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Ana and I heard about a Military Base in Yokosuka. Apparently it's the most important military base outside of the USA...if Wikipedia has it's facts straight. They will allow visitors as long as you are accompanied by either a member of the military or have a members ID with you. We came up short in both areas. If you look in the distance, across the bay, you'll see the military base. Even though we didn't see the military base up close and personal, it was cool coasting through town and seeing people dressed in their fatigues. It gave me a different appreciation for the Navy.
Enoshima is a small island near Kamakura, which is home to the biggest buddah statues in Japan. Enoshima is just a 5 minute walk across the bridge from the main land. Once there you can enjoy all the perks of a small tourist village. There are countless souvenirs, dozens of delicious foods, serene walks around the island and beautiful shrines.
We stopped by the Yokohama Museum of Art the other day. We mostly toured the paintings and photography galleries. They had a few Salvador Dali pieces on display, too. It was the perfect for a rainy day activity.
Our neighbors Earl and Jyana from Seattle had a few residents from the apartment over for dinner. We had a traditional Japanese dinner called Nabe. It's similar to fondu, except the dish in the center of the table has a boiling broth in it. We threw in crab, salmon, shrimp, a mystery fish, cabbage, mushrooms, and meatballs. It was delicious!
When Ana asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I told her a visit to China Town of course. This is the view from the east entrance. Our 1st stop once inside China Town....Starbucks. (Nate and Shauna, your souvenir was in China Town, bonzai!)
This is Ana and I from the Sky Garden on the 69th floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower. It is quite an impressive panoramic view. The 1,000 yen ($12) ride to the top took an entire 40 seconds in an elevator that travels 750 meters per minute. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Japan that is also interested in the feeling of their head exploding. In no time we were at the top watching the sun set, enjoying the view of the city and a snow capped Mt. Fugi. Yokohama Landmark Tower has 70 floors, is 972 ft tall and contains the 2nd fastest elevator in the world. Put Yokohama Lamdmark Tower in google images and you'll get a great pic of the building itself.