Mr. ShukSYJ, the comedian and actor who hails from Penang, was visiting Japan for the first time.
During his 5 days 4 nights trip, he went to Yokohama.
Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa, and easily accessible from Tokyo. It takes less than 30 minutes by train. Yokohama is well known as the most populous municipality of Japan. It has the largest Chinatown in Japan, and it has the reputation of being a very cosmopolitan city.
Maybe you’ve heard of Yokohama Tyres…the company was established in Yokohama in 1917.
Let us explore Yokohama with Shuk san!
Starting from the Yokohama station, he headed to Sankeien Garden.
1 Sankeien Garden
He first visited the Sankeien Garden, which is a spacious Japanese style garden created by a successful businessman. It has seventeen historic architectural properties (temples, buildings, etc.), and four ponds as well.
It was sunny but very cold…sangat sejuk… Mr. Shuk’s wife used a “Hokkairo” – heat pad – for warming her body.
Yokohama’s Chinatown is the largest in Japan. Located in the centre of Yokohama, it attracts lots of tourists, including local people.
Strolling around Chinatown, Mr. Shuk found a shaved ice called Taiwanese Silk Ice. Errr… shaved ice in winter? …yes!
The Silk Ice is named so because of its texture… like silk!
After the sejuk & beku experience, we headed for a Malaysian restaurant.
They say it is one of the best Malaysian restaurants in Tokyo.
Yokohama is known as a cosmopolitan city, so there is a Malaysian restaurant here as well. He enjoyed halal food there!
3. Cupnoodles Museum
After taking a ride on a ferry from Chinatown, Mr. Shuk arrived at the Cupnoodles Museum, an interactive museum that showcases the history of instant noodles.
“I was inspired by the story of the founder….it is good for children’s education,” Shuk san told me!
4. Yokohama Akarenga (Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse)
He wound up the trip with a visit to the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, also known as Yokohama Akarenga. This is a cultural and commercial facility near the sea that utilizes two historical buildings constructed more than a century ago.
It is also a major tourist attraction in Yokohama.
Shuk san was captivated by the modern atmosphere there!
It was a freezing day, but we enjoyed the walking. Thank you Shuk san for coming to Japan!