at the six-and-under crowd, this popular mini-museum and shopping mall are devoted to the cartoon-pastry hero and his many plush and collectible friends. The main reason to fork over Y1000 for the museum entrance fee is probably the...
Mitsubishi Minato Mirai Industrial Museum - Museum: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[Open 10am-5pm (enter by 4:30pm). Closed Mondays.]
Fans of rockets, ships and big machinery in general will find a lot to see in this two-story technology museum run by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Exhibits focus in particular on the realms of aerospace, deep-sea exploration and shipping. There's...
Yokohama Museum of Art - Art museum: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[Open 10am-6pm. Closed Thursdays.]
The focus here is primarily on twentieth-century modern art, with works by Dali, Picasso, Cezanne and Magritte as well as notable Japanese artists. Several special exhibitions are held each year. The museum building was designed by Pritzker...
Landmark Tower Sky Garden - Attraction: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[Open 10am-9pm (enter by 8:30pm) daily.]
The 69th-floor observation deck offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Yokohama and the bay, with Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji visible on clear days. The Sky Cafe (045-224-3031) serves cocktails and snacks, coffee and desserts.
Queen's Square Yokohama - Shopping complex: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[Open 11am-10pm daily.]
This huge complex anchoring the redeveloped Minato-Mirai area includes several office buildings, a concert hall, a hotel, more than 100 retail shops spread over two separate shopping malls (called at! and Queen's East), and dozens of restaurants.
Minato-Mirai Pukari Pier - Boat pier: Yokohama Minato-mirai
The Seabass water bus leaves two to four times per hour for Yokohama Station East Exit, Akarenga and Yamashita Park piers. From 10:25am-6:30pm weekdays; 11:25am-8:35pm weekends. Price Y340-400. There are also 1-hour and 2-hour cruises on...
Cupnoodles Museum - Museum: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[Open 10am-6pm (enter by 5pm). Closed Tuesdays.]
If you love instant ramen and want to learn much, much more about the ubiquitous snack and its inventor, Momofuku Ando, you've come to the right place. Walk around inside a replica of the original shed where Ando first created instant ramen back in...
Yokohama Cosmoworld - Amusement park: Yokohama Minato-mirai
[Open 11am-9pm. Closed Thursdays.]
The giant ferris wheel, 112 meters in height with a capacity of 480 riders, is the main attraction here and a prominent part of the Yokohama skyline. There's also a roller coaster and a water-rafting ride.
Zoorasia - Zoo: Yokohama
[Open 9:30am-4:30pm (enter by 4pm). Closed Tuesdays.]
Established in 1999, this modern, animal-friendly zoo shows off its residents in spacious habitats that mimic their natural environments. It's divided into seven separate ecological zones - Asian tropical forest, subarctic forest, Oceanian...
Ikea - Retail: Yokohama
[Open 10am-9pm daily.]
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum - Attraction: Yokohama
[Open 11am-10pm (last admission) daily.]
A miniature historical theme park, Ramen Town, located on the bottom two levels of the Ramen Museum, is a recreation of a bustling urban neighorhood in the year 1958 (which happens to be the year instant ramen was invented). Scattered among the...
Mitsui Outlet Park - Shopping complex: Yokohama
[Open 10am-8pm daily.]
This bayside outlet mall is located next to a large marina, and is fashioned after a seaside port village.
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise - Aquarium: Yokohama Hakkeijima
[Open hours vary between 9am-9pm (summer weekends) to 10am-5pm (winter weekdays). Open every day.]
This entertainment complex, located on a large man-made island at the southern tip of Yokohama, includes one of the biggest aquariums in Japan as well as an amusement park, a hotel, shops and restaurants. The aquarium houses over 100,000 fish...