Minato Mirai Part 2

Located in the sprawling area that is Minato Mirai, Akarenga or more exactly Yokohama Akarenga Sōko, is an historical point of interest made of red bricks. It is a warehouse complex built around 1911 to 1913 but despite being over a hundred year old, these buildings were still used as warehouses until 1989. It was only in 1992 when Yokohama city acquired the proper jurisdiction over the buildings that the city started to turn them into a commercial and cultural facility, opening to the public after renovations were complete in April 2002.

Finally, and just in front of Akarenga, we will find the Ōsanbashi Pier, which like Akarenga was renovated and opened to the public in April 2002. Designed by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussav, the Ōsanbashi Pier is the main international passenger pier of Yokohama port. Open to the public, this pier not only offers some nice restaurants and conference rooms, it also feature a stunning wooden deck giving you the possibility to to not only enjoy Yokohama Pier, Akarenga, Minato Mirai but also the chance, weather permitting, to get a stunning view of Mt Fuji over Yokohama.

Category: Kanagawa, Summer, TSV
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