Area: Kanto > Kanagawa
The Red Brick warehouses are an important Yokohama landmark, a popular meeting place and a favourite tourist attraction. Have you been there? If not, try going there this season when the brightly lit Yokohama Bay area will make you feel special.
December 1, 2016
A little aquarium that is tucked away in one of the corners of Chinatown; the Yokohama Omoshiroi Suizokukan.
September 23, 2016
Tons of Flashbacks were triggered haunting my memory in the search for remembering the origin of my familiarity with the word Namamugi. As the train slowly progressed to Tsurumi station, which was my final destination, I struggled hard to get rid of my superstitious misgivings starting with ‘what if in my previous life, Namamugi was…’.
September 17, 2016
This zoo is in Yokohama ward, and is more than just a zoo; it also resembles a safari park. Fortunately for the animals, cages are really big and fences are as little as possible as to get the animals to live in an environment that is parallel to their native one.
September 6, 2016
Sometimes you start the day with a shrug! A desire for going somewhere which will be only yours when you are there. Walking in ordinary streets that are not bathed in history. Baba Brook is a cryptic stream which crisscrosses a low-rise residential area in Tsurumi-ku. Walking along the Baba Brook manifests a rarely seen side of Japan.
August 20, 2016
If you are planning to visit Tokyo for the first time you may decide to stay in town. And I agree, you will not find reasons to go anywhere else. If you are living here or you are already familiar with Tokyo, you might be wondering what else you can do or visit that is close by. If this is your case and if you enjoy nature, Ikuta Park could be an excellent idea.
August 3, 2016
With so many fireworks festivals, it may be difficult to decide on which one to go to. My recommendation is the Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival held right near the harbor of Yokohama. There are so many ways to enjoy this beautiful festival—below are 4 extra unique ways to get the best out of the event.
July 27, 2016
The art of second-hand shopping is fast gaining momentum in Japan. Recycle shops have ironed out the wrinkles both literally and figuratively and have an easy system that anyone, given a few pointers in Japanese, can easily manage.
June 25, 2016
One of the largest tourist destinations in the Kanto area is the Kotoku-in temple of Kamakura. Here every year tourists from all over the world arrive in order to witness the 13.35 meter (43.8 feet) tall Buddha. Besides being the tallest Buddha statute in the Kanagawa prefecture the Buddha also has a very rich history.
June 18, 2016
If you are a fan of the master’s work, you would know that you have made the walk and have arrived at the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum just by staring at the many pairs of eyes on the brick wall outside. The Fujiko F. Fujio museum is a sanctuary for fans.
June 4, 2016
When Japan opened up to America and Europe after the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854, Yokohama became a gateway for the introduction of new technologies and Western culture. Items such as ice cream, games such as tennis, and expertise in areas such photography all made their first appearance in Yokohama.
May 2, 2016