Sunday, July 09, 2006

Yokohama by night

A friend had some discount coupons, so 4 of us went on a dinner-cruise in the bay on Friday night. The Sakuragichou (Minato Mirai 21) area has some very nicely-designed (IMO) architecture, very well planned compared to most Japanese cities in which buildings are put up one-at-a-time in a rather disorganised jumble.

Here is a view of the scene around sunset. The tallest building is the Landmark Tower, Japan's tallest building (which has impressive views from the top on a clear day). Then to the right are the 3 towers of Queens Square and the sail-like (but not from this direction) Pan Pacifico hotel. The lower building in front is the recently reopened Aka Renga (Red Brick warehouse)

This low-quality video shows the light display on the Ferris wheel in the small amusement park. By the time it's been YouTubed it is not that great though.

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