Published: December 29th 2011December 29th 2011
Recently I went to Yokohama with a few of my friends. We checked out the Chinatown in the area and Sakura-gicho. Beware of the cars navigating their way through the streets, I almost got hit on a few occasions. You can find tasty, cheap Chinese food and a whole bunch of panda products. Its basically a panda lovers paradise. We also checked out Yamashita park, which has a few large ships nearby. The area was famous for be a trading port with westerners. Walking around downtown Yokohama is amazing, there is a mixture of western architecture with a little bit of Japanese. At times I felt like I was back in America, walking around the downtown area of a large city. The last part of Yokohama that we went to was Sakura-gicho. Sakura-gicho, has a small amusement park and extremely largy department stores. The rides are expensive...and short. I went on a rollar coaster and the ferris wheel. The ferris wheel is well worth the 700 yen. You get an amazing view, and thanks to my friend Barbara Tucker, we were able to see the city while the sunsetting. (The pictures are also thanks to her!) For people you are anime,
View from the ferris wheel; one of the many dept stores
manga, and pokemon fans, there is a Pokemon Center and Jump! store at one of the department stores there.
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