Minato Mirai District 21 Areaみなとみらい21エリア
An exciting emerging future city that is constantly evolving. One of Yokohama's most nostalgic towns, Sakuragi-cho.
Minato Mirai 21 Area is a new town created where Yokohama Exotic Showcase was held in 1989. Minato Mirai 21 Area is the town of future full of modern high-rise buildings. The most famous ones of all are the Yokohama Landmark Tower and Queen's Square Yokohama. The Landmark Tower is a 296-meter-high, 70-floor building, which represents the city of Yokohama. You can have a magnificent view from its observatory floor (the 69th) Sky Garden.
Minato Mirai 21 Area is also a mega-shopping town, crowded with large shopping malls and amusement spots. The gorgeous night view of Minato Mirai 21 Area is a must-see. Yokohama Cosmoworld, with one of the world's largest Ferris wheels in the center, and high-rise buildings are illuminated, which gives an effect of the whole area floating in the night sky.
West of JR Sakuragicho Station, you can find Nogeyama Park, which has the Nogeyama Zoo, with about 1,400 animals of 100 species. Yokohama Nigiwai Za opened in 2002. It is a center specializing in Japanese entertainments such as 'rakugo' (comic monologue), 'manzai' (comic dialogue), and performance, and conveying the tradition of Yokohama, in which a number of theaters and playhouses were crowded with their fans, to today's guests.
From Tokyo :
[Rail] 40 min from Tokyo to Sakuragicho Station by JR Keihin Tohoku Line.