Yokohama Museum of Art
The Yokohama Museum of Art, which opened in 1989, was the first facility completed in the Minato Mirai 21 central district, designed by Kenzo Tange, one of Japan’s leading postwar architects. The museum has about 13,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art since the opening of the port of Yokohama in 1859. The museum has hosted a wide variety of exhibitions, and has also provided programs for children and adults to enjoy art-making and art appreciation. After a three-year closure due to major renovations that began in 2021, the museum will reopen in March 2024, coinciding with the opening of the 8th Yokohama Triennale.
3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City
3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Minato Mirai Station on the Minato Mirai Line
10-minute walk from Sakuragi-cho Station on the JR Line and Yokohama Municipal Subway Line by using the “Moving Walkway”.
Former Daiichi Bank Yokohama Branch
The former Daiichi Bank Yokohama Branch is the fourth building of the bank and was built in 1929 after the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923), by Nishimura Yoshitoki, an architect known for his bank building designs. At the time of construction, the building was located near the entrance to Bashamichi Street. It moved 170 meters from its original location and was restored in 2003. From 2004, it has become a space for activities related to “Creative City of Culture and the Arts”. This building is a valuable remnant of that era before World War II when the area was the financial center of Yokohama.
6-50-1 Honcho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City
Direct access from Exit 1b of Bashamichi Station on the Minato Mirai Line
5 min. walk from Exit 1 of Sakuragicho Station on the Subway Blue Line.
The historical buildings that house BankART KAIKO are part of the Former Yokohama Raw Silk Inspection Bureau Warehouses B and C which were built in 1926 after the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923). Silk was an important export item for Japan’s modernization after the port opened for foreign trade in1859. The Kitanaka area developed along with raw silk warehouses and inspection facilities. In2020, NPO BankART1929, the leading art organization following the Creative City policy in Yokohama opened an alternative space for contemporary art. The current building preserve the landscape of the time when Yokohama prospered through silk trade.
1F KITANAKA BRICK & WHITE, 5-57-2 Kitanaka-dori, Naka-ku, Yokohama
1 minute walk from Exit 2 of Bashamichi Station on the Minato Mirai Line.
8 minutes walk from East Exit of Sakuragicho Station on JR Negishi Line
8-minute walk from Subway Blue Line Sakuragicho Station North Exit 2
Queen’s Square YOKOHAMA
Direct access from Exit 6 of Minato Mirai Station on the Minato Mirai Line
8-minute walk from Sakuragi-cho Station on the JR Line and Yokohama Municipal Subway Line by using the “Moving Walkway”.
※in the 2F Queen Mall
Motomachi-Chūkagai Station Accessway
Minatomirai Line “Motomachi-Chukagai” station, Chukagai/Yamashita Koen ticket gate, Exit 1 direction
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