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Yokohama

28 Mar

We (me, my wife, and our three kids) went to Yokohama recently.

Yokohama’s the second biggest city in Japan (after Tokyo), and it’s located close enough to Tokyo to often be considered part of the Tokyo general area.

Yokohama’s the largest city in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 45 minutes south of metropolitan Tokyo by train.

We’ve been to Yokohama many times…but this was the first time in awhile.

We went to Yokohama Station (usually we’d go to Ishikawacho or Sakuragicho Station) and walked around. First, we walked around the Yokohama Station area then we wandered over to the Sakuragicho area and went to the 赤レンガ倉庫 (“Red Brick Warehouse” shopping center).

In the warehouse, we found a nice furniture store and bought three desks. One for each of our daughters.

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Yokohama has alot to see a do.

Here’s a quick list off of the top of my head of places in the Yokohama area:

  • Cosmo World Amusement Park
  • Landmark Tower (The tallest building in Japan. Has an observation deck on the 69th floor)
  • Hard Rock Cafe Yokohama
  • 赤レンガ倉庫 (Red Brick Warehouse (shopping center))
  • 山下公園 (Yamashita Park)
  • Marine Tower
  • 横浜中華街 (Yokohama Chinatown)
  • Museum Of Cultural History
  • Maritime Museum
  • Doll Museum
  • “An-Pan-Man” Museum (museum and shops dedicated to the popular Japanese children’s cartoon)
  • Tattoo Museum
  • Ramen Museum
  • Curry Museum
  • Yokohama Hakkejima Sea Paradise
  • 横浜動物園 (Yokohama Zoo)
  • 野毛山動物園 (Nogeyama Zoo (it’s free))
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