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  • Hey guys, welcome back to my channel, IvyChuChuTrain!

  • So summer is finally here in Tokyo

  • And I've decided to take a one day trip to Yokohama

  • I say "One Day Trip" and it sounds really far

  • But actually Yokohama isn't THAT far away from Tokyo

  • It's around 1.5 hours away from where I live

  • And you actually get a direct train to Shibuya

  • And I think it takes around 40 minutes?

  • A lot of people who live in Tokyo

  • Actually live in Yokohama

  • Because the rent is much cheaper

  • And in my opinion, the environment is SO much better

  • So since Yokohama is a port city

  • You get a really international

  • Or a really western vibe

  • Around here

  • You'll see a lot of European looking restaurants

  • A lot of outdoor cafes

  • Those are like really rare in Tokyo

  • Because, you know, air pollution lol

  • So whenever I come to Yokohama

  • I kinda feel like

  • I'm in Europe

  • Or like I'm in Hawaii,

  • since it's right by the ocean

  • So today I'm going to show you guys

  • Some of the must see spots

  • in Yokohama in my opinion

  • And I hope you guys will like it!

  • My first spot is this

  • Yamashita Koen (Yamashita Park). So what i usually do,

  • is get off at

  • Motomachi-Chukagai Station

  • Or Chinatown station,

  • and I walk over to Yamashita Koen

  • They have all kinds of events here

  • almost every weekend

  • They have beer festivals, and in October they have Octoberfest

  • A lot of alcohol related events lol

  • And this week just so happens to be

  • "Dragon Boat Festival" week

  • So there's a Dragon Boat Race going on

  • For those who don't know

  • Dragon boat festival is like this...

  • Chinese festival, and it's to commemorate

  • a really famous poet

  • And on this day, you..

  • race dragon boats?

  • And I guess since Chinatown is right over there

  • They have this annual event at Yamashita Park.

  • So Yamashita Park stretches around I would guess

  • 1 KM along the Yokohama shoreline,

  • along the Yokohama port

  • So what I usually do is to come here and check out if they have any events

  • Usually there are

  • alcohol related events,

  • At least on the weekends that I've been here before, there are almost always alcohol related events

  • And if there are no events,

  • I would usually just get a cup of coffee, get some sandwiches, sit down on the grass somewhere

  • Enjoy my sunny Sunday you know

  • So after Yamashita Park, what I usually do is take a 10 minute walk

  • from the park to Akarenga

  • Which is the Red Brick Warehouse

  • This is a century old warehouse, and was reconstructed by the government

  • a while back, and now that it's reconstructed

  • it's got a lot of restaurants,

  • cool souvenir shops

  • hipster stores, or like open house

  • terrace cafes and stuff like that

  • and I think it's pretty cool

  • On this square that you see outside Akarenga

  • They usually have lots of events here

  • And this weekend on the other side, they have this beer festival thing

  • going on

  • I'm not sure if it's a beer festival, but I saw them giving out free beer

  • So I'm just gonna assume that

  • it's another alcohol related festival lol

  • They have all kinds of Yatai

  • or food stalls over there, they have street food

  • It's a whole lotta fun

  • Akarenga also lights up at night,

  • so if you have time you can walk over to Yamashita park

  • And look across the harbor, you'll see the red brick warehouse

  • just bask in really warm, beautiful yellow lighting

  • And the big ummm

  • ferris wheel, the Yokohama landmark in the back

  • It's I would say, one of the most romantic spots

  • In this area

  • It's definitely an awesome date spot

  • So you know

  • If you're here with your boyfriend or girlfriend

  • definitely come here

  • And of course like most harbors,

  • Yokohama has like this cruise ship thing going on

  • So there are like I think, 2 or 3 types of cruise ships that you can go on

  • The tickets are pretty reasonable, like

  • 2000 for adults and 1000 for kids I think (JPY) Some of these cruising companies also have like

  • lunch cruises, dinner cruises,

  • beer parties or beer gardens during Summer,

  • So that could also be something that you can check out at Yokohama

  • So one of the main reaasons that I came to Yokohama today

  • Is not for the beer festival, it's not for the park

  • it's not for the red brick house, it's actually for CHINATOWN

  • Because this is one of the few places in Japan where I can

  • experience food from home

  • Like, I know it's not "Taiwan Town", but

  • Taiwanese food, Chinese food, they all taste kinda the same to me

  • Once you step inside Chinatown, you'll see alot of restaurants

  • And alot of them are all you can eat

  • for like 15 USD or 16 USD

  • It's pretty cheap

  • There was this one time

  • when I went to an all you can eat restaurant with no time limit

  • And it was only 10 USD, so I literally sat there

  • the whole afternoon stuffing my face

  • and it was only like, 10 dollars, and plus a beer that I ordered

  • So food here is generally pretty reasonably priced

  • and granted, there are a few places here and there

  • that tastes kinda weird,

  • and doesn't taste like legit Chinese food

  • but you know, you just gotta try and see

  • most of them are really good, especially the street food

  • like those food stalls selling those little dumplings or little pork buns and stuff

  • those are really good

  • There are a couple of Chinatowns in Japan

  • There's one in Yokohama here

  • One in Nagasaki, and one in Kobe

  • These are a few of the larger Chinatowns in Japan

  • But Yokohama is the largest one

  • of them all

  • Yokohama's Chinatown is so legit

  • they actually have a temple in here

  • so let's go check it out

  • For some reason in Chinatown, apart from your usually restaurants

  • and food stalls, you also get a lot of

  • thrift shops, or second hand clothes shops

  • And also a lot of Indian style and

  • Thai style, or just SouthEast Asian style

  • accessory shop and clothes shops

  • Which is pretty cool you know

  • So apart from good food

  • you can also do a little bit of shopping here

  • Get yourself some 10 dollar slippers

  • scarves, bags, thongs, whatever,

  • it's actually pretty cool!

  • Our last spot for today, is the

  • Osanbashi Pier, which is a wooden made bridge

  • shaped like a bridge, located right behind Yamashita Koen

  • So as I mentioned before, you can see all the big landmarks of Yokohama from this bridge

  • including the Akarenga

  • the red brick warehouse

  • The big ferris wheel,

  • The landmark tower, and just like the whole beautiful shoreline

  • It's pretty crowded today because there's like this festival going on

  • And people are waiting on the bridge for the fireworks to go off

  • but usually it's a pretty chill and secluded place

  • it's very romantic

  • it's the perfect date spot

  • So that's it for today, I hope you guys enjoyed my little tour of Yokohama

  • If you're also a big fan of Yokohama, or if you think

  • there are other spots that I should definitely check out, please comment down below

  • And don't forget to subscribe before you go!

  • I'll see you guys in the next video!

Hey guys, welcome back to my channel, IvyChuChuTrain!

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