Manhole Monday: Yokohama

Yokohama is such an underrated city on the Japan tourist trail. Sure, if pressed for time, I'd visit Tokyo, Kyoto and somewhere in the countryside, but with an unhurried schedule, this is a great place to spend some time. But Yokohama was just a blip on the radar when Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into its... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Chinatown (Yokohama)

I realize that the Chinese New Year officially began on February 10th but since I'm heading up to catch the final days of the Nagasaki Lantern Festival this weekend, I'm in the mood to drag out the celebration a bit. Nagasaki has a small, interesting Chinatown itself but my favorite Chinatown in Japan is, hands... Continue Reading →

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