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  • Day6

    Yokohama is about an hour south of Tokyo, but it seems like it takes an hour to get places within Tokyo, so I find the whole distance thing here a bit confusing.

    The stadium is small - about 30k seats, and it was mostly full on a hot sticky weeknight, so the BayStars definitely draw. They don't win much, but this season they have won a few more than the Swallows, so they are both at the bottom of the Central Nippon League.

    Local kids stand on the field to greet they players as they are announced, and the players run out and meet the kids and sign their jerseys...it's a sweet way to start the game! The crowd chants the whole game, and the chants change to include each batters name as they come up (only the fans of the batting team chant.) We grabbed some bento boxes, a cucumber on a stick and some beer, got our seats and proceeded to chant along when we could figure out how.

    Girls go up and down the aisles constantly (every 5 minutes no exaggeration) dressed in the colors of the brand of beer they are selling with a mini keg on their backs. They smile and wave and look super happy, but they are the only Japanese women so far that I have seen break a sweat. There is a lot of beer consumed, and a lot of bento boxes.

    After so much running around the last couple of days, we only lasted about 4 innings before we headed home to bed, but it was a super cool experience and the boys definitely noticed differences between the baseball and and the baseball at home.
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  • Day22

    Nach fast sechs Stunden Zugfahrt sind wir in Yokohama angekommen. Wir hatten grosses Glück und der Mount Fuji zeigte sich von seiner besten Seite! Oft sieht man die Bergspitze nicht. Auch Yokohama hat unglaublich viel zu bieten und ist eine sehr moderne Stadt, wo vorallem Unterhaltung im Mittelpunkt steht.

    Nun ist soweit. Die letzte Nacht in Japan steht an. Wir müssen das erste Mal Abschied nehmen. Auch wenn noch ganz viel vor uns liegt, haben wir einen Teil von unserem Traum erlebt. Es war wunderschön!Read more

  • Day20

    Das war vielleicht ein langweiliger Nachmittag. Wir fuhren nur Zug und das 5 Stunden!!! Immerhin wurde der Abend noch cool. Wir gingen in die Metropole wo wir die Skyline von Yokohama gesehen haben. Ausserdem habe ich ein Hard Rock Café T-Shirt geschenkt bekommen die ich jetzt auch sammle.

    #Hard Rock

  • Day9


    October 3, 2017 in Japan

    Heute ging es nach dem Aufstehen mit einem JR-Zug ca. 1 Std. nach Yokohama gefahren, um uns dort Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirts zu holen, Ist bekloppt aber geil. Als wir aus der Bahnstation kamen haben wir als erstes den Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden gesehen. Es ging auf den direkten Weg zum Hard Rock Cafe Shop. Dort haben wir uns Shirts ausgesucht und spontan dazu entschieden nebenan im Cafe etwas zu Mittag gegessen. War richtig lecker und günstig. Mit vollen Mägen haben wir uns noch Yokohama China Town angesehen und auch gleich Chinesischen Tempel Masobyo besucht. Dann ging es zurück nach Tokyo in den Stadtteil Shibuya, um uns im Disney Store Karten für Disney Sea für morgen zu holen. Nach kurzem anstehen hatten wir die Karten und sind zum Starbucks am Shibuya Crossing gegangen und haben uns die Kreuzung bei Nacht von oben angeschaut mit den Menschenmassen. Zum Abschluss des Tages sind wir noch zum Laden Alice on Wednesday gegangen und haben da eine Runde gedreht.Read more

