Yokohama is a safe city
Yokohama is a safe city and nowhere I ever had the feeling that we might get into trouble, not even in the port-area, that might normally be a bit dangerous in other parts of the world. There were almost no people in the streets, no drug-addicts but at a very few places I saw homeless people sleeping somewhere in the shade of a building like in my main photo here.
Minato Mirai literally means "the harbor of the future". It is a futuristic, new city area in Central Yokohama consisting of office and residential space, hotels, shopping centers, restaurants, convention centers and public parks. Development of Minato Mirai was started in 1983, and it is still going on.
The Landmark Tower (296 m) is one of Japan's tallest buildings and the symbol of Minato Mirai 21. It was completed in 1993 and houses many offices, a hotel, restaurants, a shopping center and other community space.
Visitors can access the building's observatory deck, the "Sky Garden" on the 69th floor by means of the world's fastest elevator (750 meters per minute). Under good air conditions, Mount Fuji can be seen from the observatory deck.
Pacifico Yokohama is one of the world's largest convention centers, located a few hundred meters from the Landmark Tower. It includes the roundly shaped Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel, which, together with the nearby Ferris Wheel (of the Yokohama Cosmo World amusement park), makes one of Yokohama's most typical sights.
Steel and Glass
... incredible and splendid combination. There in not a Japanese code for building the skyscrapers. Only a few companies are licensed to design them and the projects are completely different than those of the usual buildings (max. 4 levels).
Is she lost ...?
China Town ... just compare