A day trip to Yokohama

On May 4th 2013

How does a small fishing village grow to be Japan's second largest city by population? Yokohama has a great story to tell, and on May 4th the members of Miyazaki lab went on a day trip to discover it!

Our trip began from Minato Mirai station, where we had the chance to get a look at the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Japan. Cosmo Clock 21, the worlds largest clock -disguised as a Ferris wheel- informed us the day had just began!

We quickly arrived at the Nippon Maru, Japan's most famous and celebrated marine training vessel, which is on permanent display in front of the Yokohama Maritime Museum. At this point we took a group commemorative photo to remember this sunny day.

We continued our stroll past the Red Brick Warehouse, a historical building that started as a complex of warehouses but has been reformed and currently used as a shopping mall. After walking on top of the Osanbashi Pier, a great spot for an unobstructed view of Yokohama's skyline, it was time for lunch.

Yokohama's Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in Japan and one of the largest in the world was very crowded due to the Golden Week, but we were lucky enough to find a table and enjoy a very tasty meal.

Our last station was the Diplomat's House, an American-Victorian style foreign residence sitting in the Yamate Italian Garden - a beautiful oasis of green that offered a great view of Yokohama.

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