Orbi Yokohama


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If you thought BBC nature documentaries Planet Earth and Frozen Planet were spectacular, just wait until you see this collaboration between BBC Earth and Sega. Opened in August 2013 in Yokohama's Mark Is Minatomirai shopping centre, Orbi Yokohama promises a ‘supercharged nature experience’ that fuses the Beeb's superlative nature footage with the kind of high-tech, reality-bending attractions seen at Sega's Joypolis arcade in Odaiba. A central theatre shows bespoke movies on a 40m-wide screen – complete with wind, fog, smells, flashing lights and ‘super-stereo’ sound – while other exhibits recreate habitats ranging from the deep sea to an arctic wilderness, as well as offering a peek behind the scenes of a nature documentary.


5-6F Mark Is Minatomirai, 3-5-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama

Transport Minatomirai Station (Minatomirai line), Sakuragicho Station (Keihin-Tohoku, Negishi lines)

Telephone 045-319-6543

Open Daily 10am-11pm (last admission 9.30pm)

Admission Adults ¥2,600, over 60s ¥2,000, junior high/elementary ¥1,300, over 4s ¥500


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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