[Kanto day trip spot] [Kanagawa Prefecture] Bike trip to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse! Solo Harley trip with a retro feel from the end of the Meiji era

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This time, I took a motorcycle tour from central Tokyo to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is a historical building built from the end of the Meiji period to the beginning of the Taisho period, and is currently used as a cultural and commercial facility.
This is a spot where you can enjoy shopping, gourmet food, events, and more while admiring the view of Yokohama Port.
This time, we will introduce its charm, how to access it, and information on motorcycle parking.


What is Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse?


Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is a red brick building that was once used as a national bonded warehouse.
There are two buildings, Building 1 and Building 2, each with different characteristics.
Building No. 1 has an impressive large roof approximately 33 meters high, and has a hall and multipurpose space inside.
Building 2 has many windows and decorations on its exterior walls, and there are about 35 shops and about 15 cafes and restaurants inside.
There is an event plaza between the two buildings, where various events are held every season.
For example, you can enjoy beer festivals and art planetariums in the summer, Oktoberfest and hometown fairs in the fall, and Christmas markets and ice slides in the winter.

Route to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse


This time, I went from central Tokyo to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse using the Metropolitan Expressway.
I set off on my beloved Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide.
On the Shuto Expressway, I transferred from the City Loop Line to the Wangan Line and headed towards Haneda Airport.
From the Wangan Line, I took the Kanagawa Route 1 Yokohane Line and entered Yokohama City.
On the Kanagawa Route 1 Yokohane Line, the Minato Mirai district and the Landmark Tower and other high-rise buildings came into view.
In Yokohama City, we headed towards Yamashita Park and Osanbashi via the Yokohama Rinko Main Road.
Finally, I turned left at the traffic light in front of the Red Brick Warehouse and arrived.
It took about 50 minutes.

Highlights of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse


At Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, you can enjoy not only shopping and gourmet food, but also history and culture.
First of all, the building itself is a highlight.
The red brick exterior has a retro and quaint feel, and the interior retains the atmosphere of those days.
In particular, the Red Brick Hall on the 3rd floor of Building 1 has an atrium approximately 9m high, with exposed steel frames and bricks on the ceiling.
Concerts and exhibitions are held here.
If you would like to learn more about the history and architecture of the Red Brick Warehouse, we recommend taking a free guided tour from the Red Brick Terrace on the first floor of Building 1.
In about 30 minutes, he will tell you about the highlights and secrets of the building.

Shopping and gourmet food are also highlights.
Building 2 has a shop with Yokohama-esque souvenirs, miscellaneous goods, fashion, and more.
For example, there is Yokohama's Best Collection,'' which collects Yokohama's specialties and special products, andYokohama History Museum Shop,” which introduces Yokohama’s history and culture.
There are also a variety of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy Japanese, Western, and Chinese cuisine and sweets.

Here you can enjoy beer and food from around the world while feeling the sea breeze.

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse motorcycle parking lot


Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse does not have a dedicated motorcycle parking lot, but there are several motorcycle parking lots in the surrounding area.
The closest one is the bicycle parking lot in Yokohama Red Brick Park, which is right next to the Red Brick Warehouse.
You can use it for free, but the number of spaces is limited to 50.
There are also free motorcycle parking lots at nearby facilities such as Yokohama World Porters and Yokohama Hammerhead, but there are only a few and it can get crowded.


This time, I took a motorcycle tour from central Tokyo to Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is a historic building that is worth seeing, and it also has plenty of shopping and gourmet food.
Also, the location along the coast is wonderful, and the sight of it being lit up from dusk to night is a wonderful sight.