Strolling in the water front of Yokohama

I went  to see the elder daughter who lives in Yokohama city. I heard she is trying on some wedding dresses or color dresses.  I thought it sound like interesting. I wanted to see her wearing in lovely dresses.  But there were so many dresses that she couldn't choose even only one on that day.

After leaving her, I strolled around there. Minatomirai, Yamasita- Park, China Town.

I went up the 69 floor of the Landmark Tower building. This tower is 273meters high and was the highest in Japan but lately surrendered to the Harukasu(300 meters high) in Osaka city. The night view from here was very beautiful like scattered many jewels. I could  also see the light of the  metropolis Tokyo. It's left upward in this picture.

There were many couples around me. Here seems to be a good spot for couples. Unfortunately as my husband is acrophobia he will never come here.

 The moon is also shining, looking down people's lights. It's continuing to see the human life from long long  ago, I wonder?

Osanbashi Pier,
 Since 17century  Japan had been ruled with  national isolation. Only Chinese and the Dutch  were allowed to enter Japan. But The port of Yokohama was opened in 1859 as a direct result of the Treaty of Kanagawa, signed by Commodore Matthew Perry of United States and the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan.  At the time, two wharfs were built in place of the present day Osanbashi , I heard.  Major cruise ship such as the Queen Elizabeth 2 are embarked here.

Water front in Minatomirai, from Osanbashi-Pier. Landmark Tower is left of this picture.

The Red-Brick Warehouse, bonded ware house that built in 1911 and now there are shops inside.

Yamashita Park
While I was strolling Yamashita-Park, lovely voice crossed in front of the museum ship, Hikawa-Maru. This Japanese ocean liner was launched 1929 and made her maiden voyage from Kobe in Japan to Seattle in US.

Many petals of cherry blossom came together around the ship.

China town
When our daughters were little children we were living in Tokyo next to Yokohama city for husband's transfer. In those days the elder daughter was learning piano at near Yokohama-city  and we used to take her to her teacher's house from Tokyo by our car. After lesson we used to visit here to have meals.  A good old memory rushed into my mind.
This area about 200meters square contains about more than 500 shops including nice restaurants of Chinese food, I heard.

                                                                  Maso temple in China Town

I could see Mt.Fuji clearly from a bullet train, Shinkansen.
                                     Thank you for visiting,Friend!

19 件のコメント:

Tomoko さんのコメント...


Rahul Bhatia さんのコメント...

An absolute delight to see the pictures and read about Tokyo . The last picture taken from the Bullet train is awesome:)

haricot さんのコメント...


Minoru Saito さんのコメント...

 三脚を使われたのでしょうか。 私もここのレストランから、手持ちで写真を撮りましたが全然駄目でした。
 You tube に http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaBkfr_yQR8 こんな風景がありました。

stardust さんのコメント...

お嬢様のご結婚おめでとうございます。横浜に嫁いだ姪の結婚式の時に横浜散策も兼ねて行きましたが、あいにくの土砂降り。雨に煙るベイエリアを歩き、赤レンガで昼食、中華街で早めの夕食を食べました。懐かしい。翌日のお式は晴天でした。故郷の神戸も港町ですが、横浜の方がスケールが大きいですね。帰りにきれいに富士山みられてラッキー! いいことありますように。4,5,8番目のお写真が好きです。

Joy さんのコメント...

I love to visit your blog. Seeing how it looks there and learning your culture is very interesting. Lovely pictures.
Good luck to your daughter's wedding!

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

Oh, wow! Very beautiful all this pics. So much light and life in them. And the last one is special;-)
Bless You

Birgitta さんのコメント...

Wow! So beautiful and great pictures!

Our photos さんのコメント...

You have made some nice photos and written an interesting story !

orchid Miyako さんのコメント...

Wow, Congratulations on your daughter's wedding; how exciting it must be to prepare for it♡♡♡ Beautiful pictures of the places I've never been to p;) You are such a great photographer♪
You must have been to Fuji mt.; I wish I could seen it sometime!!!

Sincerely from Yamaguchi, Miyako*

Arti さんのコメント...

Wow! Mount Fuji is awesome, I never could see it while I rode in the shinkansen, it is so beautiful. Love the memories attached to the places you visited, Sarah. And the night views are spectacular, I thought Tokyo tower was the tallest in Japan, looks like I was wrong!

sarah さんのコメント...

To Arti,
Tokyo Tower is now the second-tallest structure in Japan and act as a support structure for an antenna. Tokyo Skytree was completed on 2012 and is the tallest tower now. While as skyscraper, Landmark Tower is now second tallest building and it includes a five-star hotel,restaurants,clinics,shops, office,etc.

Camila Rafaela Felippi さんのコメント...

OMG! It's a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I hope one day I'll visit this perfect place all over the world!

Menthe Blanche さんのコメント...

The Minatomirai photos are incredible, the view is magic!
Have a nice weekend :)

ruma さんのコメント...

Hello, sarah.

  Your works is embraced in your gentleness.
  And sweet message charms my heart.

  The prayer for all peace.
  I wish You all the best.

Have a good day. ruma ❀

NatureFootstep さんのコメント...

wow, that is gorgeosu night photography. Love all the colors in them. And the photo with the moon is stunning. :)

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

Fotos maravilhosas, todas são cartões postais do Japão.

Beijinhos carinhosos.
✿✿⊱.Brasil°º。✿° ·.

Nippon Nin さんのコメント...


Giga さんのコメント...

Miasto nocą z góry wygląda przepięknie. Miałaś ciekawy wyjazd i wiele zobaczyłaś i my też. Pozdrawiam.
City at night from the top looks beautiful. You had an interesting trip, and many did you see and we. Yours.