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Yokohama HDR

Took a day away to experiment with some HDR photography in Yokohama. I am still trying out a few techniques. Here are the first attempts at what might look more like art than photography. What is your favorite…

Yamashita Koen, Yokohama

Yamashita Koen in Yokohama is a popular place for people to relax and enjoy. Couples stroll up and down the waterfront, families picnic on the grass, children play. The park was formally constructed after the 1923 earthquake, but has a…

Conbini Monday Wk52

This week's Conbini Monday features a Happy Lawson store from Yamashita Park, Yokohama. As Golden Week has started in Japan, many stores are not stocking a full range of goods and new products are thin. This Happy Lawson store…

Painting in Yamashita Koen

I took a walk around Yamashita Koen in Yokohama today after having lunch at Chinatown. The park was teeming with people enjoying the start of Golden Week and the good weather. This gentleman was painting the scenery in the midst of it…

Mitsubishi Museum, Minato Mirai

On a recent trip to Yokohama my family and I visited the Mitsubishi Industrial Museum at Minato Mirai. We were very surprised by the volume of information and amount of entertainment value the displays could provide. Definitely worth a trip…

Hotel New Grand, Yokohama

On my recent trip to Yokohama, we stayed at the New Grand Hotel, opposite Yamashita Koen. We picked the spot to stay for 2 nights before moving over to the Minato Mirai area hotel, because it was near the park, right on the old Port of…

Yokohama Night View

On the last night of my trip to Yokohama I decided to brave the cold and take some pictures of the night lights. I didn't get much further than the bottom of the hotel complex, but was able to capture some of the different colors on display…

Museum Boy

I took this shot at the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum in Yokohama. I have more photos of the trip which I need to go through and sort out, but wanted to share this special shot first. The boy is actually standing in front…

Anpanman Museum

Had a great day at the Anpanman Children's Museum with my sisters children. The museum is near Landmark Tower in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. There is lots to do for the kids with a restaurant and shops as well. Probably worth a half day trip if…

View from my window

The other day was a nice clear sunset which gave the view from my window an extended reach all the way down to Yokohama. I could just make out the Yokohama Landmark Tower and the 観覧車, kanransha Ferris Wheel. Can you make out the…

Yokohama Picture Cards

A couple of weeks ago I went to Yokohama and took some photos of China Town, Yamashita Koen and Minato Mirai. When I was there, I found this great playing card set with sketch pictures of Yokohama. Forgot to show it at the time, so…

Yokohama Mini Trip

The weather looked like rain today, but since I had been away from Japan for a while, I decided to get out and brave the coldish looking weather. It wasn't that bad and my quick trip to Yokahama was enjoyable. Here are a few snaps from…

Summer Mist

Clever idea in Yokohama to help lower the outdoor temperature for shoppers. a layer of mist is created when the temperature is above 28 degrees Celsius, the humidity is below 75% and the wind is not too strong. The sign says that…

Shinkansen Hotels

Summer time means holidays and with that comes Pokemon Shinkansens, Pokemon Yamanote Trains and plenty of rail travel for families. DIME Magazine this month, as well as taking a look at hit products that beat the recession, have a…

Yokohama by Day

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…

Railroad tracks

I took a trip to Yokohama yesterday. There are many places being redeveloped and the old railroad tracks and bridges and storage warehouses have been preserved as part of the new landscape in the Minato Mirai area. It is great to see…

Railway Construction

There has been a lot of railway construction going on recently around Shibuya station. The Fukutoshin (副都心線) line construction was completed between Wako and Shibuya linking through Ikebukuro (池袋) and Shinjuku san-chome (新宿三丁目). The…

4 Japan Mini-Tours (Part II)

I posted recently on some mini-tours that were available in Japan including Gunkanjima and the Morioka Silk factory. To follow up on that I am going to have a look at 4 other mini tours available as highlighted by Trendy Magazine in their…

Yokohama Y150 Events

This year, 2009, marks 150 years since Japan, from the port of Yokohama, opened to the West in 1859. To celebrate the occasion, Yokohama is hosting a series of events over a period of 5 months starting in late April through to the end of…