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横浜港大さん橋国際客船ターミナルOsanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal

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1-1-4 Kaigandori, Naka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0002, Japan
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Roof 24hours・2nd Floor 9:00-21:30 (Hall 9:00-22:00)
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Date of post:2015/06/15

A park-like international passenger terminal!

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Osanbashi, literally a big pier in Japanese, is located in the commercial area of Yokohama. If any cruise ship is not tied up here, you might not notice it’s a pier. The wooden floor with wavy hills and the lawn on the top of the pier don’t give you any ideas of the actual role of the building.

Completed in 2002, luxury cruise ships occasionally anchor here for a while and board passengers for another destination. The building was designed by two architects, Ms. Farshid Moussavi and Mr. Alejandro Zaera-Polo, who won out and were chosen from 660 works of 41 countries. It became the biggest competition Japan ever had before.

Inside the building, there are cafes and restaurants, a hall, souvenir shop and a car parking. During the weekends, free concerts or events are held. From the top of the roof, the landscape is stunning with the ocean, high-rise buildings and Ferris wheel in Minato-mirai area, Yokohama Bay Bridge and the Red Brick Warehouse. You’ll enjoy the almost 360 panoramic view.

The history of Yokohama as a port town dates back to the mid-19th century, which was the first port for international trade after the seclusion in Japan. The original pier was built in 1894 in the Meiji period, and later it was knocked down by the Great Kanto earthquake and was once property of America, it currently works as an international pier and is open to the public, which people can enjoy as if they are relaxing in a park.

If you are hoping to experience cruising, the cruise ship called Royal Wing is for you. You don’t need to travel far because the ship cruises around Yokohama bay for 2 hours while you are having lunch or dinner. It runs 4 times a day; a cruise for lunch, tea time and two different time frames for dinner. Also on the day of the fireworks display in Yokohama, the special cruise will run. The cruise ships travel by Minato-mirai scenic spot, Yokohama Bay Bridge and the Honmoku pier then come back to the starting point. You’ll find some different attractions from the sea.

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