Last month, I went to Yokohama. From my house, it's just a direct train with 2 different lines. So I thought, it won't be that different from Tokyo and her tall buildings. I was kind of wrong. Yokohama had tall buildings, yes, but it were sparse. It was refreshing seeing the sky and the bay together. I now see why people from Tokyo chose Yokohama to take a quick break.
When I went to Yokohama, I didn't have a set plan, moreover a budget. So my friend and I decided to just stroll around and enjoy Yokohama. And we did! We went to the red brick house, and on the way we encountered a wartime ship that is now refurbished as a museum. This year is its 100 year anniversary! Near the ship, there is a candy apple stall. It was the best, the candy and the apple complements each other really well. At red brick house, it was really crowded due to the festival being held there, the Oktoberfest (in May.. interesting). I liked the vintage interior in it though. Really pretty because it overlooks the bay too.
After that, we went to Chinatown. It was really pretty, especially at night when the lights turn on. Every great chinatowns has a gate overlooking the place, and Motomachi Chukagai has one of the prettiest I've seen. There were also a lion dance performance (Barongsai). I bought a pork belly bun. It was delicious, the bun is soft and the belly extremely succulent and well seasoned.
So, that is all what I did in Yokohama, if you guys had a different experience, feel free to comment down below! See you in another EigoTalkTalk session!