Minato Mirai 21


Minato Mirai 21 (MM21) is Yokohama's vision of the future. Once, only dockyards, the city is turning this harbour front area into a world class business / recreation complex. The jewel in MM21's crown is the Landmark Tower - at 296m, the tallest building in East Asia. It was meant to be higher, but flight restrictions at the Haneda airport prevented it. It boasts the latest in computerized anti-earthquake and anti-motion equipment (including a 170 ton pendulum!) and the fastest elevator in the world (45km/hr).
Other MM21 attractions include the "Cosmos Ferris Wheel" - the highest in the world, and the International Continental Hotel, the building on the far right in the above picture. It is designed to look like a sail, reflecting Yokohama's seafaring history.

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Views from Landmark Tower

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