Yokohama's Chinatown at dusk
Almost all of our time was spent in an area named Minato Mirai 21 (Port of the Future), which is the most beloved part of Yokohama by many locals and tourists. Most of the buildings there are huge, new and modern, like the Landmark Tower, the Queen’s Square shopping mall, the Pacifico convention center, the Intercontinental Hotel and the Yokohama museum of Art. But to me it lacks character somehow, there’s no warmth, it all feels artificial, it’s hard to explain. Minato Mirai is built largely on reclaimed land, but half of the area is still unoccupied, which makes the area very quiet, peaceful and uneventful, aka boring but maybe I’m too much of a city-girl. It is one of the few places in the Tokyo-Yokohama area where the seashore is accessible, which I do think is an attractive feature of the area as I love the water and the cool temperature it creates.
Minato Mirai 21
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Chinatown's East Gate
Take your pick of nikkuman
Yasu had been craving ramen for more than a day, so now he was a happy man
Windy kiss at the seashore in Yokohama Bay