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Braving the Massive Ferris Wheel in Yokohama: Cosmo Clock 21

Cosmo Clock 21 stands high above Yokohama and Minato Mirai
Whenever I spot something tall—be it a Ferris wheel, observation platform, or ropeway—a certain kind of madness strikes me. I become enraptured with thoughts of how much fun it would be, how great the view would be, how cosy it would feel...

Oodles of Fun at the Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum

The Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum is a hotspot for Japanese school excursions, but has plenty to offer adults and/or foreigners, too. With an overarching theme of creativity, it’s a celebration of the creative thinking of Momofuku Ando, the mastermind behind instant noodles....

Yokohama’s International Gateway: Osanbashi Pier, a.k.a the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal

Osanbashi Pier in Yokohama
Those arriving by boat will know it well. However, those visiting Yokohama’s Red Brick Warehouse will best know it as the hey-what’s-that-over-there thing. With its elegantly curved wood and grassy knolls, Osanbashi Pier, a.k.a the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, is more than...

Exploring Yokohama’s Minato Mirai: All aboard the Nippon Maru

Yokohama has a history rooted in and floating upon the seas. A small fishing village until the late 1800’s, it is a place of many firsts for Japan; the first port, newspaper, gas-street lamps and railway all originated right here. These days,...