During the Golden Week vacation, I took a trip to some places near to Tokyo. The first two days I spent in Yokohama, a port town south of the city.
This is the Yokohama Museum of Art.
The special exhibit was on fashion during the Meiji Restoration, when Japan finally opened to foreign countries. The pieces in this show displayed how western and Japanese styles merged, especially in Yokohama which was a major site of foreign trade.
Outside the museum was this wild sculpture.
This is one of two old warehouses on the waterfront, restored and now home to retail, restaurants, and an art gallery.
The plaza in between the two buildings happened to be hosting an oktoberfest!
One of the famous buildings I most wanted to see was the Yokohama Passenger Terminal by FOA. Here the street leads up to the main entrance, but those who come to enjoy the terminal as a public space use the paths off to the side.
It was a lively day, and lots of people were hanging out and enjoying the weather and the view.
This second entry leads to an event hall.
At this quieter part of the dock, small groups of people were chatting, napping, or reading.
Being out in the water like this, feels like being on the back of a whale surfacing out of the water.
Tunnels like this one lead back into the main lobby, or down to parking.