Monthly Archives: July 2009

Rain and lightning and no umbrella

Why didn’t I bring an umbrella? I’m at Ofuna station and the rain is coming down very hard. And it’s a thunderstorm. I guess I should buy an umbrella.

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Yokohama Station and bad English

I’m at Yokohama Station now, and going home. It looks like it’ll rain. I saw some bad spelling on an information map. Can you see it?

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Today’s lunch

Here’s what I ate today. It’s Okinawan food!

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Why is it raining?

Rainy season ended last week. Then why is it raining more this week than it did during rainy season?

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A little update here:  It’s 4 hours since I posted this.  The rain wasn’t bad when I took the picture, but now it is a very heavy downpour.

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Exploring Japan: Yokohama to Minato Mirai

It’s been too long since I last posted pictures.  This time, it’s pictures that I took recently.  In fact, they were from Sunday, July 19.  It’s a walk from Yokohama station to Minato Mirai, with a little bit near Aka-Renga Soko and the new Zounohana Park.  I was only briefly at Zounohana Park that day, but as you’ll see in my July 20th pictures which I’ll post sometime later, I returned with a very long walk.

The walk from Yokohama to Minato Mirai I’ve made several times.  If you look at an earlier set of pictures from Minato Mirai that I posted, you’ll see that there are really big changes in the area.  4 years ago, most of the area was dirt and grass fields that had yet to be built on.  Now, most of the area is built up with expensive condo buildings, shopping areas and office buildings.  Most notably, Nissan’s new head office is being constructed now.  Anyway, take a look at the pictures!

The western side of Yokohama Station

The western side of Yokohama Station

Walking to Minato Mirai from Yokohama station.  There's the new Nissan building.

Walking to Minato Mirai from Yokohama station. There's the new Nissan building.

View from Sogo in Yokohama

View from Sogo in Yokohama

Near Yokohama station, a view from Sogo

Near Yokohama station, a view from Sogo

I just crossed that bridge from Sogo to Yokohama Bayquarters

I just crossed that bridge from Sogo to Yokohama Bayquarters

Another view of Sogo from the bridge to Minato Mirai.

Another view of Sogo from the bridge to Minato Mirai.

A picture of Minato Mirai from the bridge

A picture of Minato Mirai from the bridge

The new Nissan building in Minato Mirai.  Nissan's new head office.

The new Nissan building in Minato Mirai. Nissan's new head office.

A look back to Yokohama Bayquarter

A look back to Yokohama Bayquarter

The Yokohama F Marinos J-League soccer team's training centre in Minato Mirai

The Yokohama F Marinos J-League soccer team's training centre in Minato Mirai

A view of Minato Mirai.  This area has changed a lot in the last 4 years.

A view of Minato Mirai. This area has changed a lot in the last 4 years.

These trees line the streets in Minato Mirai.  The leaves are huge!

These trees line the streets in Minato Mirai. The leaves are huge!

Here's a view of Yokohama Bay Bridge from near Aka-renga.

Here's a view of Yokohama Bay Bridge from near Aka-renga.

The Yokohama Customs building in Naka Ward, near Aka-renga.

The Yokohama Customs building in Naka Ward, near Aka-renga.

A view of Minato Mirai from the new Zounohana Park

A view of Minato Mirai from the new Zounohana Park

I’ll get the next group of pictures up as soon as I can.  You’ll get to see the big spider from the 150 anniversary celebration of the opening of Yokohama Port.

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Here is today’s lunch

Pasta! It had bacon, kinoko mushrooms and a cream sauce. It tasted pretty good.

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On my way home!

I’m now on the train. Here it is coming into JR Shin-Sugita Station!

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