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Yokohama is located only 30 min. train ride from Tokyo and is the capital of Kanagawa prefecture.
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Minato Mirai 21 is a modern urban development famous for its splendid views of the city at night. It boasts the Landmark Tower which is a 296m high and has 70 floors On the 69th floor there is the Sky Garden observation deck which has breathtaking views of the city.
Sakuragicho station on JR or Minatomirai station on Minatomirai Line.
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum was opened in 1994 as the first ramen museum. Ramen is a very popular Japanese noodle dish. This museum has 9 ramen shops from different regions of Japan. You can also create your own original brand of ramen at the “My Ramen Kitchen” located at the museum shop.
310 yen (An additional 1,000 yen for making your own noodles which includes a photo of the event)
Cup Noodles Museum
The Cup Noodles Company, Nissin, have opened a Cup Noodle Museum in Minato Mirai district. The museum features a 40 year history of instant ramen as well as the founder Mr. Ando Momofuku's creative entrepreneurship. . It exhibits over 3,000 cup noodle packages and recreates Mr. Ando's humble research facility. You can experience making your very own cup noodles from a wide variety of ingredients.
2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0001
8 min. walk from Minatomirai station on Minatomirai Line
10:00-18:00 (last admission 17:00)
Tuesdays (if Tuesday is a national holiday, the museum is closed the following day and on New Year holidays
500 yen (additional 300 yen for making your own cup noodle)
Sankei-en garden is a traditional Japanese garden designed by Sankei Hara. Sankei-en contains many historical buildings from various locations in Japan including a three storied pagoda located high up on a hill in the garden. This pagoda was originally constructed in Kyoto in the mid-1400s, and relocated to Sankei-en in 1914.