Daily Archives: October 6, 2009

Exploring Japan: Honmoku, Yokohama – August 2, 2009

On August 2, I met a friend of mine and he suggested going to Sankeien.  Neither of us had been there before.  So, to get there, we went to Negishi station and took a bus to Honmoku.  This post is dedicated to the Honmoku neighbourhood, and Sankeien will follow.  Honmoku is a rather high class area that also has many American style houses.  It’s near Yamate, about halfway between Yamate and Negishi.  The first thing we saw in Honmoku was a very interesting vegetable shop.  Take a look at the pictures!

A school bus?  This bus was converted into a vegetable shop.

A school bus? This bus was converted into a vegetable shop.

This is a main road going through Honmoku.

This is a main road going through Honmoku.

This is where I was, Honmoku Sakuramichi.

This is where I was, Honmoku Sakuramichi.

A look down Honmoku Sakuramichi.

A look down Honmoku Sakuramichi.

This is one really big house!  Honmoku has a lot of large, expensive houses.  Very rich neighbourhood.

This is one really big house! Honmoku has a lot of large, expensive houses. Very rich neighbourhood.

This is a quaint European-looking shop.  I believe it was a bakery.

This is a quaint European-looking shop. I believe it was a bakery.

Sankeien is only 300 metres away!  That's why I was in Honmoku.

Sankeien is only 300 metres away! That's why I was in Honmoku.

These are American style houses.  Actually, this area was home to many Americans, which is why there are a lot of American style houses.  This group of houses is in a gated community, where you can only enter if you're invited.

These are American style houses. Actually, this area was home to many Americans, which is why there are a lot of American style houses. This group of houses is in a gated community, where you can only enter if you're invited.

A more Japanese style home in Honmoku.  It seems to have a nice garden.

A more Japanese style home in Honmoku. It seems to have a nice garden.

That’s it for Honmoku.  As I promised, I’m going to start using Google Maps in posts.  So, here’s the map for Honmoku!

Next time will be Sankeien!

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