Minato Mirai 21 / China Town,Kanagawa
The bridge is part of the Bayshore Route of the Shuto Urban Expressway and symbolizes Yokohama. At night, 264 light bulbs illuminate the bridge, producing magnificent night views of Yokohama.
The Yokohama Bay Bridge was opened in 1989 and is an 860-meter-long, cable-stayed suspension bridge connecting the Honmoku Pier and the Daikoku Pier, serving part of the Bayshore Route of the Shuto Expressway. The bridge consists of two levels. The upper level is a part of the expressway, and the lower level is a part of National Route 357. The bridge serves a crucial role as a transportation route for the port logistics but is also a very popular spot for tourists in Yokohama. At dusk, 264 lights illuminate the top section of the bridge. The illumination changes its colors, sometimes to white and sometimes to blue, at different hours. The illumination, along with the lights from the industrial area below, produces a stunning night view of the Yokohama Port. The bridge can be seen from many tourist spots, such as the Daikoku Pier, Osanbashi Pier, the Landmark Tower in the Minato Mirai area, and the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.