Yokohama Cosmo World (よこはまコスモワールド, Yokohama Kosumo Wārudo) is a theme park in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It contains the Cosmo Clock 21, formerly the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It is a family friendly amusement park in the heart of Minato Mirai – a scenic spot during the day and romantic at night. Admission is free to enter and customers pay by attractions or rides via ticket vending machines located throughout the park. Prices range from 300 – 700 yen depending on the attraction or ride. Please note kindergarten aged kids and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
The park is divided into three zones
Kids Carnival Zone
The Kids Carnival Zone is great for young kids and toddlers. They have games, train and car rides, a beautiful two level merry-go-round and cycle monorail that gives you a birds eye view of the area.Here you will find the Ocean Swinger, rideable robot panda cars, a miniature shinkansen ride, a merry-go-round, bumper cars, and a cycle monorail.
Burano Street Zone
The colorful Burano Street Zone is named after a picturesque fishing village in northern Italy. Here you can find the Family Banana Coaster, take a spin on the Galaxy or Super Planet rides, get lost in a hall of mirrors, play on the games machines, or explore a haunted mansion.It is set up like a small, colorful town with an arcade, haunted house, ice world where one can experience the extreme cold, food stalls, small coasters, caricature artists and more.
Wonder Amuse Zone
Wonder Amuse Zone, located underneath the large Ferris Wheel, caters to young and young at heart adults. It is the main area of the theme park and has the most thrilling rides including the “Diving Coaster – Vanish!” which is just like a regular roller coaster until it suddenly plunges through and beneath a pool of water creating a gigantic splash.This section also features a virtual reality ride, a 360° 3D theater, a games arcade, fairground stall type games, and a food court. In the food court you can buy typical theme park fare such as hot dogs, French fries, crepes, and ice creams.
Yokohama Cosmoworld is dominated by a giant Ferris wheel, called Cosmo Clock 21, which has a large digital clock at its center. Standing 112.5 meters high with a 100 meter diameter, this was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel until 1992, and it still holds the record as the world’s biggest Ferris wheel with a clock. Cosmo Clock 21 is one of the characteristic features of the Yokohama Bay skyline and is especially beautiful at night when it is illuminated with an LED light show of constantly changing colors.
Yokohama Cosmo World Amusement Park Details
Address: 2-8-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Cost: Entrance is free, pay as you ride
Open hours: Kids` zone 11:00-19:00; Mon – Fri 11:00-20:00; until 22:00 on Sat, Sun & Special Holidays. Closed on Thursday. *Please see Calendar for special closures.
Access: About 10 minutes on foot from JR Negishi Line · Municipal Subway “Sakuragicho Station”; About 2 minutes on foot from Minatomirai Line “Minato Mirai Station”