…so, everyone full, but still super tired from the night before, we decided to go to Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan. We made our way to the minato mirai area of Yokohama, which has the boardwalk and these awesome buildings.
We sprawled out on the grass in Yamashita Park, where half of us took a nap in the grass, and I chilled on a bench. I am pretty sure we looked real homeless.
Have you heard of the Yokohama Redbrick Warehouses? Good. Now just google a picture of them online or walk by them and take a picture on the outside. DO NOT GO INSIDE unless you love being in crowded stores that have expensive souvenirs and overpriced restaurants. Instead, do like I did, get a beer and a spicy curry puff from one of the vendors outside and make your way to the Osanbashi Pier.
It looks really close, but actually it took us 15 minutes to get there. It also looks like you can walk or lay on the grass that is on it, but you can’t. There is only access to the wooden planks. So, half of us took a nap again (Canadians be real sleepy) and I watched the people come and go, while I drank my beer at noon o’clock.
Next, the We Run This Town crew headed to the Yokohama Chinatown. If you are going to Yokohama, don’t go there either. To me, there was nothing special about this Chinatown, which seemed to only be filled with buffets and soup dumpling restaurants. One thing that I thought was pretty interesting though, were the men selling chestnuts. Random, right? I know. For some reason they hire marginally attractive men to sell overpriced chestnuts in the street. One small bag cost around USD$15. Naw. They can keep that. We searched around for a Chinese restaurant to eat at, and because I couldn’t bring myself to pay USD$20 for Chinese food that I could have back at home for about USD$7, we decided to get those soup dumplings. They are Chinese dumplings with soup inside. Now, as we were waiting in line there was a TV playing a show about the dumplings and how they have soup in them and how to eat them, however apparently one of us neglected to connect the dots, took a huge bite, and soup went shooting straight up his nose. COMEDY GOLD!
Still a few more hours before we can go to sleep. We needed to find something else to get in to…