Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Yokohama, Japan

Nov 4, 2015 - Kyoto, Kamakura and Yokohama

Finally finding time to catch up with my blog. Shinkansen (bullet train) from Kyoto to Fuji - 200-220kph average Shinkansen speed but top speed 320. Via Takashimaya ,Mikawa-Anjo, Toyohashi, Hamamatsu, Kakegawa, Shizuoka,en route to Shin-Fuji All the way was mostly built up with small rice fields or veggie gardens. Stayed at Jira Gonno Fuji No Yakata Hotel. Perfect view of Mt Fuji for a few hours then some cloud came over. We were so lucky - the guide had been 10 times to this area this year and hadn't seen it till now. There are only...

Jump to full entry

Oct 4, 2015 - yokohama harbour

Last day, with a morning to wind up our trip. so we took a ferry ride around the harbour, or at least part of it, we didnt really get into the more industrial area. Even so the trip was 70 minutes long. While we waited we asked this young couple if we could take their photo. All the bridal salons we had seen around were full of Western wedding dresses. AS always there was proof of the Japanese diligence in regard to keeping everything clean. The ferry next to us was cleaned on one side, then the ferry went out, turned around and the...

Jump to full entry

Oct 2, 2015 - Out to the farm. Meet Yuko's family

After very explicit instructions we goofed! WE were to meet Yuko outisde. WE went right outside the station and waited for nearly an hour, while Yuko was patiently waiting outside the area where you put your ticket into the machine and the turnstile let you out onto the general public, not passenger area. Pete finally went back down and the two were united. Yuko then drove us to the farm, on the way stopping at the butchers shop, which also had a greengrocers attache, to meet other relatives. Yuko had told us not to expect anything like an...

Jump to full entry

Oct 1, 2015 - Catch up with Yuko

Today was our second rainy day.Before we met Yuko, who was bringing the children into the fun fair (large ferris wheel and lots of other rides and activities), we looked for shops which might provide us with some of the things we wanted to buy to take home. Began to realise we should have bought more items earlier on in the trip rather than leaving them to the end. Patsy's novelty glasses holder found on Day 2 of the trip, were never seen again! Unfortunately the fair ground closes down when raining, so when the family arrived it had been...

Jump to full entry

Sep 30, 2015 - yokohama Cupnoodle museum and more walking

We set off with our guide and his map. Admired the architecture on the way. Finding the Cup museum was tricky. According to the map we were in the right spot, but we couldnt see anything. Finally Pete found the entrance, very unassuming, round the side. We werent sure what the Cup museum was, but loads of school groups seem to be heading for and entering there (helped locate it!) Finally we found out!! Instant noodles. Later he put these in a cup, so cup noodles were born! There was one room we avoided. That was the...

Jump to full entry

Sep 29, 2015 - trains to Yokohama Mark departs for Kenya Pete picks up the 'tour guide mantel'

WE had hoped the souvenir shops would be open early as I at least had decided I should have bought more things the day before, but no such luck. At the end of the trip there were several things we wished we had bought when we had the chance. They didnt show up anywhere else! Made the train on time and survived all the changes, three trains in all. This time we actually booked a seat on the bullet train, the long second leg, rather than take pot luck, as Mark thought we might be pushing the luck this time as we we would be boarding the...

Jump to full entry

Nov 30, 2014 - Yokohama to Brisbane

Yokohama to Brisbane Sun 30th Nov. Beautiful morning, sunny, 14ºC. The view from the hotel room over Minato Mirai is really clear. Close to the hotel is the Kanagawa History Museum in the lovely old Yokohama Specie Bank building. We spent a couple of hours looking at some really good displays of Kanagawa prefecture life and artefacts from 10,000 years ago up to the Meiji period on the 3rd floor. The second floor covered the opening of Japan to the western world up to the recent past. It's a very high quality and interesting museum. Caught...

Jump to full entry

Nov 29, 2014 - Sankei-en, Yokohama

Sankei-en, Yokohama. Sat 29th Nov. Raining this morning, about 12ºC. I'm going to Sankei-en in Naka-ku, Yokohama. I’ve really been looking forward to touring this garden designed by Tomitaro Hara (1868–1939), a wealthy silk trader. He purchased, dismantled and rebuilt historic buildings from Kyoto, Kamakura, and other areas, that otherwise would have been lost. Since 1953 the property has been in the care of the Sankei-en Hoshokai foundation, who have restored the garden from heavy damage caused during the Second World War....

Jump to full entry

Nov 28, 2014 - Yokohama

Yokohama Fri 28th Nov. Cloudy 12deg C. Checked out of Atsugi Urban Hotel at 11am, chilled out at the coffee shop and did a bit of reading until I met with Mel for our trip to Yokohama. We did well with our hotel, Sotetsu Fresa Inn at Bashamichi. I booked it through Qantas and requested a 'Belleview Twin with Minato Mirai view'. That's what we got, a good corner room on the 10th floor with a great view. As I type this I can look out at Landmark and Queens Towers, from the other window I can see Cosmo World and World Porters. Unfortunately...

Jump to full entry

Jun 11, 2014 - China Town

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...

Jump to full entry

Jun 2, 2014 - return to Yokohama

The fog horn sounded throughout the night so it wasn’t a big surprise when the captain came on the PA to announce that our arrival in Yokohama would be delayed by three hours. We had no big plans, but this doubtless caused some anxiety for our fellow passengers with morning flights home. When we got off the ship we went through the immigration process again, submitting customs cards and getting finger printed. We had left Japan to visit Taiwan and Korea on the last cruise and will be going through this routine again on the next visit to...

Jump to full entry

May 24, 2014 - board the Diamond Princess

Transportation is expensive here. Probably it would be more efficient to say that everything is expensive here. After a few delightful days in Tokyo conquering jet lag, we needed to get to Yokohama to board the Diamond Princess. There is a reliable train connection, of course, but we don’t know how to travel light. After our recent subway success, I would guess we could have made it here by rail, but schlepping luggage to the Shinjuku station and wandering around inside the huge complex with tons of people streaming by and reversing the...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com