Minato Mirai 21 / China Town,Kanagawa
A historical building originally built as a bonded warehouse when the Port of Yokohama was opened. In 2002, it was renewed and opened to the public as a cultural and commercial facility.
The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (the original name was the Newport Pier Tax Keeping Warehouse) is a historical building used as a bonded warehouse to temporarily keep import goods in the 1910s. When the Minato Mirai 21 development project later started in the 1980s, it became part of the project to create a town that took advantage of the history of the warehouse and view.
In 2002 the warehouse was renewed and opened to the public as a cultural and commercial facility. There are cultural facilities including halls and exhibition spaces in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 1, and there are commercial facilities including restaurants and shops in the Warehouse 2. The surrounding area with a square and a park is called Red Brick Park. There are many attractions such as shops selling Yokohama related items, jazz events (as Yokohama is the origin of Japanese jazz history) and an ocean view with many ships. In the evening, the warehouse is illuminated with orange lights. A 15-minute walk from JR Sakuragicho Station along Kishamichi Promenade.