Cityscapes from Tokyo XV (Entrance to the Maritime Terminal Park)

As part of Yokohama’s harbour facilities the reconstruction of the Ōsanbashi Pier (nowadays officially Yokohama International Passenger Terminal or in Japanese Yokohama Ōsanbashi Kokusai Kyakusen Tāminaru) took place between 1988 to 2002. In an international competition with more than 600 entries the former London-based Foreign Office Architects won.

Besides its main function to accomodate up to 4 30,000 GWT or 2 70,000 GTW vessels, it is a large multipurpose hall with adjacent shops, bistros on the 2nd floor and features an observation deck stretching over the complete length of nearly 500 metres on top with grass areas and lots of space for public use.

Due to its location in the Minato Mirai 21 district, it offers tremendous views of the skyline of Yokohama, for arriving ships as well as other tourists on the rooftop.

  • April 2019
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