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Yokohama by Day

  Aug 15th, 2009

Yokohama is an amazing place with a mixture of foreign blended history from the French and English settlements over 150 years ago that shaped the harbor area and the Chinese settlements that still shine strong today in China Town. Whether viewing by day or by night, the scenery of Yokohama is quite unique. Here are some shots of Yokohama by day.

The Express Toyoko Line train from Shibuya to Yokohama. Just a 25 minute journey away. All aboard this Cool Biz Train

The Express Toyoko Line train from Shibuya to Yokohama. Just a 25 minute journey away. All aboard this Cool Biz Train

Entrance Gate to Yokohama ChinaTown

Entrance Gate to Yokohama China Town, one of the largest China Town areas in the world

Cleansing the streets with water in China Town

Cleansing the streets with water in China Town

China Town Restaurants

China Town Restaurants

Always busy in Yokohama China Town

Always busy in Yokohama China Town

The Hotel New Grand. A hotel which has seen most of Yokohama's history over the last 150 years

The Hotel New Grand. A hotel which has seen most of Yokohama's history over the last 150 years. Opened in 1927, MacArthur stayed here on his first night In Japan during the Occupation

The Yokohama Marine Tower. At 106 meters high, one of the tallest inland lighthouses in the world.

The Yokohama Marine Tower. At 106 meters high, one of the tallest inland lighthouses in the world.

Hikawa Maru Yokohama in Yamashita Park, previously a luxury liner that was in service from 1930 to 1960,  boarded by famous people such as Charlie Chaplin.

Hikawa Maru Yokohama in Yamashita Park, previously a luxury liner that was in service from 1930 to 1960, boarded by famous people such as Charlie Chaplin.

Yamashita Koen

Yamashita Koen with the Landmark Tower in the background

A crew member for the Marine Rouge tourist ship looks out onto the Yokohama Harbor

A crew member for the Marine Rouge tourist ship looks out onto the Yokohama Harbor

Kaiko Promenade, Y150

Kaiko Promenade, Y150

The pathway up to Minato no mieru Koen, 'The park with a view of the Harbor' or Harbor View Park

The pathway up to Minato no mieru Oka Koen, 'The park on a hill with a view of the Harbor or Harbor View Park'

There is plenty of greenery in the parks and pathways in Yokohama, keeping it cool even on a hot summers day

There is plenty of greenery in the parks and pathways in Yokohama, keeping it cool even on a hot summers day

The Doll Museum is close to Yamashita Koen and worth a visit

The Doll Museum is close to Yamashita Koen and worth a visit

There are also quite a lot of art objects spread throughout the park giving a different perspective on surrounds

There are also quite a lot of art objects spread throughout the park giving a different perspective on surrounds

The view from the Minato no mieru Oka no Koen, showing the Bay Bridge

The view from the Minato no mieru Oka no Koen, showing the Bay Bridge

Many of the houses in the Yamate are at the top of the hill were residences for British Diplomats years ago. This is the Rose Garden in one of those residences

Many of the houses in the Yamate are at the top of the hill were residences for British Diplomats years ago. This is the Rose Garden in one of those residences

More western styled architecture from years ago. Now a popular cafe

More western styled architecture from years ago. Now a popular cafe

Gaijin Bochi, or Foreigners Cemetry dating back to mid 1800's, with The Landmark Tower in the background.

Gaijin Bochi, or Foreigners Cemetry dating back to mid 1800's, with The Landmark Tower in the background.

More architecture from when the English and French controlled this area in the Meiji Period. This house is now a tourist museum.

More architecture from when the English and French controlled this area in the Meiji Period. This house is now a tourist museum.

Time to head back to the Harbor View Park and down the hill again

Time to head back to the Harbor View Park and down the hill again

The Minato Mirai (Harbor Future 21 Project) area with ferris wheel, hotel and shopping areas

The Minato Mirai (Harbor Future 21 Project) area with ferris wheel, hotel and shopping areas

What looks like an eco aircraft carrier out of the US, is actually the International Passenger Terminal for cruise ships to dock

What looks like an eco aircraft carrier out of the US, is actually the International Passenger Terminal for cruise ships to dock

Fun in the park with some publicly displayed works of art

Fun in the park with some publicly displayed works of art

A man drives a horse buggy through the streets for tourists, while in the background the Yokohama Y150 character looks on

A man drives a horse buggy through the streets for tourists, while in the background the Yokohama Y150 character looks on

One of the old waterfront warehouses now renovated and redeveloped as an arts and crafts shopping area. Known as aka renga for its red brick structure

