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Motomachi in Yokohama – old foreign quarter

On Halloween, that spooky foreign day on which all Japanese kids seem to dress up in super cute witches and warlocks costumes, I headed down to the old foreign quarter of Yokohama.  Motomachi is a district with old foreign residences that sits on a hill above the city.  Wandering around this area even feels like not being in Japan. (more…)

Mini Fluoro Jellyfish!

At a restaurant at the Red Brick Warehouses (Aka Renga Soko) at Minato Mirai, Yokohama, last weekend, it was mesmerising to watch a tank of fluoro coloured mini jellyfish floating around. (more…)

Summer excursion to Kamakura & Yokohama

My sister Cathy was visiting Japan for nearly a week, and we had a great time catching up in Tokyo while she was here.  Unfortunately, she’s already gone home to Australia, but on Sunday, we had a really fun, although rather hot, summer’s day exploring a few sites in Kamakura, followed by Yokohama for dinner.  (more…)

Anzac Day 2009 in Japan

The Commonwealth War Cemetery at Hodogaya, near Yokohama, is the venue for the annual Anzac Day Service in Japan.  It’s a cemetery with around 300 Australians interred, as well as from other Commonwealth countries.  Today’s service was held in heavy rain, but there were still around 150 in attendance. (more…)

Australia -v- Japan World Cup Qualifier, Yokohama

Last Wednesday was a public holiday in Japan, and also the date of the Australia -v- Japan FIFA World Qualifier match at Nissan Stadium, Yokohama.  Thanks to my brother-in-law back in Melbourne, I managed to secure 2 tickets to the game.

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Penalty!

But no score. 0-0 still in the World Cup qualifier game between Australia and Japan. (more…)

Inside Nissan Stadium

It’s green & gold inside this section of Nissan Stadium, waiting for the World Cup qualifier game between Australia and Japan to start. (more…)

Nissan stadium

Nearly at the ground for the big World Cup qualifier game between Australia and Japan! (more…)

Yokohama Aka Renga warehouse

I’m filling in time at the Aka Renga warehouse at Yokohama before the big Australia-Japan World Cup qualifier match. (more…)

Yokohama 6 Dec 2008

In early December, I headed down to Yokohama with my friends Matsumura-san and Yukiko – only 40 mins away on the Toyoko Line from Shibuya – to look around the waterfront, buy some Christmas presents and have dinner in Chinatown (Chukagai). (more…)