My previous blog post, Markets, shrines and a tiger, I shared some of my personal photographs of a few enjoyable places to visit while in Ueno! Now, for day five I have another city and more thing’s to do with your free time!
To start our day in Yokohama, we stopped at a mall to eat some lunch. We had some delicious tempura udon. This dish is a popular one here in Japan. It is thick wheat noodles in a broth with breaded pieces of fish or meat.
After we ate, we walked along the harbor and enjoyed the view! As we walked along the water we saw the Nippon Maru Yokohama museum. It is a ship that has been permanently docked and made into a museum! There was also a small amusement park for kids. The park had some rides and lots of arcades to go and play games!
We decided to walk to Cosmo World and ride the Como Clock 21 Ferris wheel. The Ferris wheel is about a fifteen minute ride and costs 800 yen per person. While on the ride, it had started to get dark like a storm was coming. Even though it was getting dark, the view from the top was so stunning and we had a blast! When we got off the ride, we realized the park had closed the rest of its ride’s including the Ferris wheel. We had been the last customer’s to ride. I assumed that they closed down due to the coming storm.
Only a few minutes down the road we walked to the Red Brick Warehouse. The warehouse is a historical building with a variety of shops and restaurants. Once we did some shopping, we then took a little bit longer of a walk to the Yokohama Chinatown! Even though we could have caught a cab or train, we decided to walk. It was nice walking and seeing the sights of the city.
If you listen to me and do anything I have shared I would recommend Chinatown! It runs a few blocks, filled with all kinds of entertainment. There are lots of Chinese cuisine to choose from and shops with souvenirs.
We had one last stop on our agenda for the day and it was right down the street from Chinatown! More shopping spots here we come! Motomachi Plaza is where we headed next. At this point in the day I was tired and ready to go home soon so unfortunately, I didn’t get anymore photo’s. The street of Motomachi Plaza is really quaint and charming but we decided we would only window shop.
Most of the day was spent sight seeing and I didn’t do as much shopping as it may seem. I love seeing all the different kinds of entertainment Japan has to offer. Every city is a new experience with new memories! We also learn so much about the culture and people each time we go out into Japan.
My blog series is coming to an end! I have one last day, then its back to normal blogging. Day six will be up tomorrow! Thanks for reading!
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