Landmark Tower is located in the ultra modern Minato Mirai 21 development on Yokohama's waterfront. It is Yokohama's showcase community of sleek high-rise buildings, ultramodern shopping malls, museums, hotels, convention centers, office buildings, and homes. There's even an amusement park with a huge Ferris Wheel that's perfect for sightseeing. As Japan's tallest skyscraper, Landmark Tower is the centerpiece for Minato Mirai 21 and is home to the Yokahama Royal Park Hotel Nikko, the Sky Garden Observatory, Landmark Mall with 190 shops and boutiques, a medical clinic, 48 floors of office space, a 230-meter moving walkway that connects Landmark Tower with Sakuragi-cho Station, and three floors of underground parking that accommodates 1,400 cars! Landmark Tower also features one of Japan's important cultural properties, the Dockyard Garden—an authentic replica of the stone dockyard originally constructed in 1896. This is a playful reproduction with scores of restaurants "hidden" behind the huge stone blocks of the drydock.
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.
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.
On the first and second floor of Yokohama More's is Ships, a stylish clothing shop for men and women. Both the shops are uncluttered and well lit with wooden flooring and plenty of space. Women's wear includes dresses, tunics, shirts, sweaters and some party wear, as well as jewelry, hats, bags and comfortable designer shoes. The men's shop has a suit section, with formal shirts and ties, as well as a more casual range of sweaters, shirts and T-shirts. Men also have a wide selection of accessories to choose from, such as shoes, bags, leather wallets and watches. -AH
A fine example of Japanese planning and ingenuity, Odaiba is an artificial island located on the Tokyo Bay. The name 'Odaiba' finds its origins in the network of six artificial islands which were built in 1853 by Egawa Hidetatsu to protect the city of Edo, former name of Tokyo, from the American Commodore Matthew Perry, whose fleet of Black Ships posed an imminent threat. In modern times, this island has become a major attraction for leisure and entertainment, withstanding the economic collapse of Japan and other adversities. Today, Odaiba is home to a range of shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations, also being home to a replica of the Statue of Liberty, which sits gloriously against the backdrop of the Rainbow Bridge.
Der historische Fischmarkt von Tsukiji, der 1935 erstmals eröffnet wurde, schuf dank seiner großen Popularität eine Außenmarktregion. Bekannt als der Tsukiji-Außenmarkt, bietet dieses lebhafte Wahrzeichen eine Vielzahl von Artikeln wie frische Produkte, Fisch, Utensilien sowie verzehrfertige Lebensmittel an. Der Markt entstand aus der Notwendigkeit heraus, auch Nicht-Großhandelskunden zu bedienen, denen zunächst der Zugang zu diesem Gebiet verwehrt wurde, da es sich ausschließlich um einen kommerziellen Markt handelte. Obwohl der historische Fischmarkt geschlossen wurde, kann man auf dem Außenmarkt immer noch die einzigartige Einkaufskultur genießen.
Spread out in a large white open space, with shirts and sweaters on a long table in the center and the more individual styles on racks along the walls, you may feel a little self-conscious browsing here. But it is worth checking out this big brand-name store. On the one hand, Yamamoto's style is romantic and plush, and on the other, simple and stylish.
Tokyo Tocho, Tokyo City Hall's two towers, have become the best places to view Tokyo. There is a free observation level in both of the towers and the gift shop is located on that floor in the North tower. The souvenirs are standard, but quite cute in their own cheesy manner. You can buy Tokyo City Hall mobile phone straps, key rings, sweets and even mini chocolate eclairs. All packaging has an image of the Tokyo City Hall and of course TOKYO is printed somewhere on everything.
Over the past few years a new breed of shops has arrived in Tokyo. They are called "c" shops because everything they sell, or almost everything, costs just one hundred yen. Most of these shops stock the same goods: stationery, kitchen utensils, detergents and soaps, and accessories. But there are subtle differences in these shops and each has its own distinct character. Hyaku-en Merugard offers two things that most of these shops do not. The first is simply friendliness. The couple who run the shop are extremely patient with non-Japanese speaking customers and very willing to help them find what they want. The other thing is a clothing reform service. If you need something repaired, just drop it off and they will do the rest.
Kanto & Co. is a first-class tobacconist located in Yokohama's shopping tribute to California, MyCal Honmoku. Kanto & Co. carries a wide assortment of the domestic JT, Japan Tobacco, cigarette brands. They also carry a nice selection of imported cigarettes from Turkey, England, and Europe. Kanto & Co. has a fine selection of cigars in a wide price range. They also cater to pipe smokers, with a large selection of pipes and pipe tobaccos, and carry an assortment of small articles appreciated by smokers, such as lighters, lighter fluid, cigarette rolling papers, pipe cleaners, and so on.
Spread over two spacious floors dripping with elegance, this shop has the look of the lobby of a five-star hotel, with prices to match. Original bags with a bold yet tasteful 'K' emblazoned on the front are Kitamura's trademark. Be prepared to walk out with your bag a little lighter as prices are high for some crocodile goods. At any moment the surprisingly large number of staff may outnumber the customers, and they are quite helpful.
So how excited can you feel about paper? A lot, if you happen to be in the Paper Nao shop. They offer approximately 250 varieties of paper, in a host of colors and textures. The people running the store will give you a good deal of information about the varities of paper available. Learn details of fiber used in making the paper including whether it is hand-made or machine-made, type of drying done, type of cooking as part of processing. Do visit it even if it is out of plain curiosity.