As a major harbor town, Yokohama has a rich history full of interactions between Japan and the rest of the world. It’s nice to know that, but not always necessary; a picture speaks a thousand kanji characters, wouldn’t you agree? No matter how many times I take this boat tour, I can never get over how gorgeous everything looks–especially at night.
As this dedicated photog shows, there’s also a tower where you can actually get views like this–I’d buy a postcard from this guy.
The Yokohama Bay Bridge is an obvious photo-snapper favorite. I don’t know if that’s because of the beautiful colors, the structure itself, or just that it kind of looks like the Golden Gate. Take your pick, it’s simply enchanting.
I just had to include this one. Seeing the futuristic harbor town from this angle really made me think about things from a different perspective…ouch, I can’t believe I just wrote that! Enjoy anyway, folks.
Love the colors here! Especially cool because those buildings are typically gleaming, 2001: A Space Odyssey pearl during the day. And that layered sky…wow.
Just putting in my personal recommendation: If you get a chance, eat at the Bay Quarter and sit outside near the water if you can. The food and scenery are both perfection.
This is another side of Yokohama nightlife, the “chukagai,” or Yokohama’s Chinatown. The food is excellent here, not to mention cheap! Go with your friends and have some authentic Chinese in the heart of Japan.
With so many Chinese immigrants actually living in Yokohama, I’m pretty sure that both the food and the building details are authentic. This colorful edifice is about as far from Japanese architecture as you can get!