Quick and easy things to do in Yokohama #4
The original Osanbashi Pier was constructed in 1894. It's name means "big pier". Reconstruction begain in 1989 to accommodate the changing operational needs of the cruise trade, and the renamed "Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal" was completed in 2002.
In addition to being a port for some of the largest cruise ships in the world, Osanbashi is also the location for Yokohama's largest beer festival as well as many other events. It offers one of the best views of Yokohama, and is a must-go-through location for local runners.
On any given day you can find both amateur and professional photographers shooting from Osanbashi's decks, couples taking in the view, or individuals lounging about reading books and what not.
Osanbashi is free and open everyday, and has a cafe and restaurant you can dine at. It makes a great day-walk/hike destination and should not be missed.
I highly recommend a visit.
1-1-4, Kaigandori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0002
Closest stations - approximately ten minute walk from:
Kannai Station (JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line)
Nihon-odori Station (Minatomirai Line)
Link to map:
Former Deep Japan Writer