The New Yokohama
Home to an astounding 3.7 inhabitants, making it the second largest densely populated city in Japan, Yokohama is set on the tip of Tokyo, and is one of the most rapidly developing cities in the world. Although Yokohama is no match to its neighboring Tokyo in terms of sheer quantity and quality of tourist highlights, it does have its fair share to boast. What was once a bland fishing village a few decades ago is now transformed into a commercial hub for a number of esteemed global brands.
The building in this souvenir from Japan is none other than the gratifying Minato Mirai, which is the most monolithic structure in Yokohama. Simulated to rise above the water’s edge, this high tech convention centre packs in a plethora of attractions to include 2 museums. To add to this, these towers are a shopper’s paradise, with world class shopping that includes some of the biggest names such as the Red Brick Warehouse, Queens Plaza and the Landmark Plaza among many others. The Sky Walk – connects Yokohama to the Sky Lounge, which is a circular observatory that provides panoramic views of the city and beyond.
Minato Mirai – An Epitome of Sky Rises
The cities vistas are not the only aspect that makes Yokohama a destination of choice for millions, but the architectural gems that are embedded in abundance. The most significant one and definitely a must see – the Nogeyama Zoo is an exotic animal’s delight that sprawls across 22 landscaped acres, and is home to over 1500 species. Another major attraction in Minato Mirai is the Yokohama Cosmo World, which is an amusement park that includes a simulated theater, and myriad of intriguing modern rides. If you’re looking for a souvenir to give as gifts and one that will be truly appreciated, this acrylic fridge magnet is a great choice.