You shouldn't miss out the famous Yokohama attraction “Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse”
Yokohama locates in Southern Tokyo, is the second largest city of Japan where has over 3 million of population, and takes less than 30 minutes by train from Tokyo. End of Edo period which is also isolationism of Japan, Western countries had forced Japan to open several harbours for trading purposes, therefore Yokohama was one of them. It had soon became main trading city of Japan since then.
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse were constructed with Meji and Taishō period's bricks, the 1st and 2nd buildings were established in 1913 and 1907. Red Brick Warehouse mainly as customs houses and are important stronghold in Yokohama harbour, it worked effectively in the distribution purposes.
Due to the time goes by, distribute harbours have been diversed, so the buildings ended their role as customs houses in 1989. After further restorations in Yokohaman, they were reopened to the public in the current form in 2002 and remained the appearance for Meji and Taishō period. At the same time, park had been developed around the area, so Yokohama has became an significant facility which represents of culture.
Red Brick Warehouse currently have two buildings, the 1st building is regarded as a cultural facility, which used for art exhibitions, and event centre, as well as musical plays for Jazz and Pop music. It also have souvenir shops.2nd building have variety shops such as restaurants, general goods, modern cafés, ice-cream shops, etc.
The square between two buildings is a place of happenings year-round which holds large events based on different seasons. For example, it has flower garden shows in Spring and beer festival in Autumn. Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse definitely is a recommended attraction and shouldn't be miss out during your trip in Japan.
【YOKOHAMA AKARENGA】(YOKOHAMA RED BRICK WAREHOUSE) ■Address：1-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama
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