Yes, those scans were from BL manga, my dirty secret has been revealed! For those who recognized the drawings, those are some of my favorite artists. I do know romance happens more often in manga than real life. I guess I should read more manga haha^^
I love you guys so much! Even though I can't agree, I was so touched hearing about how you guys think I deserve a good guy. I'm not currently looking for a boyfriend, but it could be true I'm getting spring fever haha! I totally forgot about that concept XD
View of Minato Mirai
Anyhow, I don't want to leave you with a gushy post (even though my readers deserve higher praise than I'm able to express) so I'd like to share some new photos of Yokohama that I took during day 10 of Japan Trip 4.
I took the train into Yokohama station, and then changed to the Minatomirai line to reach the Bashamichi station. It's possible to walk from Yokohama station to the port side area (which was my destination) but it takes about 20-30 minutes. I was thinking the exercise would be good, but secretly I didn't want to walk it. Luckily my friend decided to use the train haha.
Ice skating at the Akarenga
Of course I had to take more photos of Minato Mirai, the Landmark Tower and the CosmoWorld ferris wheel which are the icons of Yokohama. I didn't bother visiting those places again since I'd seen them before. After we stopped in a couple museums, we passed by the Akarenga Soko and headed down to Yamashita Park.
It was getting darker and colder as we made the walk to Yamashita park. Luckily there is a Lawson konbini right there in the park, where you can warm up and grab some snacks or Yokohama souvenirs. I picked out hot milk tea, and my friend got takoyaki for us to share.
This Lawson is happy to see you! Lucky it's not Angry Lawson
Adding mayo and sauce to Lawson Takoyaki
How convinient that you can buy yummy takoyaki right at the konbini! It was warm in the tummy^^ and you could put your own sauces on with a little pinch packet. I used to see these pinch packets often in the US when I was younger, but I guess the plastic costs more so we just have the usual packets now.
Yamashita park is a very romantic place, there are many young couples enjoying the ocean view there. In fact the entire Minato Mirai and port side area are big dating places, and you rarely see lone people there. We ate our snack and walked around the park for a bit, so I could snap some night photos.
It was really dark by then, so we headed back towards the Akarenga to look at the shops inside. The Akarenga shops are really kinda crafty and eclectic, but nothing really my style. Before we went back to Tokyo, I wanted to shop in World Porters, but that is cool enough to get it's own post! hehe^^
Super 'shopped photo of Minato Mirai