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  • West mound of the Ichirizuka
    West mound of the Ichirizuka
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    Ichirizuka Mound of Shinano

    by taigaa001 Updated Jul 29, 2012

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    West mound of the Ichirizuka
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    Ichirizuka mounds serve as milestones placed in every 4 kilometer mark in Old Tokaido Road. Most of the mounds are erected in pairs both on right and left sides of the road. A large number of such mounds are lost mainly because of post-war urban development. Ichirizuka Mound of Shinano in Yokohama is one of the lucky cases and what is amazing is that both mounds remain in their original places nearly undamaged. It is the only Ichirizuka mounds in Kanagawa prefecture that the mounds remain in pairs. While you can enter west mound area because it is a part of the park, east mound is not allowed to enter because it is a private property. Both mounds are about 7 meters in height.

    This Ichirizuka mound is located northeast of JR Higashi Totsuka station about 20 minutes walk from the station.

    Address: 555-1 Shinanomachi Totsuka-ku, Yokohama

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    Jack's Tower

    by globetrott Updated Jun 16, 2010

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    Yokohama Kaikou Memorial Museum
    is also called "Jack's Tower"
    and it was built in 1917 in order to memorize the 50th year anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port in 1867. The tower is 36 meters high.
    The Yokohama Kaikou Memorial Museum is close to the cruiseport, within a walkingtime of just about 10-15 minutes.

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    Casa D'Angela - a wedding-bureau

    by globetrott Updated Jun 16, 2010

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    Casa D'Angela is a wedding-bureau that rather looked like a posh palace for me in the first moment. In Europe we are not used to such buildings, so we had a look inside and were able to take some photos late in the evening, when the building was still open but no festivities going on any more. The receptionist there was very friendly and also a bit amused to see that this place got some attention by european tourists.

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    a giant steel sculpture

    by globetrott Updated Jun 16, 2010

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    You will find this giant steel-sculpture on a small square between the modern skyscrapers next tothe Landmark Tower and it looks a bit like several trumpets that were knoted togeather. I dont know anything about the artist, who made this, but it looked nice and interesting !

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    Yokohama Bay Bridge

    by globetrott Written Jun 16, 2010

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    Yokohama Bay Bridge is a giant construction and it was great to see it from our cruiseship. Somewhere I have read that there is also a seperate path over that bridge for pedestrians, that sounds very interesting and maybe a good place to watch the sundown or sunset of the city of Yokohama from there.

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    M.S. Hikawa Maru

    by globetrott Updated Jun 15, 2010

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    M.S. Hikawa Maru - the “Queen of the Pacific”
    This great historical ship was built in Yokohama in 1929, she became a wellknown passenger-ship taking cruises to the USA and in WW II she was one of the ships that helped Jewish refugees to escape from the Holocaust. In 1941 it became a hospital-ship and from 1945 till 1947 it was used to transport american troops from Asia to the US.
    Nowadays M.S. Hikawamaru is a museum-ship, see more details and opening-hours in the weblink below. Unfortunetly I was there only late at night, while the museum was closed.

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    The indian Drinking fountain

    by globetrott Updated Jun 15, 2010

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    I saw this interesting small pavillon close to the cruise-port and on my way to the large ship M.S.Hikawa Maru that is docked there as a museum-ship. This pavillon reminds me a lot of similar ones that I saw in Turkey, but this one actually was built by the Indian Community in memory of their countrymen who had lost their lives in an earthquake in Yokohama in 1929.
    Take a look at my 2nd photo for the great ornaments inside of its cupola.

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    Minato Mirai by Night

    by mikoykoy Written Jan 28, 2007

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    Minato Mirai Skylines
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    Strolling along the area of Minato Mirai by night and marvel the lights and scenes of the vicinity. Bar hopping (Hard Rock cafe would be a choice), dine, shop or just feel the cold breeze of the Yokohama bay.

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    Helicopter Flight > This...

    by o00o Updated Feb 26, 2003

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    Helicopter Flight >

    This sightseeing flight presents a spectacular view of lights on land and sea flickering under the night sky. The sights include the prominent features of the Landmark Tower Yokohama and Yokohama Bay Bridge, as well as the twinkling lights of ships on the sea.

    Flight Schedule: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and other special periods (Christmas season, etc.)
    A flight is made every 10 minutes from 18:00 to 20:30 (Initial departure time may depend on the time of sunset)
    Phone: 047-380-5555

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    At Chinatown, have a break...

    by davidlop Written Sep 25, 2002

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    When visiting Chinatown, just have a break buying some street food and finding a place like the the square in the picture (maybe the only place you can see the sky in this dense neigbourhood), sit and relax chewing a bean-filled chinese bread... and maybe chat with the locals!
    It's also the only place I saw in Japan where people had big dogs playing on the street :)

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  • The first thing that you'll...

    by yen_2 Written Sep 8, 2002

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    The first thing that you'll going to miss is the people itself because they are very respectfull, cheerful and deciplined. And the beautiful spots and places.

    Note:
    You should visit the 'Land Mark Tower, since it's the tallest building in Japan & the worlds fastest elevator, you have to scan it in the Worlds Guinness Book and Try to visit the 'China Town'.

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    Neat Hakone, the hot springs...

    by Pbjclimber Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Neat Hakone, the hot springs resort, there is geothermal activity. At one of these spots it is customery to eat a egg that is hard boiled in the sulfer water. The egg turns black. You are said to gain seven years good luck.

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    Sky Garden in the Landmark...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Sky Garden in the Landmark Tower >

    This is probably the one viewing spot no to miss!
    You can get to Japan's highest observation deck (273m above the ground) in about 40 seconds with e fastest elevator in the world (750m/min.)!

    The sprawling jewel-like sight shows you a 360 degrees beautiful panorama up to about 80km away.
    You can see Mt.Fuji, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Metropolitan Government building and Boso peninsula on a clear day. There is a sourvenir shop on this floor.
    There are nice shopping malls on the lower floors (Landmark Plaza), continuing to other shopping malls including 'Queen's Square' and 'at!'. In christmas season, the building will be attractively decorated with other buildings around it.

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    Art Paintings on the wall >...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Art Paintings on the wall >

    There is powerful pop art graffiti on the wall along Rt.16 under the JR line railroad bridge. If you have time left, go see it!

    Access: 3 minutes walk from Sakuragicho station(JR Negishi,Tokyu Toyoko, Shiei Chikatetsu lines. Go to the opposit side of MM21. It is along the Rt.16, JR line under the line bridge.

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    The interesting part is that...

    by luciano Written Sep 5, 2002

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    The interesting part is that at the underground there is a nice reconstruction of a Japanese town in the forties, with fake facades of houses and shops and real ramen-ya where you can sample the noodles (but nothing is included in the price of the entrance ticket!)

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