Minato Mirai 21 / China Town,Kanagawa
Newly renovated in 2002, it is an international passenger terminal that Japan boasts about to the world.
Since its original construction in 1894, it has gone through extension work, restoration work after the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake, and requisition by the U.S. occupation army. In 2002, it was renovated into an international terminal that Japan boasts about to the world. The terminal can accommodate up to four 30,000-ton class passenger liners, or two if over that class. You can see the attention paid not only to the function as a passenger terminal but also the interior and exterior design of the terminal building. The rooftop, which gently curves like the heave of the sea, was created with the design concept of ”a port like a garden.” It has a wooden deck area and a lawn area where visitors can relax. It is also a popular spot to see the whole view of Yokohama. The second floor is a huge, column-free space. The terminal building has restaurants, cafes, and shops. It is a seven-minute walk from the Minato Mirai Line Nihon-odori Station.