Yo Yokohama!

横滨市 (Yokohama) 距离我居住的地方区区20分钟,却能让我玩上一整天,又不必花太多钱,当然要去!

Yokohama is the second largest city (in population after Tokyo) in Japan, and it lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo.  From where I stayed, it was a mere 20-minute train ride.

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According to Wiki, construction of Minato Mirai 21 (”Port Future 21″), a major urban development project on reclaimed land, started in 1983. Cosmo Clock 21 (in the above photo), then the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, opened in 1989. The 860m-long Yokohama Bay Bridge opened in the same year.

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Since it’s @ the bay, there were naturally a lot of ships, functioning ones & old ones. This blue ship above has become a museum :)

I was told to visit the Red Brick Warehouse (横浜赤レンガ倉庫, Yokohama Akarenga Sōko). These buildings were built in 1911 and 1913 respectively, restoration works were carried out in 1930 (after a great earthquake), 1994 – 1999, & finally opened in 2002 as the current Red Brick Warehouse.

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From the train station, you’ve got to walk quite a distance b4 reaching the red brick warehouse

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The complex is divided into buildings No. 1 and No. 2.

Building No. 1 is currently regarded as a cultural facility, and is utilized as an event venue for art exhibitions, film festivals, musical competitions and plays.

Building No. 2 houses a shopping mall and restaurant arcade, and a balcony from which visitors can view the harbour opened on the 3rd floor in 2007.

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mid-day sun

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@ the balcony

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bells of bliss. I think this pair of bells are for couples :)

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