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.
Yokohama, a port city, offers many wonderful retro-modern architectural spots to visit. Akarenga Soko, which stands for beautiful red brick architecture, is one of them and it is located only minutes away from the Landmark Tower in the Minatomirai area. Having Yokohama Bay Bridge on one side and the Landmark Tower on the other, this area is a great place to spend an evening. There are other attractions in walking distance, so there is a lot to do. Munich's world famous beer festival "Oktoberfest" is also held here at Akarenga Soko.
The Red Brick Warehouse is an artsy shopping center, the home of some excellent restaurants, hosts numerous events all year, has some funky architecture, and is a historical site, all rolled into one. Located in Yokohama's Minato Mirai district, it's a great place to spend the day.
Australian chef, Bill Granger, has brought the famous creamy scrambled eggs and fluffy ricotta pancakes recipe to the Kanagawa region. But, the Yokohama location at the historical Red Brick Warehouse, Building No.2, is the only location in Japan that serves up the "berry berry pancakes with berry butter." A ‘bills Classics’ item that is such a delight and worth every minute of standing in line while waiting for a table.
The Yokohama Strawberry Festival offers visitors the chance to enjoy these delicious fruits in various ways. Strawberry samples will be available to try, alongside a range of strawberry based desserts, and even strawberry themed souvenirs available for purchase!
A special exhibition at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses from December 24th until January 10th will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pingu, the much-loved stop motion animation character created by Otmar Gutmann. Approximately 400 items will be displayed at the event.
Perfect for couples or groups (up to 12 people), Masago provides enticing kaiseki dining that is delicious and artistic. Try their classic Japanese-style cuisine that has been altered for a more international taste while retaining the harmony of its original flavors.
Enjoy high-quality authentic Chinese food such as dim sum, congee, and noodles at MS. CASABLANCA. This casual Chinese dining space is chic and comfortable, providing high-class Chinese dining in Kanagawa supervised by a Michelin Star chef.
Peace Cafe boasts a delicious and colorful vegan menu. You won't be disappointed by the Hawaiian-inspired cafe where you can try Mexican taco salad, tofu-katsu, and curry with an extra kick of veggies.
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.