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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.

  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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Opti54 says

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

  6. 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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