If you haven’t noticed by now, this and the previous two Pictures of the Week have been titled using a single adjective. I’m using these to show what you can find in Japan. There’s modern, traditional, and now tall. I took this picture today while out at Minato Mirai in Yokohama. We went to the Okome Matsuri (Rice Festival) at Aka Renga Soko, which I’ll post about in the next few days. This picture is of a tall building, which is the tallest building in Japan, but not for long (one in Osaka will be slightly taller). Landmark Tower has been the tallest building in Japan for 20 years. I have posted about it before, but this was just such a beautiful day and wonderful conditions for this photo. The building’s 69th floor has an observatory which costs 1,000 yen to reach, but it gives some amazing views. I love tall buildings, and I hope to go to Tokyo Sky Tree next year.
The tall Landmark Tower with some autumn foliage.
Located next to Landmark Tower, Dockyard Garden is an old restored stone dock that is now an open space that can be used for events. There are many restaurants with a view of the dockyard. This picture was taken from the bridge over the dock.
The Dockyard Garden is a unique feature of Minato Mirai, next to Landmark Tower.
Watching the city change while the sun goes down is an interesting thing to see. Everything goes from light to dark, while all the lights turn on. I was in the Sky Garden at Landmark Tower when the sun was setting, and this was a great opportunity for some pictures. Enjoy the photos!
Looking toward Queen's Square and the Grand Intercontinental Hotel at Minatomirai.
Here's Cosmo World with the big ferris wheel and Aka-Renga area.
There are plenty of new condo buildings here, as well as Pacifico Yokohama and Rinko Park.
This is looking toward Yokohama Station.
Looking west over Yokohama, toward Minami Ward.
Down there is Sakuragicho Station and the new TOC Minatomirai building. It's starting to get darker out.
Here's the harbour area. More lights are coming on.
Looking south toward the Kannai area.
This big blue tunnel of lights was part of a lovers event in Landmark Tower.
Now that the sun has set, we revisit the Yokohama Station view.
And finally, the same view as the first picture. I like both day and night views.
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This post is taking part in the always wonderful “Show Me Japan!”
I’ll let these pictures speak for me. Earlier this week, I was at Minato Mirai at night. There are lots of lights there. It looks great! These photos don’t do it justice. But I hope you enjoy!
I’ve managed to join this weekend’s “Show Me Japan” while on holiday in Canada!
Christmas is an interesting thing in Japan. Decorations are everywhere, people buy gifts to give to family, and people eat KFC on Christmas. But it’s not a holiday, it’s just a western import. However, people do get in the Christmas mood. Here are 3 pictures. The first one is in Shonandai Station in Fujisawa. The other 2 are in Landmark Plaza in Minato Mirai. Enjoy!
This Christmas tree is in the middle of Shonandai Station in Fujisawa.
In the very upscale Landmark Plaza shopping centre in Minato Mirai, you can see this crystal Christmas tree.
Here's another view of the Landmark Plaza Christmas tree. I really like this view of the shopping centre.
This is my entry into this week’s “Show Me Japan.”
Earlier this week, I ate at American House restaurant in the new TOC Minato Mirai building by Sakuragicho station. This is the view from the restaurant.
Here’s a night time picture in Minato Mirai. The sky was cloudy at the time, and it was so humid that I could see the moisture in the air. The picture was taken last week.