A festival celebrating the opening of Yokohama port. The main site of the festival is at Rinko Park in the Minato Mirai 21 area. On the seaborne area, you can test-ride the ships. On land, there will be music concerts and performances on stage.
You may also enjoy a collaborative spectacle of fireworks with sounds and laser.
Originally the “Flower Garden” was started to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the renewal of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, but its popularity has meant that it has been held each year since.
The theme changes each year. There will be four gardens set up in the plaza area including a lavender garden and a “Sky Blue Garden” full of viola flowers. There will also be a cafe and a bar (“HANABAR”), selling food and drinks.
Minato Mirai 21 Sakura Festa (Cherry Blossom Festival) 2019
“Sakura-dori” is a 500m of cherry‐tree‐lined street stretching over Minato Mirai 21 area from JR Sakuragicho Station to Yokohama Landmark Tower and PACIFICO Yokohama. The fusion of the modern skyscrapers and the beautiful cherry blossoms can be enjoyed. During the Festa, cherry blossoms on the Sakura-dori will be illuminated by LED lights, creating a surreal view of cherry blossoms surrounded by modern high-rise buildings. There will also be various events held at the surrounding facilities, mainly during the weekends such as street performances, live music performance, stamp rally, and more. Come and enjoy the arrival of the spring.
Sankeien Garden has been famous for plum blossom form long ago. Garyu-Bai, or plum tree with a shape like a dragon lying down, and Chinese plum, with a green sepal, gifted from Shanghai, China are very unique. Why not capture scenery with over 600 plum trees and numerous historical buildings with your camera. Rice cake pounding, music performance, and other various events will be held as well. Free tea made with traditional kettle is available at Hatsune Chaya Arbor.
One of the favorite winter events in Yokohama is back! The outdoor ice skate rink “Art Rink” will appear in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse for limited time only! Every year, a selected Artist will use this ice skate rink as a canvas, turning it into the one and only “Art Rink”. Enjoy ice skating in collaboration with the art and the beautiful Minato Mirai scenery.
Until February 17th, 2019
Weekdays 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Weekends & Holidays 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market 2018
At the 9th Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market, German-style Hutte (huts), just like the real thing, will be set up in the cobble-stoned plaza area.
This is a market where families and couples can enjoy shopping while waiting for Christmas to arrive. Christmas items, such as ornaments for Christmas trees and wooden dolls from the Erzgebirge region of Germany which decorate a room, are on sale in the Hutte.
Also traditional Christmas fare such as Stollen, cut in slices and eaten while awaiting Christmas Day, will be on offer along with hot wine and German sausages.
A Christmas tree will be on display in the plaza and the entire Red Brick Warehouse area will be steeped in Christmas atmosphere.
November 24th to December 25th, 2018
November 24th to December 14th: 11:00~21:00
December 15th to 25th: 11:00~22:00
Smart Illumination Yokohama is an artistic event that attempts to bring a new face to the nightscape of Yokohama, using as its stage the waterfront of downtown Yokohama, which has for years been the site of some splendid townscaping.
The event started in the year 2010 in line with the night view development project for the “Zou no Hana (elephant’s trunk) terrace” promoted by Yokohama City’s creative city policy. Artists, designers, corporations, universities and citizens joined in a multi-member group to create a new night view of Yokohama under the theme of “a Yokohama night view made by everyone.” The Smart Illumination Award was also instituted, to reward young artists and students for their works.
Date: from October 31st to November 4th (Sunday), 2018
This year’s Yokohama Oktoberfest, held in the birthplace of Japan’s beer industry, brings together beers from all of the “Big Six Munich Breweries” which are authorized to produce beer for the original German Oktoberfest! With a total of over 140 varieties of beer on offer, including limited-edition Oktoberfest beers and beers on sale in Japan for the first time, this year’s line-up is the largest ever. And with traditional German food and live performances by German bands as well, you can enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the original Oktoberfest.
Date: Until October 14th (Sunday), 2018
Place: Aka-Renga Soko (YOKOHAMA RED BRICK WAREHOUSE)6 minutes walk from Bashamichi Station (Minato Mirai Line)
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Yokohama Octoberfest 2013
The Munich’s world famous beer festival, “Oktoberfest” is taking place in the historic building of Yokohama Redbrick Warehouse located in Yokohama, the birth place of Japanese beer.<!– readmore –>
Since 2002, this event has been popular amongst the beer lovers re-creating the atmosphere of authentic festival in Munich. There’ll be some 70 types of beer on offer, with the German varieties available (including the Oktoberfest beers) – plus the local beers. Also enjoy the live German music as well as sauerkraut and German sausages that go perfect with beer.
October 4 – October 20, 2013
Weekdays 12:00～21:30 Sat., Sun. Holidays 11:00～21:30 Oct. 4(Fri.) 17:00~21:00
At the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 1st Building
Bashamici Station http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/