Yokohama Sparkles at NightJan 13th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Photo Gallery, Tokyo and Vicinity
David Shackelford shares a beautiful shot of Yokohama at night with us today. He’s a San Francisco native, currently studying in Tokyo at Waseda University, who spent his first Christmas in Japan on a platonic date in the trendy Minato Mirai area of Yokohama.
In his own words:
“This picture of Yokohama’s waterfront was taken from Landmark Tower. The tower has the fastest elevators in the world, reaching 12.5 meters/second as they carry tourists up to the observation deck. This was my first time in Yokohama- I was on a Christmas Eve date, which seems to be the only acceptable way to go out on the 24th. Whether we were on the train, strolling the pier, or waiting in line for the elevator, Yokohama was a sea of young couples. “
Read more about David’s adventures in Japan and see more great photos of Yokohama and his Christmas Eve date on his blog Shack in Japan.
This and other great images of Japan can be found in The Nihon Sun Japan Photo Gallery.