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Yokohama Air Cabin

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360-degree views from Japan’s first urban gondola

Yokohama City

 

 

Opened in April 2021, Yokohama Air Cabin are state-of-the-art cable cars offering panoramic views of Yokohama’s futuristic Minato Mirai district. The 630-meter-long circular system connects JR Sakuragicho Station and Unga Park, where you will find the Cupnoodles Museum, Yokohama Cosmo World theme park, shopping malls, restaurants and historic red-brick warehouses that are now a vibrant center of local culture and community.

 

Hop on board for 360-degree panoramic views of Japan’s second biggest city, from heights of 40 meters, in the first cable car to be installed in an urban area in Japan, and the world's most advanced urban circulation system ropeway.

 

The ropeway was manufactured by amusement park facility experts SENYO to be safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for everyone. All cabins are barrier-free and equipped with high-tech functions, combining SENYO’s unique know-how and technology across a wide range of fields, including ventilation systems by natural circulation of air, air cooling systems with the latest battery solutions, safety monitoring systems, and lighting performance using full color LEDs.

 

Take a ride at night to see the spectacular lighting plan on the station building and cabins designed by world-renowned lighting designer Motoko Ishii. Internationally active since the 1960s, Ishii’s past projects have included light installations for Tokyo Tower, Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge, Himeji Castle, the Roman Colosseum and more.

 

Photo: Yokohama Visitors Guide

 

How to get there

 

One minute walk from East Exit of JR Sakuragicho Station or 2 minute walk from Bankokubashi/World Porters Mae Bus Stop on the Yokohama Municipal Bus Pier Line and the Akai Kutsu City Loop bus route.

 

 

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