With its height of 296.3 meters, the Yokohama Landmark Tower is considered the fourth tallest structure in Japan and also the second tallest building in the country. The tower is located in Yokohama's Minato Mirai 21 district, right next to the Yokohama Art Museum. Located on the 69th floor a viewing platform with a 360-degree panoramic view of the city center and the port of Yokohama. In good weather there is even the chance to take a look at Tokyo and even Mount Fuji. The viewing platform is worth a visit, especially at night.
This is reached with the fastest elevator in all of Japan which reaches a speed of 15.5 meters per second. This allows visitors to reach the viewing platform in just 40 seconds.
There is also a 5 star hotel in the Yokohama Landmark Tower, which offers visitors an impressive view during their stay.
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2-minute walk from Minatomirai station
The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum combines museum with foodcourt with ramen to create an educational and filling event. The museum opened in 1994 and is dedicated to all things ramen. From the processing of noodles to the variations of broth soup. There is much to learn in the museum’s small, yet full, gallery. With broth soup taste samples daily on the first floor, guests can taste for themselves the differences between three types of broth. The interior of the ramen museum is also notable for resembling 1958 Japan, the year that instant noodles were invented in Japan. These basement floors are the real attraction for many visitors and especially foodies. By purchasing a ramen ticket at a machine in the center of the indoor courtyard (separate from the cost of entry), you’ll be able to enjoy a steaming hot bowl of one of the country’s famous ramens. Choose from eight different types of ramen to satisfy your noodle needs. Flavors of ramen also come in half sizes so that you can fill yourself up on as many varieties of ramen as you like.
The Yokohama Museum of Art was founded in 1989 and is one of the largest museums in Japan. The facility contains a total of seven galleries: 3 for permanent exhibitions, 3 for special exhibitions and 1 for photography.
Yokohama Cosmo World is an amusement park in the center of the Minato Mirai district, which also includes the ferris wheel that characterizes the skyline of the area World, and it still holds the record as the world's largest ferris wheel with a clock. Families, friends and couples in particular visit Yokohama Cosmo World and take advantage of the multitude of rides and attractions. The park itself offers free entry, but you have to buy tickets for individual rides. Yokohama Cosmo World is divided into three zones. The Kids Carnival Zone has rides and slot machines that are suitable for smaller children. In the Burano Street Zone you can try a little wilder rides, get lost in a hall of mirrors or explore a haunted house. The Wonder Amuse Zone is the main area of the theme park and offers the most exciting rides (roller coaster, flume, 360 ° 3D theater, etc.).
The Interactive Instant Noodle Museum (“ Cup Noodles Museum ”) in Yokohama is dedicated to instant noodles and cup noodles. The museum was opened by the company Nissin Food, whose founder Momofuku Ando invented instant noodles in 1958 as a quick and convenient food shown using a combination of bizarre exhibits and practical workshops. A short film about the history of noodles is shown and there is also a visual timeline of instant noodle products from around the world. Nissin also created space ramen for astronauts. The most popular is the workshop where visitors can make their own cup noodles. Here, flavors and numerous additional options can be combined. There is also a playground for children and a noodle bazaar that looks like an Asian market at night. Various pasta dishes from around the world are served here and you can try a variety of flavors.