Yokohama

Short trip to Sakuragicho

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Stopped by Sakuragicho Station in Yokohama, located just 30 minutes away from Tokyo by rail. Why are we going to Sakuragicho again? Because it’s a beautiful place and it’s serene compared to the hustle and bustle in Tokyo.

Stepped out of the train station and was greeted by such a beautiful sight! Ample of space, plus a couple of modern structures and skyscrapers.

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As we were walking, Reza told me to look around. It was hard to see any adults or elderly in Yokohama. Most of the people we saw were kids or youngsters. It seemed like a place for the young to hang out or date, I could see why even the boys describe Yokohama as “The City of Love”.

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One of the places listed inside my itinerary in the last trip to Yokohama was Aka Renga or the Red Bricks Warehouse, but there wasn’t enough time for us to drop by that time. This was my first visit. Made of red bricks, the former customs warehouse had an old European influence. To us it felt like an old warehouse built during wartime, used to store military weapons. At least that’s how we imagined it.

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In the warehouse, it was dim. There were a number of cafes, restaurants, shops and even allocated venues for exhibition and gigs. It’s like a hipster place. We dined at this seafood buffet restaurant Reza’s been raving about inside the warehouse (one post dedicated to that later), until we’re so full that we had to take a bicycle taxi ride back to the station.

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The bicycle taxis can be seen around landmark areas. This friendly guy who could speak English well (relative to the average Japanese) was our driver. Turned out it was a pretty cool way to tour the city.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Frau J
    January 21, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Very nice pictures! You look SO ethereal in the first red brick building’s picture!

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    nina mazda
    January 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    went there once. such a nice view, and we can see Japanese girls’ styles n fashion while strolling through the street. love the view from the landmark tower!

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    Miasuraya
    January 22, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    @Frau J Thank you!

    @Nina Mazda I wish I’d gotten up the tower. For some readon we always ended up postponing and never going. Must be breathtaking.

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    Haneys Omar
    May 16, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Hi Mia. Just curious, is there much to do and see in Yokohama? Is it worth it to just visit Yokohama alone like Tokyo? Or should I like pair it up with another destination as well? Thanks in advance!

    • Reply
      Miasuraya
      May 23, 2016 at 4:57 PM

      In my opinion, Yokohama is just a 40-minute ride for Tokyo that you can explore within 1-3 days, not a destination to visit on its own.

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