Yokohama - What's there...?
Oct 15, 2005
Yokohama, what's there? Basically not much, but it is a big city right next to Tokyo. I think they make tyres... We arrive din Yokohama on recommendation from some random boys who Dina met in the hostel in Tokyo. Having got there, we found some cheapish accommodation then walked around for ages trying to find it. It turned out to be the smallest room in the whole world. I'm sure it must be in the Guiness book of records. Consists of two single mattresses on the floor, with no other floor space except a mat in front of the door to put your shoes on. But it did have a TV! Bathroom was unisex too which was a shock for poor old Dina and me - something we would soon get very used to. The biggest palava of Yokohama was when we tried to get money out. Turns out everyone pays in cash in Japan, and the cash points don't all accept foreign cards - yes even VISA! It's not Japanese apparently. So we hired bicycles and rode miles to a big shopping mall which still wouldn't take our cards. Eventually we found one by a big hotel. The problem then being that we were asking for 300,000yen. Our brains were mush that day and instead of asking for 300 pounds we were asking for 3000! No wonder it kept refusing us! Apart from that, there is a nice china town there, (they sell Bruce Lee stuff which all says BLuce Lee - Ha Ha), and a nice per thing and some nice parks. It rained a lot, and was freezing though.