It was Saturday and our second day in Japan. I had my itinerary for that day but initially I was having second thoughts on the plan, it’s just that too many places that I wanted to see for a short period of time. But since I can’t decide of places that will replace the activity for the day, I ended up following the plan that I created which was to visit Yokohama.
Yokohama is the second largest city by population (according to Wikipedia) in Japan following Tokyo. I think one good reason of being one of the largest city aside from being near or beside Tokyo as its strategic location is also because the city is part where Tokyo Bay is located. Currently Tokyo Bay was heavily industrialized where a lot of development occurred and Yokohama progressed along with it.
Based on history, Yokohama tremendously affected by what Japan called Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and World War II bombings which impacted the development of the city.
Seeing the city with my very own eyes, if there are historical evidence of war in the place or ruins of earthquake, it may not be evident to the sights and places that we visited during the day trip. The whole day that myself and my family spent in Yokohama was indeed a worthy visit.
From Kayabacho Station, we took Tozai Line to Nihombashi Station, we transferred to Ginza Line to Shimbashi Station and from the same station we took JR Tokaido Line going to Yokohama Station. Around 10AM, we reached Yokohama Station, from the station we took Tokyu Toyoko Minatomirai Line which is a local train in Yokohama. We used the Passmo card in the local train.
We reached Minatomirai Station, we got off the station and we found ourselves inside the mall, wherein the Queen’s Square is just at the top of the station. I felt excited because it seems that there’s something exciting to discover in the city.
During our visit in the city, the places we saw in Yokohama were:
1. Queen’s Square and Mok Mok Wak Wak Yokohama Yo Yo
2. Landmark Plaza and Landmark Tower
4. Minato Mirai 21 and Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
5. NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) Maritime Museum and NYK Hikawamaru
6. Zuo-No-Hana Park / Zuo-No-Hana Terrace
7. Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
9. Yamashita Park and Marine Tower
To be honest, one day was not enough to see everything in the city, seeing all the brochures that I got, there are more places that I wanted to enjoy and discover. I hope I can comeback again wherein time is not really a constraint.
It was a great day spent in Yokohama.
12 thoughts on “A Day Walk in Yokohama – Popularly Known as Port City of Japan”
Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog. The few days of travel is never enough to find out more of the places we visit. I have not been to Japan. Thank you for sharing the info and photos.
You are right, I always wish to extend all my holidays when I am traveling but I have to face reality, need to go back in real world. Thanks for visiting.
A worthwhile post with your day trip experience! The shots did well and is well complemented with your writing!
Hey, It seems you’ve visited many post from my site, thank you so much for appreciating the posts that you’ve got a chance to look at. Just trying write all my visits abroad and within my country not only to enjoy the photos and sceneries but to remember all the experiences and memories of the places. I am having a good time for this hobby to getaway from work if I am not traveling.
You put so much in the little time you had. It is sad to think of the destruction of war but so heartening to see how the people have risen above the ruins. Such a testament to their spirit.
You are right. Time helps to see how a place changed from what it experienced from the past. And it is really given that Japan is one of the country that whatever natural disaster happened, they stand-up again
Beautiful city shots
Thank you for appreciating my photo shots 🙂 and for having time to visit my site.
There is never enough time to see everything! What a beautiful City. I know so little about Japan (and your own Phillipines for that matter). Blogging is such a great way to learn/
You are totally right. If only you have lots of time to see everything but its not.
Always wonderful for me to see your beautiful country. Thank you so much for this great post and all the very interesting information.
When we visited the beautiful city of Yokohama and we had great time. My country Philippines is beautiful, I hope someday you visit here. Thanks for visiting my site.
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