Yokohama Travel Blog› entry 9 of 174 › view all entries
From Kamakura, I trained to Yokohama. (About midway between Kamakura and Tokyo.) Thereâ€™s not much to see in terms of cultural highlights, but I wanted to walk around for a couple hours and see what Japanâ€™s second largest city is all about. For the history buffs: Yokohama is the port that was opened to international trade (Japanâ€™s first) by Commodore Perry in 1853.
Increasingly travel weary in the blazing sun, I mostly just huffed it from one end of town to the other, taking pictures as I went. I stopped at a small restaurant for lunch and had hands down the best meal Iâ€™ve had in weeks.
From lunch I continued my walk south and east across town to Chinatown. Wandered the Chinatown area, checked out a temple, and snagged my first souvenir of the trip â€” helloooooo pretty new scarf. From my scarf-fetching I promptly marched myself to the nearest train, collapsed in an empty seat, and horrified any Japanese within a three foot radius by stretching and wiggling and cracking my toes the whole way home, all while rocking out to Counting Crows. That Adam Duritz sure knows his stuff.