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Originally built in the early 20th century as a customs warehouse, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is now the most fashionable shopping complex in the waterfront Yokohama. Inside the building you will find the variety of boutiques, restaurants, and bars. Outside the building is great harbor view of Yokohama. most suitable for sightseeing and dating.
World Porters is a huge complex housing shops, restaurants, a multiplex movie theater with eight screens and seating for 1,600, conference and meeting rooms, and exhibition halls. There are over 170 shops, many of which are import stores specializing in overseas fashions, and the prices are quite reasonable for Japan. The great variety of cuisine available among the over thirty restaurants gives you plenty to choose from when the shopping tires you out. If you want to catch movie while you are here, the eight-screen multiplex variety puts on road shows, recent Japanese blockbusters, cinema classics and reruns.
Landmark Plaza, which is an annex of the Landmark Tower, consists of five floors packed with shops, restaurants and cafes. There is an abundance of boutiques, many specializing in famous brands. No matter what your preferences in clothes, you should be able to find something here. There are also shops selling novelties, accessories, stationery, cosmetics and beauty products, and books and magazines. The variety of restaurants and cafes is impressive. Whether you want a Starbucks coffee, a simple burger or a full course French meal, you will find something here.
Queen's Square is another of Yokohama's modern success stories. Opened in 1996, it is almost a city in itself, combining business and commercial zones with cultural facilities. Altogether, it has a total floor space of about 500,000 sq. m. and houses specialty shops, offices, restaurants, a concert hall (the Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall), and the 485-room Pan-Pacific Hotel Yokohama. In the center of this huge complex there is an atrium that starts at B3 and goes up to the 5F. Take a walk along the Queen Mall, a huge shop and restaurant-lined passageway that runs right through Queen's Square linking the Landmark Plaza with the Pacifico Yokohama. If you do not want to do any shopping, stop by for a break in one of the many restaurants or cafes.
MARK IS is a mall in Yokohama that has stores for one and all. Shopping here includes categories such as footwear, clothing, household items, pet accessories and adventure sports equipment. The mall is centrally located and has hotels, restaurants, art museum and a dock area at close vicinity. The mall is quite spacious and a good way to spend time. During festivals the mall is decorated and looks very beautiful. People come over to look how well the mall is decked up for the season. Not only is it a great place to hangout with friends and families, but it is also a great place to shop.
Porta is a large underground shopping mall that covers over 21,000 square meters and houses more than 110 specialty shops and a variety of restaurants and fast food outlets. Many of the shops here are dedicated to Japan's youth culture and specialize in fashion goods, but not all of them. There is also a branch of the famous Kyukyodo, a shop that was founded in the Edo Era in 1663 and specializes in Japanese paper products, or washi. Another interesting shop is the Ceno Zoic, a shop that sells imported items for the kitchen, everything from tableware to furniture. Just above Porta you will find the main Yokohama bus terminal. Adjacent to the bus terminal there is parking lot with space for over 500 cars.
Bay Quarter Yokohama is a ship-shaped shopping mall on the waterfront facing Yokohama Port and Minatomirai. There are plenty of cafes and unique restaurants you can enjoy while taking in the view or feeling the ocean breeze on the terrace. The building is directly connected to JR Yokohama Station and is only a three-minute walk away. The building also has a depot for Seabass, a transit line on the sea, and is close to attractions like Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and Yamashita Park.
This huge shopping mall is conveniently located just inside the west exit of Yokohama Station and it has something for just about everybody. There are four floors above ground and two basement levels and each floor has a theme (or a variation on a theme). There are over 300 outlets in this complex, including boutiques, brand and specialty shops, restaurants, coffee shops, as well as, shops selling local and overseas delicacies. Although most of the stores represent popular brands and are therefore not the cheapest shops in town, there are frequent bargain sales when you can come away feeling pleased with what you have bought.
Yokohama More's is a shopping/dining complex that hosts multiple stores and restaurants. The basement contains a slot and pachinko hall, while floors one to six are for shopping. Mobile phone shops are on the seventh floor, and you'll find all the restaurants on the eighth. The ninth floor features bars and restaurants, including a shrimp and oyster bar. This all-inclusive mall also has a travel agent, beauty salons, a music shop, sporting goods, a cooking school and a multitude of small boutiques and gift shops. Shops are open until 9p and restaurants until 11p or midnight. -AH