Kanagawa

Yokohama Pier at Night

Photowalk along Osanbashi Pier

We go on a photo-walk to capture the famous Yokohama skyline from Osanbashi, the oldest pier in Yokohama. The creatively designed wooden deck with steps, slopes, and benches are perfect for a relaxing evening among gentle sea breeze.

Today we dropped by at one of the most photographed areas in Yokohama – Osanbashi Pier(大さん橋) The pier was originally built in 1894, but was reconstructed in 2002 as a passenger terminal Its bold new design incorporates floor boards, with no stairs, beams or posts making it a unique experience with great views of the city We were in the Kanto region for a few days The weather had been a big disappointment We spent the early part of the day inside malls surrounding Shin-Osaka Station We found a Book-off store nearby Its a great place to find old series that are not in publication anymore and, I may add in pretty good
Enoshima Island

An evening at Enoshima

We traveled to Enoshima today, a small offshore island, about 4 km in circumference, at the mouth of the Katase River which flows into the Sagami Bay of Kanagawa. I was there to photograph Mt. Fuji, which I have heard looks stunning from the beach, but unfortunately the foggy weather foiled our attempts to catch the unique scene. However the beach is still an amazing place to spend an evening with your loved one.

From a quick tour of the Niigata Manga Museum, we reached Takasaki in the afternoon After dropping off our luggage at the hotel, we hopped on a train to Enoshima I had heard it’s a lovely place to enjoy the evening On clear days one can even see Mt Fuji from the nearby Shonan Beach Enoshima is a small island near Kamakura Samuel Cocking, a British trader who arrived in Japan in 1860s, married a Japanese woman and bought most of Enoshima Island He built a botanical garden and power plant on the island The power plant was one of Japan’s first and grew to become the Yokohama Cooperative Electric Light Company, we

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