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Online Tours of Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama FREE!


(Borrowed from https://minatomirai21.com/, 14/12/20.)

Minato Mirai 21 is a coastal tourist town full of local attractions you can enjoy. And if you can't visit Yokohama but wish you could, Minato Mirai 21 can now be toured online for free! Yes! Free! The local attractions include the 4th tallest tower in Japan, an amusement park, the Yokohama cup noodles museum and multiple malls and restaurants. To get to see a free tour of the area can be a fun, easy way to help you decide whether or not you'd like to go in person. Or even, just to do some more virtual tourism!


Details on how the tours work and how to book can be seen here. The website is in Japanese, so here is a translation I was able to get from Google Translate: Online tour for foreigners in Minatomirai! Introducing the history and enjoyment routes of Minatomirai, free of charge


Yokohama Minatomirai 21 (hereinafter referred to as Minatomirai) will hold a "Minato Mirai Online Tour" for foreigners for a limited time (December-February 2020). Anyone who likes Minatomirai or is interested in it can participate. A concierge who is familiar with Minatomirai will guide you through the tour while communicating. The supported language is English, but Japanese can also participate if they can have simple daily English conversation! Through online, we will deliver various contents such as the history of Minatomirai, enjoyment routes, beautiful scenery of Minatomirai seen from the sky, while having fun interacting with everyone. Please join us.

[Details of online tour]

<"Let's go out together! Enjoy Minatomirai online tour">

Period: December 2020-February 2021 (applications accepted) Time required: Approximately 1 hour Number of participants: 1-6 people Supported languages : English (in principle) Participation fee: Free Application deadline: Until 18:00 3 days before the tour date Organizer: Yokohama Minatomirai 21

<Tour outline (planned)>

・ Unexpectedly unknown! Introducing the history of Minatomirai ・ A virtual experience of the Minatomirai enjoyment route recommended by the guide! ・ Only seen on this tour! ?? Overlooking Minatomirai from the sky * Tour composition is subject to change.

[Introduction of guide role]

We will tell you about the history of Minatomirai and the charm of Minatomirai, which is not well known to Japanese people. You can feel free to join us after work or on holidays. We look forward to seeing you all. * The guide will be provided in collaboration with "WANDER COMPASS SHIBUYA (Tourist Information Center)".

[Details of participation in the experience]

<December date and time>


・ 12/4 (Friday) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 17: 00-18: 00 ・ 12/5 (Saturday) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 15: 00-16: 00 ・ 12/6 (Sun) (1) 10: 00-11: 00 (2) 14: 00-15: 00 ・ 12/7 (Mon) ( 1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 17: 00-18: 00 ・ 12/11 (Fri) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 18: 00-19: 00 ・ 12/12 (Sat) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 16: 00-17: 00 ・ 12/13 (Sun) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 17: 00-18: 00 ・ 12/14 (Mon) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 17: 00-18: 00 ・ 12/18 (Fri) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 18:00 -19:00 ・ 12/19 (Sat) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 15: 00-16: 00 ・ 12/20 (Sun) (1) 10: 00-11: 00 (2) ) 14: 00-15: 00 ・ 12/21 (Mon) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 17: 00-18: 00 ・ 12/25 (Fri) (1) 11: 00-12 : 00 (2) 17: 00-18: 00 ・ 12/26 (Sat) (1) 11: 00-12: 00 (2) 15: 00-16: 00

* For January and February 2021, recruitment will be made in the previous month. Location: Provided online using Zoom.

Please participate in a quiet place with an internet environment. There is nothing you need on the day.

Participation conditions: Those who can use the Zoom app.

[How to apply]

Please specify the desired date and time from the application form below and apply. You can select multiple desired dates and times.

At a later date, the secretariat will email you the date and time you can join and the Zoom link.

✦ Application form: https://forms.gle/PP1miNY33QAPApAu8

* If you wish to tour in Japanese, please select "Japanese" from the application form. We may adjust the tour participation date. ■ Inquiries about Minatomirai Online Tour Tourist information Center WANDER COMPASS SHIBUYA

Mail: wc_shibuya@wandercompass.jp HP: https://wandercompass.jp/ So, you can book in for that if you would like!

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