Japan 2008: Day 2

Our day two Japan photos are up, this time chronicling our journeys from Kyoto to Yokohama to Tokyo. We spent the afternoon in Yokohama – initially we were going to head for a place called Sea Paradise, but when we got to the station the cab driver told us it would cost 10,000 yen to get there – $100 CAD and an hour’s worth of our time. Both factors were steep, so we decided we’d skip that and spend the afternoon around Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Japan.

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We’re keeping so busy that I haven’t had much time to edit photos…and my Dell XPS M1330 is starting to make louder and louder whining noises – in a quiet room, it’s really noticeable and really irritating. <sigh> Time to call Dell when I return to Canada…

  • Those flowers (Pictures 95 and 96) are the cherry blossoms (Sakura), although they’ve only just started to pop. I suspect in a week’s time, they’ll be an awesome display of pink and white. Kyoto really shines during this time of year. 🙂

    Nice shots overall. Bring on Day 3!

  • Darius,
    Really? Those blossoms were huge, much larger than any of the blooming cherry blossoms we’ve seen – and we’ve seen quite a bit. Apparently the cherry blossoms knew we were coming, because they started blooming several weeks early in Kyoto! When we originally picked this time to come, we thought we made the choice of seeing the sumo match over seeing cherry blossom season, so we were pleasantly surprised when we managed to get both. 🙂

  • Interesting. I know the trees come in a number of varieties, but maybe I got this one wrong. This is a classic case where everyday life needs signage. 😉