Postcard from Japan: Yokohama Bay

My mother-in-law lives in Yokohama – a city just outside of Tokyo which could really be considered an extension of Tokyo. When you catch a train from Tokyo to Yokohama you never really feel like you leave the city.

The last time we visited (about three years ago) I felt as though I had seen Yokohama. I knew the train station and the area around my mother-in-law’s house so that seemed like everything to me. We even traveled to the top of the second tallest building in the city so we saw it all, right? Wrong.

Apparently Yokohama has a taller building and a BAY. So this time we got a little more adventurous and caught a bus to check out the shiny parts of Yokohama, including the happiest place on earth for two small Pokemon fans.

The view from Yokohama Landmark Tower.

Some interesting food options for lunch…

And then, Nirvana (for them. Headache for me).

Thankfully this part of Yokohama is quiet during the week in November. We were the only people on the Ferris Wheel despite the amazing sunshine.

It must have been our lucky day because they put us in the transparent Ferris Wheel car. 

I think Kei was asking the kids to show how scared they were to be able to see the distant ground below their feet.

A quick stop at the arcade where Kei and Thomas played a little Mario Kart while Samuel and I checked out some of the interesting prizes on offer. Fake food anyone?

If you look closely you can see our transparent ride.

A gorgeous day on Yokohama bay.

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