The opening of the port 1859 made Yokohama become an international metropolis. Its central location in the Tokyo Bay and in the heart of Yokohama offers a lot of benefits, not only for trade but especially for visitors. Sightseeing spots, as well as shopping malls, are a short walk away from the Osanbashi Pier, and Tokyo, Mt. Fuji or Kamakura can be reached very quickly for an exciting day trip.
The two huge Japanese Cruise Ships Asuka II and Pacific Venus will land on the Pier several times from January till March and the luxurious Ms. Nautica and the 90.000 ton big Norwegian Jewel can be seen for the first time. Of course, these won’t be the only cruise ships you can watch this year, but certainly four of the most impressive ones. You can find some dates below.
At the Osanbashi Pier, you can not only start your cruise trip but mainly just take a walk and enjoy the astonishing view -every day at any time. The Yokohama Baybridge in the light of a sunrise or the skyline of Minato Mirai are just two examples of the beauty you can experience. Directly next to the Pier there is the Yamashita Parc and the wooden deck of the Pier offers restaurants, cafés, and benches on approximately 44.000m².
The architects Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi designed the Pier in a unique shape that not only grants the needed height for entering up to 7 ships but also offers a lot of space for recreation.
More information on the Pier you can find here.