Flashback: Minato Mirai at Golden Week 2005 – Part 2

Welcome back for part 2.  If you haven’t read part 1 yet, it’s below this post.  Please read it first.  For part 2, we’ll have a look at Minato Mirai and area from Landmark Tower.  I went up to the 69th floor, which is an observatory called Sky Garden.  It has amazing views of Yokohama!  The elevator going up to the Sky Garden is the 2nd fastest in the world.  You can feel your ears pop on your way up.  So, here are the pictures.

Looking north from Sky Garden in Landmark Tower, including the Yokohama Art Museum

Looking north from Sky Garden in Landmark Tower, including the Yokohama Art Museum

A view to the north from Sky Garden toward Yokohama Station

A view to the north from Sky Garden toward Yokohama Station

Looking northeast from Sky Garden, including Yokohama Pacifico convention centre

Looking northeast from Sky Garden, including Yokohama Pacifico convention centre

A view to the west from Sky Garden.  One of those buildings is the Bank of Yokohama.

A view to the west from Sky Garden. One of those buildings is the Bank of Yokohama.

A west view from Sky Garden in Landmark Tower

A west view from Sky Garden in Landmark Tower

A view to the south from Sky Garden toward Naka Ward and Yokohama Bay Stadium, home of the Bay Stars baseball team.

A view to the south from Sky Garden toward Naka Ward and Yokohama Bay Stadium, home of the Bay Stars baseball team.

A view south from Sky Garden, toward Naka Ward

A view south from Sky Garden, toward Naka Ward

A view south from Sky Garden toward Naka Ward.  Kisha-michi Promenade is a walkway across the water.

A view south from Sky Garden toward Naka Ward. Kisha-michi Promenade is a walkway across the water.

A view south from Sky Garden toward Cosmo World and Yokohama Port in Naka Ward

A view south from Sky Garden toward Cosmo World and Yokohama Port in Naka Ward

Straight down from the Sky Garden, it's Nippon Maru

Straight down from the Sky Garden, it's Nippon Maru

An eastern view from Sky Garden, including Cosmo World and Queen's Square

An eastern view from Sky Garden, including Cosmo World and Queen's Square

An eastern view from Sky Garden, there seems to be a performance happening

An eastern view from Sky Garden, there seems to be a performance happening

An eastern view from Sky Garden.  You can see Queen's Square, Yokohama Pacifico and the sail shaped Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel

An eastern view from Sky Garden. You can see Queen's Square, Yokohama Pacifico and the sail shaped Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel

Looking southeast from Sky Garden, you can see Cosmo World, and in the distance, Yokohama Bay Bridge

Looking southeast from Sky Garden, you can see Cosmo World, and in the distance, Yokohama Bay Bridge

From Sky Garden, there's Yokohama Bay Bridge

From Sky Garden, there's Yokohama Bay Bridge

An eastern view from Sky Garden, you can see Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel

An eastern view from Sky Garden, you can see Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel

View of Cosmo World from Sky Garden.  It's 3:48pm, according to the ferris wheel/clock

View of Cosmo World from Sky Garden. It's 3:48pm, according to the ferris wheel/clock

A night view to the north of Landmark Tower...okay, it's a photo inside Sky Garden

A night view to the north of Landmark Tower...okay, it's a photo inside Sky Garden

The same view from Sky Garden to the north

The same view from Sky Garden to the north

Stay tuned for part 3, which I will post in a moment.  Part 3 will contain the final part of my Minato Mirai tour.

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