About the Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel The Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel is the world’s largest clock-style ferris wheel, located inside of Yokohama Cosmo World. It stands as the landmark of the Minato Mirai 21 district at a total height of 112.5m, diameter of 100m, and 60 gondolas that each seat 8 people for a total capacity of 480 people.
Zo-no-hana (Elephant Nose) Park was newly opened in 2009 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port. When the port was first opened, two jetties were built here. One of them was extended in a curve, and it looked like an elephant’s nose. The name of the park came from the shape of the jetty. This park is located between Aka-renga Park and Yamashita Park.
Iwaya are caves on Enoshima island which have been eroded by tides for thousands of years and elevated from the sea by repeated earthquakes. The first record of Iwaya in a historical document was in 552 AD. The cave area here has been developed by Fujisawa city as a tourist spot and so has lost its original atmosphere.
Only a short train ride west of Kamakura, Enoshima (江の島) is a pleasantly touristy island just off the coast but connected by bridge with the mainland. The island offers a variety of attractions, including a shrine, park, observation tower and caves. Views of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed on days with good visibility.
Train from Yokohama to Fujiko F Fujio Museum Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Yokohama to Fujiko F Fujio Museum every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 12 min. Japan Railways (JR) also services this route every 15 minutes.
This museum opens to the public a massive collection of models trains, said to be the largest in the world, made and possessed by Nobutaro Hara. In particular, large models that faithfully recreate cars from Japan, Europe, the United States, and other places around the globe run in a way that you could mistake them as being real.
In my opinion no park is complete without an open space for stretching out on the grass and enjoying a picnic. Ikuta Ryokuchi boasts a small but great one. It has several picnic tables, a clock tower and a bed of luscious green grass. It sits right next to the science museum, cafe and bathroom facilities.
1-2 Negishidai, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0853 Take the JR Negishi Line to Negishi station or Yamate station; then walk about 1KM (15 to 20 minutes) to the park. Umi no Koen Umi no Koen (Marine Park) is home to the only beach in Yokohama city where you can swim.
Motomachi (元町) is a district of Naka Ward in Yokohama, Japan, located immediately west of Yamate and east of Chinatown. It consists mainly of the Motomachi Shopping Street, a five-block long stretch of boutiques and shops, well known in Japan for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, original fashion, and Western influence.
Nippon Maru (日本丸) is a Japanese museum ship and former training vessel. She is permanently docked in Yokohama harbor, in Nippon Maru Memorial Park. She was built by Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation in Kobe, and was launched on 27 January 1930 alongside her sister ship Kaiwo Maru.
At Nissan Stadium, which was called International Stadium Yokohama at that time, four games including the finals were held, and it was crowded with 260,000 spectators from Japan and abroad. We have received high praise for wonderfulness of a stadium with a seating capacity of 70,000.
Nogeyama Zoological Gardens (野毛山動物園, Nogeyama Dōbutsuen) is a free zoo opened in April 1951 and located in Nogeyama Park, in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. It covers 9.6 hectares (24 acres) and houses about 1400 animals of 100 different species. It is open from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and is closed on Mondays.
Rinko Park Yokohama Landmark tower stands 296 m high and takes a floor area of 392.885 square meters. This is like an autonomous complex, with tower itself, with a core of offices, hotels, shopping mall, with its viewing floor and multipurpose halls, furthermore with its own square, built on top of restored stone dock.
Located at the very top of Enoshima Island is the Samuel Cocking Garden. The gardens themselves are not really that interesting, but the story behind them and other things there ARE! Who was Samuel Cocking? After Japan opened her doors to the world in 1854, people with great ambition landed in Yokohama.
Yamashita Park (山下公園, Yamashita Kōen) is a public park that stretches about 750 meters along Yokohama's waterfront. The park is about a hundred meters wide, and consists mostly of open green space. It was constructed after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
Yamate (山手) is the name of a historic neighbourhood in Naka-ku, Yokohama often referred to in English as The Bluff. The neighbourhood is famous as having been a foreigners' residential area in the Bakumatsu, Meiji and Taishō periods. While still dominantly residential in character, with views over downtown Yokohama, historic residential properties, ornamental gardens and public parks, the area is also a popular visitor destination.
The greatest suspension bridge in Japan that can also be 860 m in length opened for traffic in 1989 is Yokohama Bay Bridge. Yokohama Bay Bridge is built as an important transportation route of the port physical distribution which connects Yokohama to Tokyo, and serves as a bridge of the two-layer type which connects this pastureland division to Daikoku Futo in Yokohama.
Yokohama Chinatown was just as wonderful as I had hoped. They weren’t the Sesame Balls, but were still delicious We ate those Chinese Sesame balls, which are greasy balls of pounded rice, covered with sesame seeds (and lots of oil), and filled with anko (a sweet paste made out of red beans).
Through the museum’s many exhibits you can learn about the creative thinking of Momofuku Ando, the founder of Nissin Food Products and inventor of Chicken Ramen, the world’s first instant ramen that revolutionized eating customs all over the world.
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise (横浜・八景島シーパラダイス, Yokohama Shīparadaisu) is an amusement park consisting of an aquarium, shopping mall, hotel, marina and amusement rides. It is located in Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Japan. It opened for business on May 8, 1993. It is a pay-as-you-go theme park, having no gates or admission charges.
The Yokohama Landmark Tower (横浜ランドマークタワー, Yokohama Randomāku Tawā) is the second tallest building and 4th tallest structure in Japan, standing 296.3 m (972 ft) high. It is located in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city, right next to Yokohama Museum of Art.
Yokohama Marine Tower was built in 1961, as a monument of 100th anniversary opening Yokohama port. Over 25million people has visited since the tower has been built. The tower served as the symbol of Yokohama for half century, and it will remain as the symbol now and forever.
Zoorasia is located outside central Yokohama and is most easily accessed by Sotetsu Railways from Yokohama Station. Take a train from Yokohama to Tsurugamine Station (14 minutes, 200 yen, frequent departures) and transfer to a bus bound for the zoo (15 minutes, 410 yen, every 20 minutes).