On last week’s Golden Week holiday I visited Yokohama.  Everyone told me that it has a very different feel to Tokyo and that’s certainly true.  It feels more like the US to me with wide streets, plenty of space and fewer people that Tokyo.  It’s built up around the port and that give it a good feel.  There is also a busy China town which had a different feel again, very packed but a great atmosphere. 

I chose a good day to visit with a beer festival taking place!  I treated myself to a Yokohama lager to get a ‘tick’ for food and drink consumed in the place of their name.


The family of carp streamers are part of children’s day (5th May) celebrations, one of the Golden week holidays. 



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