Yokohama Landmark Tower

Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com

When we first arrived here in Japan, back in May, we did a lot of sight seeing, as you may already know. One of our firsts trips was to Yokohama, just a short trip by train and about half way to Tokyo from where we live. Anson and I spent the afternoon in Yokohama visiting one of it's famous landmarks, Landmark Tower. We've been below it several times. There is a nice shopping center and some places to eat.

Our first view from the tower once you exit the elevator is of the waterway and huge ferris wheel. There is a huge clock in the center of the wheel that at this angle you can't read.

Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com

I find the waterways, roads and green strips of trees fascinating. The views from up here give you at least a glimpse into what Japan looks like, or at least part of it.

Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com

There is so much green here despite the packed buildings. Everyone here gardens and trees flourish. If it was the States we'd just plow down those pesky trees and maybe replant some later if we've left enough room and dirt.

Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com

A ship that you can tour as well as an open air seating and lawn.

Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com
Landmark Tower Yokohama, Japan | NaomiVanDoren.com

Quick photo to end our trip. Anson now has a camera of his own, my old D80. I think I've finally convinced him that it is his and for him to use. So he took a few shots while here as well. I'm so proud of how fast he picked up using all the manual modes on a DSLR camera.