IAM Group Yokohama is an initiative started by a group of individuals who frequently visit Japan. They got so attracted to the beauty and energy of the country, that they wanted to share their knowledge about the country with everyone. Though they travel extensively around Japan, their city of preference is Yokohama, the 2nd largest city of Japan after Tokyo. IAM Group Yokohama launched their website iamgroupyokohama.com with all the necessary information a traveler visiting Yokohama would need.
According to IAM Group Yokohama, the most important place to visit in Yokohama is Minato Mirai 21.
- Minato Mirai 21 Commercial area
- The Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel
- Yokohama Bay Bridge
- Yokohama Landmark Tower
Minato Mirai 21 Shopping: This is the central business district of Yokohama. It stands as a testimony to the exceptional and visionary town planning of Japanese people. It was first developed in 1980s, and was designed as a new urban center catering to the needs of a growing population and booming economic activities. It also acts as the connecting point between important economic hubs of Yokohama station are and Kannai. The commercial area of Minato Mirai 21 has everything under the sun, it is a great place to take your spouse to for shopping.
Cosmo Clock 21: IAM Group Yokohama highly recommends Cosmo World Amusement park which houses the largest clock in the world – Cosmo Clock 21. This clock is actually a giant Ferris wheel and is the second largest in the world (after Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka). The height of the ferris wheel is around 370 ft and can house 480 passengers at a time. The diameter of the wheel is 330 ft and one full rotation will take 15 minutes. When the passenger reaches the top, he can see the entire township.
Yokohama Bay Bridge: This is one of the longest bridges in Japan and it is an 860m long cable stayed bridge. The bridge is 25 years old and yet appears brand new. The bridge is part of the Bayshore Route of the Shuto Expressway.
Yokohama Landmark Tower: This tower is located in the heart of Minato Mirai 21, it is the second tallest building in Japan and has the highest observation deck in entire japan. It is 972 ft tall and located next to the famous Yokohama Museum of Art.
If you are visiting Japan then visit the IAMGroupYokohama.com , they have compiled great information about the culture of the place, food available, important places to visit and other very important archives of the history of Yokohama.