  • Day21


    May 2 in Japan

    #japanische Tore
    #Hard Rock

    Was ist euer lieblings #

  • Day26


    June 3, 2016 in Japan

    I really like the landscape parks in the bigger cities. They are basically an escape from the crowdedness and noise from the city streets. I found one online that looked pretty cool and was not too far away: Koishikawa korakuen. This park next to the Tokyo Sky Dome is relatively large for a park. The entrance fee was only 300 yen so i decided to go in. The park is dotted with lakes and ponds and bridges connect several small islands. The parks abundant trees allowed for some nice strolling in the shade. I gues it's not that popular with the younger crownd in Tokyo since most people were way over 60. After an hour walking around i had seen the entire park and thought it was time to go to Yokohma.
    Even though Yokohama is pretty close to Tokyo and it's actually pretty hard to see where one city begins and the other ends, i had not yet visited this place. There was nothing of my particular interest so i decided to go to the rebuillt harbour district. This used to be a big port with warehouses but has been converted to a huge shopping center with theme park and loads of restaurants. It was only a half hour trainride from my hostel to the harbour district. These last couple of days have been really warm and as i got out of the airconditioned train and the hot humid air made me sweat almost immediately. It took some time for me to figure out where to go which is not unusual with a lot of signs that are mostly in kanji. But with a little help from Google maps i found my bearings and set off into the harbor district. The first half hour of walking took me through various huge and expensive shopping malls. Interesting to see but not my cup of tea. I walked passed the theme park where i could hear the kids screaming as they rushed down in one of the rollercoasters. I read somewhere online that the red brick warehouses contained sever very interesting restaurants and i decided to check it out. Halfway to the warehouses i suddenly heard a lady screaming for joy at a truck that was parked at the side of the road. As i got closer I realised this was not a regular truck. The movie Deadpool had just been released in Japan and so a huge deadpool statue in an interesting pose was placed on this truck and then just driven around town. Meanwhile the soundtack for the movie was screaming out of the speakers. Aahh yes these are the kind of things that make me love Japan. I took some quick pictures and went on to the red brick warehouses. It was getting really hot and uncomfortable in the sun and that gave me a good excuse to go into a restaurant for some lunch. I checked several restaurants before choosing one that sells Hawaiian burgers which is basically a burger with avocado. But boy is it delicious! I took some time to really enjoy and let the food settle for a bit before heading of to Yokohmama's chinatown. This is one of Japans biggest chinatowns and it shows. Literally dozens of streets litterd with shops and restaurants that serve chinese food. I found a nice and colorfully decorated temple and walked around in the backstreets some more before going back to the station and joining Jimmy and some other guests in yet another drinking session at Nui's.
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  • Day34

    הצ'יינהטאון הכי גדולה ביפן. אני מתה על צ'יינהטאון'ס אז ממש התלהבתי לבוא לבקר פה!

    זה היה כמו צ'יינהטאון סטנדרטית רק מינוס האנשים, הרעש וההמולה. אז בעצם לא כמו צ'יינהטאון בכלל.

    שוק עם מוצרים באיכות made in china ואוכל ממוצע. מאכזב.

  • Day11

    Our adventure to the pier

    October 9, 2016 in Japan

    After waiting for the rain to clear we finally decided on the taxi option to get to Tokyo station. The directions were a little confusing so after arriving at platform 9 as advised we were lucky to get someone who helped explain it was actually platform 9 we needed for our non reserved class tickets. After lining up on platform 10 we thought again best to ask a local and it was fortunate as we were waiting in premium queuing. Eventually we had the right place and were off to yokohama.

    After arriving at yokohama we then found others who were a little list and also going to the boat. Next was the challenge of getting the minatorimai line to our final stop and getting the tickets and onto the train was without a hitch but we had gotten on a limited express train so arrived at the other end having missed our intended destination. We figured it out and went back the required 1 stop to our final destination. A short walk later we were at Osanbashi pier and are now beginning check in for the cruise
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  • Day6

    Tokyo to Yokohama

    October 13, 2017 in Japan

    We caught the 10:30am train to Yokohama. The trip took around 30 minutes. We then changed to the subway for the last part of the journey to Nihon-Odori. It was about a 650m walk to Osanbashi Pier and we had a short wait to board the ship. We had lunch in the Lido and then we went to a Mariner Society welcome drinks. We sat with a couple from Canada who had done lots of cruises. They were both retired school teachers and had an Australian daughter-in-law. Not long after we sat down, Cathryn saw two familiar faces enter the Crows Nest for the Mariner drinks. It was Sarah and Ann, we couldn't believe it and neither could they! We met them on our first Holland America cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong in 2015. Certainly is a small world. After catching up, we finished unpacking and then got ready for the lifeboat drill at 7:30pm, followed by dinner at 8pm. We enjoyed dinner in the Main dining room followed by the show at 9:30pm. On the way back to the cabin we sat and listened to the Ocean Trio (formerly the Neptunes). The female pianist and singer were excellent.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Yokohama Shi, Yokohama, 横浜市

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