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Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Located a 5-minute walk from Shin-Yokohama Station, the world's first ramen-themed food amusement park, "Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum." The founder, Hiroshi Iwao, who was born and raised in Shin-Yokohama, traveled throughout Japan to pioneer local ramen that was not yet known at the time, out of his love for the local area and community revitalization. This museum, where you can taste the flavors of renowned ramen shops from all over Japan in one place without getting on a plane, was opened in 1994.

The first floor and two underground floors feature a reproduction of the retro townscape from 1958, the year when Nissin introduced "Chicken Ramen," the first instant ramen in Japan. There are about seven famous ramen shops at any given time, each located in a separate building. The system involves purchasing a meal ticket from the ticket vending machines located in front of each shop and then entering. They also offer a smaller-sized "Mini Ramen," so you can enjoy and compare the flavors of multiple renowned shops.

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
Location: 2-14-21 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 222-0033
Hours: Weekdays 11:00 to 21:00 / Weekends 10:30 to 21:00 (Last orders are taken 30 minutes before closing)
Admission: Adults: 380 yen / Children, Junior High and High School Students: 100 yen / Seniors (60 years and above): 100 yen / Elementary school students and below: Free (*Food and drink must be paid separately at each shop)
Website: https://www.raumen.co.jp/english/

 

Historical Buildings

Historical Buildings

Adjacent to the continually developing Minato Mirai area, you can experience the atmosphere of the Meiji era and learn about the history and culture of Kanagawa at the "Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History."
The building consists of the former building, constructed in Neo-Baroque style in 1904 as the main branch of the former Yokohama Specie Bank, and the new building section, which was added when the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum opened in 1967. The former building is designated as an important cultural property and historic site by the government. The permanent exhibition rooms introduce a wide range of materials divided into five themes, from prehistoric times to the present. The first floor offers a free area with a café and shop.

Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
Location: 5-60 Minami-Nakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0006
Hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (Entrance until 16:30)
Admission: 20 years and older: 300 yen / Under 20 years and students: 200 yen / High school students and seniors (65 years and above): 100 yen / Junior high school students and below: Free (*Separate fees may apply for special exhibitions)
Website: https://ch.kanagawa-museum.jp/english

 

Shopping

Shopping in Yokohama

Located a 5-minute walk from Kanazawa Seaside Line Torihama Station and easily accessible by train, "Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside" is an outlet mall with a marina. It occupies a site area of 31,945 sq. m (about 343,853 sq. ft) and houses approximately 170 stores. It also features Japan's first park-integrated "Uniqlo Park" in a separate building. You can enjoy shopping and dining while overlooking the beautiful seaside, which is one of the largest in Asia. The food court introduces environmentally friendly new materials for cups as alternatives to paper and plastic. The mall is committed to marine environmental conservation and environmental protection activities unique to a harbor town, such as using LED lighting throughout the building and water-saving toilets.

Mitsui Outlet Park Yokohama Bayside
Location: 5-2 Shiraho, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-8666
Hours: Shops: 10:00 to 20:00
Restaurants: 11:00 to 21:00 (Hours and last orders may vary by store)
Food Court: 10:30 to 21:00
Website: https://mitsui-shopping-park.com.e.act.hp.transer.com/mop/yokohama/index.html

 

Nighttime Attractions

Nighttime Attractions

Standing at a height of 296 m (about 971 ft) with 70 floors, the "Yokohama Landmark Tower" is not only one of Japan's tallest office buildings but also a popular tourist attraction. On the 69th floor, there is an observation floor called the "Sky Garden." From the 2nd-floor lobby, you can take Japan's fastest and most stable elevator, reaching the top in about 40 seconds (maximum speed of 750 meters or 2460 ft per minute). From an altitude of 273 m (895 ft), you can enjoy a magnificent 360° panoramic view of Yokohama Port and the entire Kanto Plain. The night view, in particular, offers a stunning display of the sparkling Minato Mirai area, with cruise ships and sightseeing boats passing through the harbor. There are love seats right by the windows, allowing you to fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery. At the Sky Cafe on the same floor, you can have a romantic experience while enjoying a fantastic night view with original cocktails.

Sky Garden
Location: 69F, Yokohama Landmark Tower, 2-2-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012
Hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (Last admission at 20:30) (*Except for extended business days and New Year's holidays)
Extended Hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (Last admission at 21:30) (*Every Saturday, and Sundays before a national holiday, including substitute holiday)
Admission: Adults (18-64 years old): 1,000 yen / Seniors (65 years and above), High School Students: 800 yen / Elementary and Middle School Students: 500 yen / Children (4 years and above): 200 yen
Website: https://www.yokohama-landmark.jp/transer/english.html

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