Asobuild is an interactive indoor entertainment facility that has a lot to offer visitors of all ages. Asobuild is directly connected to Yokohama Station and opened on March 15, 2019.
The renovated building used to be an outbuilding of the Yokohama Central Post Office. The entire complex from the basement to the roof has been transformed into a huge play area. Each floor has its own theme. One can shop, enjoy exciting interactive activities, take part in workshops and discover the latest technology.
Japan's largest creative market with over 150 artists is located on the third floor. Workshops for the production of well over 200 different handicrafts in 20 different areas take place here (leather, ceramics, candles, flower arrangements, etc.). There is a multi-sports field with basketball and football on the roof and there is also a children's park on the fourth floor. The whole building is adorned with works of art by aspiring, visionary artists.
Most easily reached from the South-East Gate of Yokohama
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.
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. [Photo Toshihihiro Gamo / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]
Rinko Park (臨港パーク) is a large green space on the eastern side of Minato Mirai, along the shore of Yokohama Bay and overlooking the Port of Yokohama area. The park is home to seasonal flowers and works of art dotted around the park grounds. Alongside its wide, spacious lawn area, Rinko Park offers commanding views of the waterfront. Visitors can also explore the Shiori-no-Ike Pond, the Seaside Promenade and the Arch Bridge too.