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3 Ways to Enjoy the Legend of the Yokohama Three Towers

Yokohama, Kawasaki 8h15m

The Legend of the Yokohama Three Towers: The Kanagawa Prefectural Office (The King), the Yokohama Customs Building (The Queen), and the Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (The Jack) used to be a symbol for ships entering Yokohama Port. Now, they are known for a legend that if you go to the three spots where you can see all three towers at the same time, your wish will be granted. You'll be looking at the Yokohama Three Towers in three different ways: by foot, from the sky at sunset, and from a dinner cruise at Yokohama Port.

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Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Jack’s Tower)

A building in the neo-renaissance style that opened in 1918. The building is affectionately nicknamed “Jack”. “Jack” is designated as a historical heritage building, and also currently serves as the Nakaku Ward Hall. The tip of the clock tower is lit with lights that over-pass the intersection. The lightshow on the red bricks takes you back in time to a different age – Yokohama in its golden er...

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Kanagawa Prefectural Government's Office (King's Tower)

This building nicknamed “King’s Tower” stands with an exceptional dignity in an area filled with exotic air. Built in 1928, it was influenced by the Art Deco architectural style which was popular in Europe back then. The imperial crown style and the exterior scratch tiles give it distinction. It is particularly beautiful when the building is lit from sundown to 22:00. Often used for location sh...

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Nihon Oodori

Nihon Oodori is the first western style street in Japan. It was completed in 1870 and designed by R.H. Blanton. The stately historic buildings such as Kanagawa Prefectural Government, the Yokohama Archives of History, Yokohama District Court, Mitsui & Co.,Ltd. Yokohama building and the old Kanto Local Finance Bureau etc. line the Nihon Oodori. In autumn, open cafes along the road are a popular ...

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Yokohama Customs (Queen’s Tower)

Built in 1934, this building has a characteristic tower with a mosque-like appearance. The circular lines of the building give it the nickname of “Queen” in contrast to the angular Prefectural Office building. While lit up during the night, the design lends the building with a noble lady-like timbre.

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Aka-Renga Soko (Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse)

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 1st Building The 3rd floor houses a hall with approximately 300 seats used for theater performances and concerts. It can be used as a party space as well. The 2nd floor is a multi-purpose space used for gallery and other events. The 1st floor has 5 shops including “Akarenga (brick) Depot” that sells brick goods, “Yokohama Glass” where you can experience glas...

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Sky Cruise

Yokohama Sky Cruise provides sightseeing flight of a helicopter and cruise service. Any groups including couples celebrating anniversary, families and friends can enjoy the night view and town scape from the sky. The helicopter flies over Yokohama port area at an altitude of 450 to 600 m and at a speed of 200 km an hour. You can enjoy refreshing flight with a top-down view of Yokohama, such as ...

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