A 30-minute limited express train commute on the Tokyu line from central Tokyo, Yokohama’s postcard-worthy Minato-Mirai condenses maritime history, a high-rise business and hotel district, shopping malls, museums, and a theme park. Cheapos with young kids to entertain will enjoy the no-entrance fee, pay-per-ride thrills at Cosmo World.
Minato Mirai’s promenades along the waterfront and around the Red Brick Warehouse invite leisurely strolling, ship-watching, and al fresco drinking. Yokohama zealously celebrates Oktoberfest in the first two weeks of October.
The Red Brick Warehouse also sets up an outdoor ice-skating rink in winter with generous hours and evening illuminations.