Osanbashi web page
Osanbashi is the pier where the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal resides. And, it's a must see place for visitors and long time residents as well. Let's go!
To get to Osanbashi I had to walk along the Ookagawa river. The water was so calm that it was like a mirror reflecting the images of the buildings.
There's a healthy population of seagulls hanging out along the river.
Passing by a well dressed man with a nice hat.
This kind lady was herding school children. They were heading to Osanbashi too.
Getting closer. It certainly is a beautiful day for this.
Walking past Zou-no-hana (elephant's trunk) where one has a beautiful view of the city skyline.
Read more about Zou-no-hana here: Ambassadors-Japan
We have arrived at Osanbashi. The pier is completely covered with teak wood and a few patches of green grass. No admission fee, open everyday.
Like I said "a pier with a view".
On very clear days one can see Mt Fuji. I fear that soon the view will be blocked by a new building currently under construction.
There's a Coast Guard base across the way from the pier.
There's also a view of the Red Brick Warehouse area.
I think I was being viewed with suspicion.
Normally there are large cruise ships but today there's a small ship moored here.
A shot across the bow.
Osanbashi is a couples dating destination.
Standing at the end of the pier looking back at the city. The harsh winter sunlight is in my eyes from this direction.
A couple having a special moment. Even their shadows look special.
Facing toward the Yokohama Bay bridge.
And, from the front of the pier looking toward the other end.
The road that leads to the pier.
And lastly, the entrance to the passenger terminal.
Okay, so much for the Osanbashi pier. Time to explore other parts of Yokohama.
So, off we go to the Harbor View Park where we'll visit the British House.
The British House was built in 1937 as the British consular residence. The building was designed by the Shanghai branch of the British Office of Works. The British House Yokohama is now part of the Rose Garden of Minato-no-mieru-oka Park. The roses draw many tourists when they bloom from April to June and again from October to November.
It's nice to feel welcome here.
Poking around the kitchen pantry.
Checking out the dining room. Looks like they knew I was coming.
Check out these small details
The British House is great but now I'm back amongst the general population.
Passing through the flea market in Ododrikoen.
Japan may have an aging society but I can tell one this - they ain't sitting around the house waiting to die.
The senior citizens are out and about enjoying life.
Hey, the good news is that not everyone is old. There are a few young ones too!
Thanks for stopping by!