Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is a marine resort complex consisting of aquariums, amusement park, shopping malls, restaurants, a hotel, as well as marinas. Dolphin Fantasy, an aquarium featuring Rhincodon typus (whale sharks) and dolphins, is particularly popular. In 2013, "Umi Farm," an aquarium of the pristine sea, was inaugurated at this Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise.
The concept of Umi Farm is "Umi-iku," which means that we interact with the pristine sea and thrive together with the sea. "Umi Farm" is not a facility where you just "see, touch and feel" the exhibits inside the building. Instead, it invites you to "play with, learn, and eat" the life of the pristine ocean.
Umi Farm consists of Ocean Lab and Shoku-iku (food education) Zone. At Ocean Lab, we work on environment and water quality improvement in Tokyo Bay by using the power of ocean life, aiming at recovery of the bays own biota and ecosystem.
A variety of experiences at Ocean Lab will allow you to learn about the activities of ocean life while having fun.
Food education relating to sea life is offered at Shoku-iku Zone where you can enjoy fishing or hand-catching, and then cook and eat your fish on the spot, if you wish.
Sankei-en is a large-scale traditional Japanese-style garden with a total area of about 180,000 square meters, opened in 1906 by a businessman named Sankei Hara, who made a fortune through silk trading and was also a well-known fine art aficionado. Historically significant structures transferred from areas, such as Kyoto and Kamakura are placed in the garden, consisting of an Outer Garden and an Inner Garden design based on the natural landscape. There are 17 structures including Ten Important Cultural Properties and several Tangible Cultural Properties designated by the City of Yokohama. The garden is famous for its plum trees, cherry trees, lotus flowers and autumn colors and you can admire beautiful scenery for all four seasons. Sankei-en is a must visit for travelers who are interested in Japanese gardens and traditional Japanese architecture.
Orbi is a new kind of museum created as a joint project between SEGA and BBC Earth, officially opened to the public on August 19, 2013. Orbi takes you on a multi-sensory journey, placing you in the heart of nature through sight, sound, smell, and touch. At Experience Zone, you will explore the secrets of our planet and life in the twelve entertainment exhibitions of a variety of scenes on the earth. Theatre 23.4, the main feature of the facility, invites you to experience an immersion in the wonders of great nature recreated in a bespoke theater, which is the true crystallization of Sega and BBC Earth's leading-edge technology. The front screen in the theatre spans 40 meters across and 8 meters high, which makes it one of Japan's largest screens. Sega's technology enables you to experience the genuine BBC Earth movie you have never seen before, not only on the screen but also by representation of smell, wind and fog as well as by the effect of 3D soundscapes with low-frequency resolution. At After Show and Service Area, the last stop of your journey in Orbi, look back on your experience and let yourself bathe in the afterglow of your tour.
Shin Yokohama Raumen Museum is a ramen-themed amusement park inaugurated in 1994. You can enjoy the ramens of several renowned ramen restaurants selected from all over Japan on the 1st and 2nd basement floors which are spaces designed using the streetscape representation of the 1950's, the period when instant ramen started to become widely consumed. There are plenty of Muslim, vegetarian and vegan options. Enjoy a great range of uniqueness in different ramens. The first floor houses a museum where you can learn the culture and history of ramen, a gift shop carrying nation-wide local ramens and ramen-related goods, as well as My Ramen Kitchen where you can make your own original fresh ramen. At My Ramen Kitchen, try creating your own one-of-a-kind ramen by combining your favorite soup, noodles, sauce, oil and toppings.
Cup Noodles Museum is a hands-on museum where you can enjoy learning the importance of invention and discovery as well as the venture mindset, while exploring various exhibitions about instant ramen and participating in the workshop. At Instant Noodles History Cube, the display of more than 3,000 packages of instant ramen teaches you the history of the product. You can make Chicken Ramen, the world's first instant ramen, by yourself from scratch at Chicken Ramen Factory; and My Cup Noodles Factory allows you to create your own artwork for the container and choose your favorite soup and topping to make your own one-of-a-kind Cup Noodles. Your very own ramen will be perfect as a souvenir of the visit. One of the visitors' favorite spots is Noodles Bazaar, offering a variety of noodle dishes from all over the world to try. You can enjoy different noodle cultures in an ambience of an Asian night market.