Tuesday, January 26, 2010


It was a really short visit in the afernoon, landed at Haneda Tokyo just after midday on a beautiful Christmas day and after put my two luggages in a coin locker at Shinagawa's station we jumped on JR Negishi line headed to Yokohama and got off at Sakuragi-cho station. Walking around Minato Mirai 21 (Harbor Future 21) district where the tallest building in Japan, Yokohama Landmark Tower is located but unfortunately we didn't have enough time to go inside. We strolled around the port, passing the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse and enjoy the fantastic view of the largest ferries wheel in the world and the 860m-long Yokohama Bay Bridge.

The view of Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama

The 860 m-long Yokohama Bay Bridge

The Red Brick Warehouse of Yokohama

The Akai Kutsu (red shoes) bus costs only 300 Yen for a day pass, starts from Sakuragi-cho station and stopping at such sightseeing destinations as Minato Mirai, Nihon Oodori, Chinatown, Yamashita Park and other areas.

Akai Kutsu (Red Shoes) bus

The Christmas-decorated Akai kutsu bus

Wish I had enough time to explore this second largest city of Japan..


Brad Farless said...

I really like how they decorated the interior of the bus!

Rashai said...

During Christmas season, everything's decorated and illuminated in Japan, you'd find Christmas spirit in every corner.

golden zephyr said...

I love that about Japan! It makes everything look so pretty. I love these posts too. I feel like I get to travel with you ^_^

Rashai said...

Golden Zephyr, thanks! I believe you will be visiting that country soon :)