February 13, 2007

A trip to Yokohama - 4 - Aka-renga soko (Red Brick Warehouse)

It was another bright and mild, almost spring-like day on Monday and after breakfast in Starbucks, it was a leisurely stroll across a long, low bridge to the island in the bay that is home to the Aka-Renga Soko (Red Brick Warehouse). Originally quayside warehouses dating back almost a century, these buildings now house giftshops, zakka stores, interior goods stores, eateries and a jazz club.

It was fun browsing the shops and come lunchtime I had worked up an appetite, and so opted to try the 'soup curry' available in one of the places in the food hall area. Pretty good it was too.

After lunch it was time to wander back towards the mainland via the World Porters mall and the CosmoWorld amusment park, which houses an enormous big wheel. Apparently, on a clear day you can see Mount Fuji behind Landmark Tower, but it was too hazy that day.

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