posted Oct 10, 2013, 3:42 AM by Tsubasa Kato
updated Oct 10, 2013, 3:50 AM
More than 10 of ICT members took part in this event. Though weather
forecasts had predicted cloudy condition before, actually the blue sky made our
tour more special. Departing from Motomachi-chukagai station, we walked into
the China Town. We visited Chinese temples and stopped to take food and snacks
like meat buns and bean paste buns.
Passing in front of
the oldest protestant church in Japan and seeing old pictures of Yokohama port,
we walked in the sea breeze of Yamashita Park, where is made from rubbles of buildings
collapsed by the Great Kanto earthquake. We had enjoyed our own time for a
while and seeing the great view of seaside just before our Seabass came to the
pier. And also, it might have been a good idea that we transported to Red Brick
Warehouse by the boat because almost all participants have never gotten on it
even though they live near there.
Arriving at the Red
Brick Warehouse, we took a look at the landscape including Landmark tower, a
big ferris wheel and other tall buildings. The October festival was held at that
time, so we had free time again and a lot of participants enjoyed German beer.
Then we got a common topic which is the most favorite Japanese beer brand while
we walked along the old railroad.
In the end, we went
up to the Sky Garden to watch the spectacular sight from 69th floor.
Going around the floor, we sat in a café and had something to drink. We had fun
with chatting each other including a topic where we would like to go for the
next time. Although time of breakup was late for one hour, it was lucky that a
pretty night view awaited us.
As an organizer, I
found it to be great that we chose Yokohama for the first time because there
were so many attractions of food, drinks, architectures, landscapes, souvenirs,
history and so on. And some participants might have got interested in places
which we passed this time. It would be fun if we plan to visit Yokohama again
via a different course soon.
(by Tomohoro Komuro)