Circling Japan - Summer 2014 travel blog

shark fin soup

school girls

making dim sum

China Town

China Town

China Town

China Town

China Town

gate


We had visions of going to the top of the tallest skyscraper in Japan and taking photos of Yokohama below, but it was a murky day and Plan B was implemented.

Although it didn't make sense to me to visit China Town when we are here visiting Japan, our fellow passengers who went there last week raved about it. It has 600 restaurants and is one of the largest China Towns in the world. The restaurant count must have been accurate; we wished we were the least bit hungry. The Food Channel could do a multi episode show here. Many locals and lots of school kids roamed the narrow lanes trying this and that.

Then we took the Yokohama hop on, hop off bus. It only costs $1.00, a real bargain in this pricey country, and while it has two loops it doesn't really go very far. The first bus we boarded came to an inexplicable stop at the train station and we had to get off and board another for another $1.00 to complete the loop. It looked like lots of locals use the HOHO bus as regular transportation in addition to tourists like us; the price was right.

I'm running low on some toiletries so when we passed a large drug store, I went inside to see if I could find what I needed. Just like the metro in Tokyo, this store had just enough labels on its products in English so I thought could find what I was looking for. Tonight I'll find out if I guessed right.

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