I spent a few more days in Yokosuka, just hanging out with the host family.
After spending a month in Yokosuka, I moved to Kawasaki.
The apartment I stayed at was right next to Kawasaki’s Korea Town.
In the area there was lots of industry and the air was very dirty, but I still liked the back streets there.
About halfway through November, I was wandering around the back streets and stumbled upon a Korean festival. There was music and foods, a flea market and more music. I really wanted to buy the delicious smelling food but unfortunately I didn’t have any money with me…
On my way back home, I found a little park with an old tram. I don’t really know why it was there, but it looked nice.
I like the little quiet streets in Japan, somehow they make me smile.
From where I stayed, I had an amazing view which included… Mt. Fuji! And sunsets + Mt. Fuji = breathtaking moments!
The evening view from the busy streets below was also quite nice.
Some day in late November I went to Tokyo. I didn’t really visit because I don’t like Tokyo, but I think the skyline looks pretty cool.
A few days later I had to take the train to meet up with a friend, so I went to the nearest station. It turned out to be a stupid idea, though I was happy to explore the little streets some more. When I arrived at the station I didn’t find the right entrance so I got to this old looking platform where no one else was around and when my train didn’t arrive on time -something very impossible in Japan!- I realised I was completely wrong… Apparently there was another entrance to a platform with a newer infrastructure opposite the entrance I took. I missed my train, and on top of that I lost my train ticket too! I retraced my steps to look for it, but in the end I had to buy a new one. Train tickets in Japan are really tiny little papers so it was almost impossible to find it. I’ll just think that I made someone happy with a free train ticket that day. 😉
At the end of November I visited Sankeien in Yokohama. It’s a really nice Japanese garden with lots of buildings and two beautiful ponds. It’s one of those place I’d love to visit again one day!
I kept this post short, because I’d have to split November 2013 into two posts otherwise. I’m trying to catch up with my posts. I still want to show everything, so I’ll keep the text a bit shorter until I caught up completely.
A few videos to end this post with: