When Japan opened its market to the rest of the world in the late 19th century, Yokohama was the main port through which trade flowed to the Tokyo area. The red brick warehouse, also known as Akarenga, was opened during the Meiji -Time built in support of the port of Yokohama, it served as a customs clearance point to control the flow of goods through the port.
Nowadays it has various shops and restaurants. The Event Plaza hosts markets and other outdoor celebrations. In addition, the warehouse has several event halls for concerts, exhibitions and more. The Red Brick Park also offers a spacious area of grass where you can relax and have a beautiful view of the bay and the passing ships.
The nearest stations are Nihon-Odori and Bashamichi (Minato Mirai Line), while Sakuragicho and Kannai (JR and Blue Lines) are within walking distance as well.
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 NYK Maritime Museum is a museum in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, dedicated to the maritime history of Japan and of the museum's operator, shipping company Nippon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha. It was opened in 1993. [Wikipedia]
Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, also known as Osanbashi or Yokohama Port, is located at Osanbashi Pier. Osanbashi Pier, located between Minato Mirai and Yamashita Park / Chinatown, is the most important international port terminal for Japan due to its proximity to Tokyo many cruise lines from around the world stop by. The 400 meter long pier has walkways and green spaces that are open to the public. It was originally built in 1894, but converted into a passenger terminal in 2002. The pier is one of the best places in Yokohama to get an unobstructed view of the Minato Mirai skyline. There are also shops, restaurants and a hall for small exhibitions and events here.
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.