One of the old waterfront warehouses now renovated and redeveloped as an arts and crafts shopping area. Known as aka renga for its red brick structure

The large robotic spider presented by France to Yokohama to mark the occasion of 150 years of Yokohama opening to the West, Y150

The large robotic spider presented by France to Yokohama to mark the occasion of 150 years of Yokohama opening to the West, Y150

One of the many small tourist boats operating in the harbor. The Dragon Boat takes you on a short ride to Yamashita Koen

One of the many small tourist boats operating in the harbor. The Dragon Boat takes you on a short ride to Yamashita Koen

One of the bridges built by the American Bridge Co. many years ago. Previously used as a railway bridge, now in good use by pedestrians

One of the bridges built by the American Bridge Co. many years ago. Previously used as a railway bridge, now in good use by pedestrians

A selection of boats that will entertain people at night with drink and good food

A selection of boats that will entertain people at night with drink and good food

Part of the Minato Mirai 21 development, Yokohama has combined artwork and open spaces for people to gather and enjoy

Part of the Minato Mirai 21 development, Yokohama has combined artwork and open spaces for people to gather and enjoy

At the foot of the Landmark Tower, a life-size boat has been built to keep the surroundings with a Harbor feel

At the foot of the Landmark Tower, a life-size boat has been built to keep the surroundings with a Harbor feel

Yokohama has done a great job to bring greenery and atmosphere to its parks and walkways. A very relaxing environment

Yokohama has done a great job to bring greenery and atmosphere to its parks and walkways. A very relaxing environment

Wonderful to be out walking with the crowds through this well designed green park area

Wonderful to be out walking with the crowds through this well designed green park area

Two of the well known landmarks in Yokohama, ferris wheel and shapely designed hotel

2 of the well known landmarks in Yokohama, ferris wheel and Intercontinental's shapely designed hotel

You can enjoy Yokohama just walking around or hop on a bus and be guided around the city

You can enjoy Yokohama just walking around or hop on a bus and be guided around the city

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Yokohama is a wonderful tourist destination. There are many museums to visit, places to explore and everything is in easy reach.

13 thoughts on “Yokohama by Day”

  1. Philip says:

    Looks like you took the exact same path I took through Yokohama just a few weeks ago – and got much better pictures of it than I did!

    I did the tour on the Hikawa Maru – well worth the 200 yen!
    It’s wild that the guy who invented Judo died on that ship…

    1. shibuya246 says:

      I didnt know that about the Judo guy. sad 🙁

  2. Yade says:

    Wow, your pictures look great!
    Do you make these fabulous trips alone?

    1. shibuya246 says:

      Thanks. I normally go alone, as I am not very organized. My schedule changes by the minute which makes it hard to go in a group.

      This trip, I was planning to go from about 2 weeks ago. I went down to Shibuya station to pick up some bread and just decided to hop on the train for Yokohama. Before I knew it I had arrived and decided to take some photos.

      I would like to go in a group some time with others. I would like to take some photos of night time Yokohama as well, next time.

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  4. whipcracker says:

    RT @Shibuya246: Yokohama by Day | Japan Photo-Post | Shibuya246 http://bt.io/6zd Magnificant photos! 🙂 Everyone of your photos can tell a story, in one way or another. I love these kind of photo shoots you do:). I love all kinds of dragons,especially in photo#28 need to add to collection.
    When I first looked at #22 and the angle I saw it from almost looked like a giant basketball net,lol had to look at it closer to make sure my eyes wern’t decieving me. And what a way to take a trip,go for bread,and end up in Yokahama, now that’s what you call spur of the moment.
    I really would like to be there sometime to go on a group photo trip what an experience that would be :).

    1. shibuya246 says:

      well spotted. I just saw what you mean about the basketball net. 😉 Some day it would be good to get everyone together and make a trip 🙂 who knows, maybe it can happen.

  5. mcalpine says:

    #33 was great along with all the rest of your pics. I am familiar with all the places you took photos of. Good job! Lovely shots!

    1. shibuya246 says:

      Thanks. I wasn’t sure whether to include #33 at first because it didn’t really show a Yokohama scene. I took it while I was sitting in the park waiting for the sun to go down and was just testing the camera. When I saw the picture after I liked it so put in in with the rest.

      Appreciate your comments.

  6. Opti54 says:

    What is the machine you are using to take these photograpghs?
    Really looks cool!

  7. notyetalotus says:

    I enjoyed your photos of Yokohama and it’s relation to the deck of cards you bought. I wasn’t aware that the architecture of the buildings were resembling chess pieces. Thanks for sharing, I hope to experience it myself one day., but in meantime, I look forward to your next post.

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