Thursday, 12 November 2009

Yokohama (from late September, yes very late.)

Obviously I haven't been taking photos so much lately, I finally got the two films developed which had been staying in my two cameras for a while. And these are from Yokohama when I went there with Stephanie on a very nice hot day in late September. I remember sitting in the sun at the top of osanbashi terminal drinking beer and chating with her like it was only a few weeks back. But the season has changed and now it's almost winter, time flies don't they.

Anyway, Yokohama Minato-mirai is a waterfront city that is only about half an hour on the express train (Toyoko Line) from Shibuya and is a very nice place to spend a day exploring around. The contrast between the futuristic skyscraper of Minato-mirai and the Yamashita/Chinatown area oposite from it is quite interesting. My favourite way to explore is to start from Minato-mirai Station and walk around towards Akarenga-soko (Red Brick Warehouse), to the osanbashi terminal, walk through the Yamashita Park and head to the Yokoham Chinatown which is said to be the biggest Chinatown in Asia and one of the biggest in the world. The night view of Yokohama minato-mirai is spectacular when it's all lit up, so stay till it gets dark!

6 comments:

  1. Great set of photos :-) especially the third one. I like the feeling of muteness.

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  2. do you know i could write exactly the same thing about your blog, as you wrote on mine :)
    you really make me ache to see japan!
    x

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  3. I didn't realize Yokohama is such a short train ride away! I love your photos. Do you use a Holga camera?

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  4. Oh Hiki, these are so fantastic !!!!! I love your pictures, what kind of camera do you use ?

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  5. very nice! MARU! hahah i really like that 2nd boat picture

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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